yes, T. the B&W shot just is increcible...I loved that one best, because of the clouds, almost at eye level, yet still above them, the light, how the photo shows illumination, trasparently solid...not only the tops of the clouds, which somehow are always a mystery, like the dark side of the moon... bringing the brightness..the brilliance of the cloud bank, but the depth of the cloud is displayed, the illumination, then the shadows, as you managed to peek threw the clouds. The "spotlight" effect on the "town", surrounded by the fields, of varied hue..the mosiac of repeating lines, the angles, all sharp edged..perfectly symetrical, yet jumbled, too..almost frantic.
there you are, lofty above the scene, giving it a serene far away look, almost as how God would view the earth..on an "ordinary" day. Captured perfectly. That is what a great photo is to me, bringing the ordinary to the eye, presence and grandness. Calmac does it, too with landscapes. The landscapes speak for them self, like they are viewing us right back...And so does this photo.
canon 7D, Mark iii 5D, ef 70-300 f/4-5.6, ef 28-135mm canon 100-400mm L IS 4.5, and a little 24-70 L f/2.8...