April 26, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ~ Dramatic Sky












♥  Thanks to my best bud for calling me and telling me to run outside with my camera!  ♥

From the Austin American Statesman.  Sunday, May 1, 2011.

The cloud formed because warm air must rise.  That upward push pierced the troposphere and bumped against the stratosphere, where the cloud, a cumulonimbus with suggestions of a cloud formation called a calvus, flattened at 50,000 feet.

At its widest, the cloud spread for possibly 25 miles.  The setting sun turned its edges into embers that people could see from San Antonio to Temple.

25 comments:

  1. I know this is Wordless Wednesday, but I have a word....WOW!!!! Gorgeous pictures :-)

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  2. Wow. That's all I can say -- just wow!

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  3. Oi Cat these must be THE best cloud/sky pictures that I have ever seen. I can't believe how amazing they are, I could watch them forever. I would love to have really big poster about those clouds to my wall.

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  4. It looks like the sky wants to send us rain. So promising, yet ... we're still dry.

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  5. Isn't it nice to see rain clouds? You captured their majesty, strength, and beauty exquisitely.

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  6. Beautiful Cat! We saw similar cloud formations here in the hills yesterday, but alas...no rain :/ But gorgeous anyway and as always, you captured them beautifully!

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  7. It was stunning wasn't it? I've never actually seen the clouds boiling up - we could see them moving and growing.

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  8. Wow those are amazing. You should post them on the Cloud Appreciation Society website http://cloudappreciationsociety.org/

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  9. It is very dramatic. Those clouds looks so fluffy. You took some great photos.

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  10. insane!! you are a very talented photographer. I wonder if you realize that? I come to your blog not only for the gardening but also to see your photos!!

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  11. Just amazing! Don't you love good friends like that?!

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  12. wow now that looks like quite a storm cloud and the sun on it is so incredible...

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  13. Hi Cat, I agree with everyone who said "wow!" Hope you get some rain soon.

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  14. Reminds me of Tornado alley - Oklahoma

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  15. That is gorgeous! Although it's scarily like a mushroom cloud after a nuclear bomb too. I loved your black and white grackle shot below too. From the looks of your photos, you should be the one publishing books on photography. I'd add another tip is just taking lots of shots with varying exposures called bracketing.

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  16. That is an AMAZING photo of the clouds. They really do have personalities it seems(the clouds, I mean)!!! Did you get any rain from those clouds? Especially since you are in a drought.

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  17. Amazing! I, too, was thinking that it looks like a mushroom cloud or a tornado. The colors and the angles are so fascinating. Amazing photography!

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  18. You captured the light beautifully. Those are magnificent photos. I hope you are feeling better after the other days rant. Thanks for leaving a comment yesterday, violets are lovely. I grow some white ones as well but they come out in late spring.

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  19. Truly amazing. You take such stunning photos Cat - and Helen is right, the cloud appreciation society would love these.

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  20. Would have made an awesome time-lapse photo!

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  21. You're photos are always so beautiful but these clouds in particular are breathtaking!

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  22. You're welcome!!!

    You were the first person I thought of when I was confronted with that massive cloud! Great photos. Which lens did you use?

    Love,
    Your best bud

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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
~A.A. Milne

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