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Beautiful Cloud Photography
Most take for granted the beautiful canvas that rests above their heads, the refraction, reflection, and scattering of light in our atmosphere has and does produces some of the most vibrant colors on earth! No camera does these colors any justice but I've tried anyways! This hub will showcase some unique and beautiful cloud photography I have taken over the last year. From winter skies to summer storms and rainbows I have posted a few interesting and beautiful cloud photography. The first photo to the right was taken as a summer thunderstorm moved on by, the back edge clearing up as the sun was setting. The different shades of color and the battle between light and dark in this photograph brings texture to the photograph. You can almost see the clouds moving across the sky, tumbling together, small parts illuminated by the setting summer sun.
The first photograph in the thumbnail sequence below is just of a dark stormy day. I also love the texture of this photo, as well as the dark colors, it's so ominous! The second one is a more recent photograph, taken in March 2012 as the sun was setting. I caught that one as i was about to sit down for dinner and instead jumped up grabbed my camera and went outside. The third photograph in the thumbnails is actually the oldest one, dating back to January 2011, a cold winter sky. Even with pink in the sky the photograph feels cold! The fourth photograph is one of a building thunderstorm off to my north east, we had just missed it, however it gave me the great angle. The cloud almost looks like it is exploding! finally the last photograph in the thumbnails is one that I took as a thunderstorm was clearing out in the summer. Actually it is the same storm as the first photograph above was taken.
Finally some photos where the clouds are not the only beauty in the sky. Below are a number of photos I took one late afternoon, after storms moved through. At first it was just one large rainbow but then out of the corner of my eye I saw the faintest hint of a double rainbow. In a matter of minutes there it was, although they didn't show up as brightly on camera, I was still able to catch them below!
On June 24th 2015, New England saw an impressive set up for a severe weather event. Parts of Connecticut experienced a long stretch of microbursts that caused damaged with it's 90 mph winds. As the storms moved through just before sunset, mammatus clouds were left in their wake.
Mammatus clouds are a cloud formations where pouches hang from the cloud based, almost like mammary glands. These clouds usually appear right after severe weather when the atmosphere is still slightly unstable. They are most common in the great plains of the United States.
However, on June 24th 2015, mammatus clouds were seen from Boston to Washington D.C. Along with these awesome clouds, many were treated to a beautiful sunset as well!