In the days of film photography, capturing clouds presented an unusual challenge. Producing a good image of a cloud usually require high quality transparency film and a precise exposure.
Printing the cloud photograph presented even more obstacles, as extreme whites are actually ink voids or negatives.
Modern digital cameras do not have the same “latitude” issues as their film predecessors. And since most images are NOT printed anymore, but are typically displayed on a backlit LCD screen, we can duplicate clouds as we never could before.
As a result, I find myself looking skyward a lot more. There’s a whole world of new picture possibilities up there every day.