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#1 Posted : Friday, 30 August 2019 4:43:01 PM(UTC)
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I thought I would start this thread as clouds have always fascinated me from when I was a small child.
I thought I would post some that I have captured and some will come from websites. Please join in on the fun and post your favorites. Can even be volcanic, pyro etc.

Small shelf cloud over Bracken Ridge

Dec 21 2018 4.jpg

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#2 Posted : Friday, 30 August 2019 6:26:58 PM(UTC)
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Ha ha. That is excellent. Thank you for starting the topic and what wonderful concidence, because I have just brought "The Cloud Collector's Handbook" and it arrived today. It is a publication by the Cloud Appreciation Society and ISBN 978-0-340-91943-9.

A shelf cloud would be a 30 pointer if I saw one and photographed it!

Sadly I only saw a few 15 pointer Cumulus today.

Highest point earning cloud is a Circumzenithal Arc, worth a whopping 45 points!
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#3 Posted : Friday, 30 August 2019 7:14:17 PM(UTC)
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I have seen a few of the upside rainbows ( nickname) NoDrops but was not quick enough to get a shot.

This is a twisted funnel cloud

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#4 Posted : Friday, 30 August 2019 7:26:53 PM(UTC)
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Wow. Love your photographs. I would love to see more. Funnel cloud is a 35 pointer in the book.
I think you will win the competition!
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#5 Posted : Friday, 30 August 2019 7:50:03 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: NoDrops Go to Quoted Post
Wow. Love your photographs. I would love to see more. Funnel cloud is a 35 pointer in the book.
I think you will win the competition!


Thanks noDrops,
For every photo there is probably 20 other shots to get the right one. But I have to stop being lazy and hop on the PC and start sorting them out. But if you got a half decent camera phone or even a camera just have fun and start snapping and you will be amazed with what you will capture.

Lightning is the hard one. I haven’t posted how to actually capture a lightning shot yet. I was just using it to try and post my 1st picture. But you may take up to a 100+ photos just to get one.

Cheers and have a crack at it and post, it is fun. The book sounds excellent too.

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#6 Posted : Friday, 30 August 2019 8:10:24 PM(UTC)
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It is number 1 on my list tomorrow. (I almost can't wait for it to get light so I can see what I can spot.)

I wonder to myself sometimes how we used to survive in the days of cameras with films. 24 or 36 exposures and that was it. Then take the film to a shop or post it off and eagerly wait for the results a few days later.

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That twisted funnel cloud is a beauty. Thanks for sharing ColMait

Orebound posted some images into the USA Severe weather forum a couple of days ago.
https://www.weatherforum...rum/posts/t43-USA-Storms
As much as I would like to see some of those in real life, I think I may poop myself. Huh
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#8 Posted : Saturday, 31 August 2019 8:58:43 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Pabloako Go to Quoted Post
That twisted funnel cloud is a beauty. Thanks for sharing ColMait

Orebound posted some images into the USA Severe weather forum a couple of days ago.
https://www.weatherforum...rum/posts/t43-USA-Storms
As much as I would like to see some of those in real life, I think I may poop myself. Huh


Awesome shots from over in the US. Thanks Pabloako.
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#9 Posted : Saturday, 31 August 2019 9:48:45 AM(UTC)
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This cloud is called Asperitas. They are possibly formed by downward drafts. Pictures 1 & 2 are from the web and the 3rd photo was an attempt by myself while in Stanthorpe. It was in 2017, a fairly warm day for winter then a cold front started to move through and the temperature plummeted by 8°C. I only caught a glimpse of it while driving along a dirt road and by the time we hopped out of the car most of it had vanished.

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And my attempt. I think I have a better one on the cameras SD card. I have so much photo sorting to do.

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#10 Posted : Saturday, 31 August 2019 10:36:55 AM(UTC)
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Took this back in September 2018. Looks to be an effect caused by updraft. Cloud was close to the ground at the time.

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#11 Posted : Monday, 2 September 2019 8:46:09 AM(UTC)
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Another pic from the archives taken on 18-02-2017.

Mammatus taken with an Infrared filter.

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Without the filter.

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#12 Posted : Monday, 2 September 2019 6:58:48 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Ambient Go to Quoted Post
Another pic from the archives taken on 18-02-2017.

Mammatus taken with an Infrared filter.



Great photos Ambient. I don't think I have really seen Mammatus clouds before.
Whilst reading up on them and how they form, I found this is a picture on the web from the USA.
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#13 Posted : Monday, 2 September 2019 8:09:24 PM(UTC)
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Mammatus clouds are an indication of an intense storm system. They are produced from downward drafts and ice accumulation within the cell.

This is a picture of Mammatus clouds at the rear flank of a hail storm that hit Bracken Ridge in 2012. It was an interesting formation to observe.

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This all came from this beast.

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Ps I am still sorting through all my photos. what a mess when you don't catalogue properly.

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Perhaps I am boring, but I have always been a fan of the box standard Cumulus cloud.
I used to spend hours as a kid in summer holidays, lying on the ground and looking up at the clouds trying to make shapes out of them. After a few bouts of nasty sunburn, I learnt to do it from inside! A rabbit and a WV Beetle car where what I mostly saw, but then again my imagination probably wan't too good then!.

More for old times sake, here is one I found on the web. A rabbit and Road Runner!
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Hello everyone!
Lenticular clouds are my #1 pick. I have only ever seen on in the Alps a few years ago, but didn't have anything to take a photo with. This is one from the web though.

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This one of Mount Fuji (Japan) is insane!
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#17 Posted : Monday, 9 September 2019 9:35:16 AM(UTC)
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Nice topic and great photos everyone.

May as well throw a couple in myself.

Pretty little guster over the Elizabeth River in Darwin. These ourflow dominant storms can often make for a nice photo.

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Elizabeth River Guster
by Orebound Images, on Flickr

Another one from a similar location.

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Channel Island Storm
by Orebound Images, on Flickr



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#18 Posted : Monday, 9 September 2019 6:19:51 PM(UTC)
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Absolutely stunning photos Orebound.
I love the colours in the first one.
Thank you for sharing
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#19 Posted : Tuesday, 10 September 2019 8:34:13 AM(UTC)
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Thanks NoDrops Cool

As I said, the gusted out stuff can often make for some really nice pictures.

Here's another one that produced some very pretty colours over in the US earlier this year. Just a weak storm from a chase perspective but some very vivid colour.

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Oklahoma Thunderstorm
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And a nice little LP supercell rotating away harmlessly over open country west of Amarillo Texas. The LP stuff is probably my favorite type of cloud structure.

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Texas Panhandle LP Supercell
by Orebound Images, on Flickr

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Good heavens.!! That is some amazing photography. I admire your tenacity for chasing such beasts. You obviously have a heart for such .
Thank you for posting. Will keep an eye out for your posts and activity.BigGrin

I see the power lines on a lean. A sign of regular winds out that way on open plains

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