I was driving home from an appointment at about 1:00 in the afternoon with the sun high in the sky. Usually this is not the best time to photograph as the light is pretty flat and the shadows that are there are harsh. Yet as I was coming down the road by Nosehill Park here in Calgary I could see a good number of clouds starting to come in from the west and I knew they could make for a dramatic subject. Pulling in to a parking lot at the base of the hill I knew I wanted to photograph the clouds but needed to include some other elements as well.
As I walked along I saw some clusters of Milkweed plants and felt that these could look good with the sky and clouds behind them. On the following two images I got down low to the ground to shoot up at the Milkweed with the sky in the background. These were two different clusters as I liked the way both looked in their own unique way.