Tags archives: cumulus

  • Sunset Sail off the Kona Coast

  • Calm Pacific seas and a Hawaiian sunset:  what better way to close the day?   The warm scene of tropical sailing evokes calm, peace and serenity—states of being so direly needed in the rushed world of social media and continual distraction.  My request, therefore, is simple:  study this image, then close your eyes for a few [...]
  • Puuhonua o Honaunau Sunset: Deep Zoom

  • A marvelous South Kona sunset paints the Pacific sky beyond Puuhonua o Honaunau National Park.  Deep zooming into a sunset sky rich in cloud diversity and textures can yield a perspective both microscale and macroscale at the same time.  That's because, while pointing to a distance of infinity, the subset sampled is just a s[...]
  • Textured Sky with Asperatus, South Icelandic Coast

  • The wild coastline of Iceland never fails to offer moments of wonder and amazement—just give it a few minutes.  Land, sea and sky all play nicely together here, on an afternoon when most tourists simply saw a solemn sky, and this cloud and sky enthusiast experienced good times.  The sea stacks off Reynisfjara here punctuated a s[...]
  • Upstream from Angel's Landing

  • To arrive here, one must hike a series of switchbacks adding up to 2.5 miles and 1500 vertical feet each way from the Virgin River, or a total of 5 miles and 3,000 vertical feet.  Parts of the hike ain't easy, traversing slick, tilted, sand-covered rock slopes bracketed by thousand-foot dropoffs within just a few feet distan[...]
  • Somber Icelandic Stormscape

  • Just several miles below the Arctic Circle itself, the closest one will see there to a "dark day" stormy convective regime follows a convergence boundary across Iceland's deeply incised northern (Arctic Ocean) coast.  Somber, textured, slate-colored skies, and the ominous shadows they cast upon landscapes, have captivated me[...]
  • Salt Particle Reflections

  • On a midsummer's high noon, almost precisely 24 hours before the landfall of Hurricane Dennis at this very spot, the calm water belied the tumult that soon would unfold.  Hints luked.  Beaches were strangely devoid of the usual collection of fishermen, old couples strolling the strandline, kids with sand buckets, alluring yo[...]
  • Surf and Sunrise

  • A gentle and warm ocean surf, feathery cumulus and fractus clouds at sunrise, gulls soaring and calling, a cool breeze tinged with the fresh scent of light rain and the salt air of the ocean in interwoven streamers of fluid flow—what more splendid start to a day may one experience?  Sanibel FL (10 Nov 15) Looking SSE 26[...]
  • Subtropical Sundown, Bonita Beach

  • The ocean was so calm for this pastoral sunset that I could wade right out, set up the tripod in a couple feet of water, and start shooting.  Worry not:  from ice to falls down cliffs to volcanic sand and sulfurous steam, the tripod has endured far worse traumas than a little salt water!  The sunset would deepen its hues on [...]
  • Stratocumulus Clouds and Sun Beads

  • Deeply zooming in to the farthest areas near the horizon restricts the view of a sunset to the sector of sky with the very warmest tones, here lining and silhouetting an armada of cumulus and stratocumulus clouds.  Cloud analogs to Baily's beads carved up the apparent sun into chunks, further accentuating the otherworldly au[...]
  • Cumulus Mediocris, Everglades

  • Benign but mildly sheared cumulus clouds drift placidly over the Everglades—Florida's little estuarine version of the Great Plains.  While living in Miami, I made many short trips westward into the River of Grass, finding a large element of the same solace and immersion in the spaciousness of sky as I would during springtime[...]
  • The Golden Hour

  • Enjoying the coastal Everglades reflections of the warmly lit "golden hour"—that time of gradually reddening light soon before sunset—a fine notion struck:  I could use a deep zoom lens to capture a naturally sepia-toned portion of water and sky, with silhouetted landscape and a ready-made cloud and tree composition, right t[...]
  • Soft Cumuli in a Warm Breeze

  • Another warm winter day in the Florida Keys soothes body and spirit, the gentle breeze rustling palm fronds beneath a blend of cumuli and fractocumuli.  This is where we had a delicious seafood lunch while the gulls cackled and fish jumped in the mangrove-lined channels of ocean water.  That night, we would experience a cold[...]