June 7, 2013
Tornado Titans comment at Facebook:
“Main Street Buffalo” – Looking down Main Street of Buffalo, Oklahoma as a severe thunderstorm dumping large hail sits nearly stationary just north of town. I’ve been wanting to get a scene like this for a long time. This was still in the late afternoon and it looked like evening outside, the locals were wondering why I’d keep running out in the middle of the road in between traffic with my camera one guy stopped to ask us if we were broke down. Great people!
You see a few of these skies in a week, you’re not so anxious to stand outside and deny global warming caused by humans. With luck, enough people will be driven to repent of their denialism, and we can get some serious action to restore the atmosphere.
November 16, 2012
Take a photo of amazing stuff:
Lenticular cloud over Mt. Fuji, 2003 (?)
Then mess it up with PhotoShop:
Photoshopped version of a 2003 photo of Mt. Fuji
Why? It’s the old question of why do we need fairies in the garden — isn’t the garden itself enough?
Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy called attention to other fantastic lenticular clouds near Mt. Fuji — are those fantastic formations not enough?
Did the PhotoShopper add anything of value to the picture? Of what use is a gilded lily?
(Please help — the original photo is identified as an award winner in 2003 — do you know the original photographer? We should give credit appropriately; I’ve not found the person’s name, yet.)
- Mount Fuji (vivalavisa1.wordpress.com)
- PhotoShop Disasters
- Altocumulus clouds near Albuquerque, New Mexico, “Albuquerque’s Winter Cloud,” from NOAA’s Albuquerque office
- Real lenticulars over Mt. Ranier, Washington (something about volcanoes?), from KOMO News (viewing these, you’ll understand why I prefer the real ones)
- Series of lenticular cloud shots, from Living Moon (each natural shot better than the Fuji PhotoShop)
- Discussion of clouds over Mt. Shasta, California (yes, another volcano), at Siskayous.edu (great wave clouds, and a spectacular rainbow by Jane English)
- 20 most incredible lenticular cloud photos, from Environmental Grafitti
Final slide to Phil’s presentation at the JREF’s TAM6 The Amazing Meeting convention. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)