Dawn is really my favorite time for taking photos, although I'm do rise as early now as I once did naturally. We made many trips between San Diego and Bend and Mt Shasta City was often a good stopping point. This day I slipped out of our motel before dawn to this developing cloud show. Then I drove like crazy to find the best spot to capture this sight near Mt Shasta
Oh yes this makes photographers crazy seeing such a cloud and even much better in this light. I would have ran around too :-)
Excellent composition leaving much space for the sky and yet still connecting with the lovely winter scenery just a little. Uhhh there must be some heavy winds near the Shasta mountain, it wildly moves around the cloud in a Tornado manner. Fascinating.
plimrn (2019/10/26 17:12:13): There ARE typically unique clouds in the area; probably because Shasta is much taller than anything nearby. I think it is part of the beauty of the Cascade Range
What an impressive and fascinating phenomenon! Apart from the incredible shape of the cloud its illumination here is gorgeous. It offers a stunning contrast to the blue of the sky. I think these clouds are called "nubi lenticolari". You have been at the right place at the right time. I think it's a photo to be proud of ...
Greetings from the last "summerly" warm and sunny day in Germany! Tomorrow autumn with all its unpleasant features will begin: rain, cold, wind ...
plimrn (2019/10/26 17:48:40): It was amazing! It was -6c here last night, although the high was 20c yesterday
What a spectacle mother nature display in the sky, you were ther at the right time to capture it. Yes, the natural foreground make it more pleasing rather than in front of the motel, unless you stay in some expensive place with view.
plimrn (2019/10/31 20:19:25): That's one of the many things I love about Australia. The Caravan Parks are typically right on the beach in FRONT of the expensive hotels