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Old 06-19-2010, 11:12 PM   #31
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That is totally awesome! It looks solid, like a glacier in the sky!

Here is the one out my den window tonight and lightening was going off inside the cloud.

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Old 06-20-2010, 12:33 AM   #32
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A cool shot, looks almost 3-D. Nice late-day color to it too.

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Old 06-20-2010, 12:58 AM   #33
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That is totally awesome! It looks solid, like a glacier in the sky!
The sun was just beginning to go down, bathing its leading edge with its brilliance.
Sage~Your cumulus sure is a beaute! My all time favorite cloud formation.
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Old 06-20-2010, 08:20 PM   #34
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That is not a cloud front, that is a cloud of Styrofoam gas that solidified in the air and is slowly floating away.
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Old 06-21-2010, 01:10 AM   #35
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It does look like a sheet of Styrofoam now that you mention it...
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Old 06-30-2010, 07:55 PM   #36
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Atmospheric Phenomena ---- Weather-dscf7158.jpg
Last week this tornadic like storm move quickly in.
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A rainbow soon followed.
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:24 AM   #37
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Since this was a first for me I thought I would add it here. I've captured rainbows out back on numerous occasions but this one popped up right at dusk. The little glowing ball in the background isn't the sun, it's the rising moon...
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:33 AM   #38
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We've been having our share of thunderstorms lately and that has given me several opportunities to try to capture some lightning.

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This shot is the same as the first shot but it flashed even brighter and the water captured some of that lights reflection. Same bolt two shots...I've never managed that before.

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Old 07-03-2010, 08:53 AM   #39
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Nice! So tell us ...How DO you capture a lightning bolt?
Stare through your camera until you see one and quickly hit the shutter...Like a thousand times till one is finally captured?
I hear some cameras have built in lightning sensors to snap them automatically.
Lightning is such a fascinating feat of nature. I think it is a very beautiful and exciting thing to witness. Too bad some people are fearful of it.
I suppose it's something installed into them by fearful cuddling parents when they're young ..Too bad, I love a good storm...
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Old 07-03-2010, 08:57 AM   #40
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I was thinking the same thing... how does one take a picture of a lightning bolt? As to loving storms, I can't say I love them - too destructive - but I would sure welcome one carrying a fair share of moisture right now here in Mass. It's been soooooo dry.
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