Landscape photography thrives on light and the landscape itself. Being part of it, the sky plays an important role - not only when it comes to sunsets and the associated colors.
Clouds are my favorite when it comes to creating dynamic and expressive landscape images. A pure blue sky is better than a dull grey one. But adding clouds is the master.
This becomes particularly true in HDR imaging, when clouds becoming vivid and sculptural.
This Tuscan landscape with rolling hills and scattered trees ended up in a kind of sinister atmsophere after HDR processing. It called for a more bright and friendly post-postpressing.
Expressive or bright - it's in your hands,