Double exposure shots with clouds as background has been my signature shot simply because I love shooting clouds and walking around the city. I love how cloud formations have such a nice contrast against the blue sky. Thanks to film photography and Lomo cameras, I now have a way of immortalizing this wonder of nature and at the same time, double exposing it against ordinary things I encounter.
The big question is what do you shoot first? The clouds or the intended foreground element? In most instances I shoot the clouds first because as I mentioned, it is what catches my attention… the clouds. Then as I continue walking, I find a suitable subject. It’s a random choice.
The beauty of having the clouds and sky as background is it’s plain yet interesting formation (I said it again). Both clouds and sky provide contrasting colors that allow the foreground elements to both stand out and fade into the background. By the way, Kodak Ekta- and Elitechromes capture very nice deep blue colors. A few more photos to state my case…
For anyone who loves the double exposure technique, the “up in the clouds” doubles technique is literally right up your alley. Just keep your eyes peeled for heavenly cloud formation.