Author archives: Roger

  • Home2

  • Welcome to SkyPix, an online photo book of clouds, weather and water by Roger Edwards. As in a printed coffee-table book, every image has its own page with a unique story. After all, meaningful photography is much more than just picture-taking; it is visually rendering a moment in place and time from a perspective like none othe[...]
  • Severy Severe

  • On a rollicking fun day for supercell structure, this was a mighty fine moment.   Turquoise hues peek through the interface between a very dense forward-flank precipitation core (right) and the north wall of the updraft, above a tail cloud that extends back into the core.  This rumbling specimen of rotating beauty was droppi[...]
  • Texas Thunderhead

  • This explosion of Lone Star convective power dominated the southern sky, partly making me dream I were beneath, but ultimately keeping me glad to see such an impressive thunderhead unfold from this vantage. This storm thrust skyward a gigantic convective mass spreading far above the level of the cumulonimbus anvil that was b[...]
  • Impaled Palm

  • A 1X4 board penetrated the upper part of a royal palm, leading to one of my most prized and popular photos.  Hurricane Andrew impaled the plank due E-W through the axis of the trunk, which was not significantly twisted. The palm almost certainly bent diagonally at a steep angle in eyewall winds analyzed at around 120 knots i[...]
  • Roswell Mothership

  • When storm enthusiasts discuss such a fantastically supercellular sky, the word mothership often tumbles reverently through quivering lips.   In this place, it has a little more meaning. Perhaps, when concerned citizens near Roswell saw oddly shaped, huge circular apparitions aloft that seemed positively alien in character, [...]
  • Geothermal Fog

  • On an already cool, damp day, it takes very little extra moisture to obscure the field of view.  In this case, the source was a steam vent in the Gunnuhver geothermal area, its well-defined plume of effluent wafting across the land to create this extraordinary visibility gradient at the surface.  This doesn't fit the commonl[...]
  • Hofsvik Red Ring

  • On just our second evening in Iceland, the sky blazed for over an hour with a slowly evolving and utterly stunning sunset--one of the top few most beautiful that I've ever witnessed.  The protracted light show peaked at just the right time to cast in flaming hues a remarkable ring of cloud material surrounding a tilted, clea[...]
  • NWC Lightning

  • An elevated thunderstorm flings a filament of electricity across the overnight sky, and above the American nucleus of severe-storms research and prediction. Norman, OK (2 Oct 14) Looking SE 35.1825, -97.4405
  • Alien Ice

  • Nodular ice encases lakeshore grass during a cold-air outbreak.  A special and uncommon sequence of circumstances set this up: a north-facing shore of a warm lake with reddish muddy water, hit by an intense cold front with winds strong enough to make splashing waves and launch spray, and temperatures cold enough to flash-fre[...]