Take a photo of amazing stuff:
Then mess it up with PhotoShop:
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