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The first volume filled up quick! I’m willing to keep going with a 2nd volume of photographs and input on the Asperitas Cloud.
Here is a recent photo of Asperitas Light and Medium
Arizona Asperitas # 201
And I am trying to catch up with you Michael. Unfortunately Keelin is still waiting for an asperitas event. Apparently the circumstances in California are less favorable for asperitas than in Arizona?
Not a recent one…
While I do indeed hunger for locally grown servings of Asperitas, I’m more than happy to feast on the offerings presented here. And I see Volume 2 begins with a doubly delicious appetizer from the two of you. Yum!
Thank you Keelin. It has been already four months since my last event, but I still have plenty of pictures of asperitas. One can say it is a rather photogenic kind of cloud.
A 2015 event
Sometimes Asperitas reminds me of VanGogh’s style of painting,
My hard drive decided to die. 8 years old.That is when I found out my back up wasn’t backing up any of my photos. So the broke hard drive is off to a data recovery session first thing Monday; 2 years of photos and documents and what not . So any pics I post here are new, a couple of days old at best. And yes, there was a Asperitas event just yesterday. Heres a shot from it.
Arizona Asperitas #202
Oh Micheal, I hope the data recovery is successful for you and all your photos can be saved (documents too, of course). Evidently, you are still looking up ~~ and we remain the lucky beneficiaries of that! I never tire of seeing the waves of Asperitas that you and Hans post here.
That´s bad news Michael, but with what I know about this, it should be possible to recover most or maybe all of the data. I truly hope so for you. Fingers crossed! It reminds me of some needed organization of my own backup. My external backup is not op to date at this moment, so my most recent pictures are at some risk knowing my hard drive is making disturbing sounds sometimes.
About next one I am not really sure whether this is the right thread for it. Nevertheless I liked the duplicatus in it. Any opinions?
Love your French Asperitas, Hans! You can probably guess what it reminds me of. As for the image following it, I can’t help but think of a charcoaled artist’s paper that has seen one of those soft, kneaded erasers go tumbling across it. The resulting illusion of texture is fantastic. I like this one very much.
Good luck indeed with data recovery. I can add that when my laptop went in for malware removal recently, I took the advice to replace the hard drive with SSD – solid state drive; never a moment of regret, its umpteen times faster.
The Datat Recovery people did an excellent job. They’re from Wales, well at least the wife is. She (as secretary/receptionist) had me believing she is from down under. Then she demonstrated some welsh language(Gaelic) . Anyway..everything saved. Heres a shot from November
Wales was in today’s Times, UK with this picture of an F-15E Strike Eagle. I expect the photographer had gone up the mountain for some quiet cloudspotting. Note in the above link he says the plane was NOT upside down.
Perhaps your data recovery person came from
Being half Welsh I enjoy taking an anglicised stab at saying that.
Small world…I was the production planner for the F15 Large Wire Harnesses before I retired from Boeing..The receptionist at the data recovery business told me that Welsh or gaelic is mandatory in schools. They will not let their language be lost to modern times..2 extra letters in their alphabet and incredibly long words as pointed out makes me wonder tho.
So happy to hear recovery was successful, Michael! Whatever the financial cost may be, if it were up to me to collect for it, I’d ask to barter for one of your images. This one, in particular, is a beauty beyond measure.
Great and intriguing play of lines in #203, Michael.
Some More Play
Delicate lines and blues in your last pictures Michael.
Thanks Hans ! I luv to camera surf the waves of Aperitas!
Arizona Asperitas #209
Surfing the waves of asperitas with he camera. That´s a figure of speech to remember Michael. Quite applicable.
I love all your recent wavy navies, guys
Thanks Hygge and Hans! Lets Keep it Going!
Heres another shot from that fantastic pre-dawn morning a while ago..
That pre-dawn morning must have been a great start of the day, Michael.
A French Asperitas
You bet Hans!, better than a cup of coffee! Nice shot of the French Asperitas!
I think so too Michael.
Another one from the french series. I remember I was on my way back from the baker and the breakfast was quite delayed.
Arizona Asperitas #214
Arizona Asperitas #215
Love the blue colors you are able to give your Asperitas Michael.
Grey Waves Of Asperitas
A wave of Asperitas passing nearly overhead
Arizona Asperitas #217
Ah, these waves… love them.
Arizona Asperita #219 is a very subtle one Michael.
I used one of the same series before as a flying mustache.
But It Is Asperitas
Arizona Asperitas #220
With some enhancement the nature of this cloud formation was unmistakable.
Arizona Asperitas #223
Two Weeks Ago
Slight asperitas I managed to capture in a Stratocumulus opacus cloud on June 16th in Ordie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. :)
Arizona Asperitas #224
Round Features Two Weeks Ago
Arizona Asperitas #225
Wild Waters Like Asperitas
Arizona Asperitas # 226
Foreboding Of Change Of Weather
Arizona Asperitas #227
A asperitas sky with good visible features, but the pictures need to be heavily developped from a almost featureless gray to unveal their surprising structure.
Arizona Asperitas #229
Arizona Asperitas #230
An awesome picture and video Dean. Thanks for sharing. The video shows all cloudtypes you mentioned. That must have been a great show watching it develop. Love it.
Thanks Hans! Was pretty awesome.
Dean , Your video reminds me how Asperitas looks like being under ocean water where the surf breaks. Cool Video
Arizona Asperitas #231
Under Water Trees?
Asperitas continues to be shy in my sky here, so I much appreciate all the images shared on this forum topic. And Dean, hope to see more by you! The image you posted is quite dramatic and the video was captivating. I enjoyed the Aurora Borealis video featured on your site as well.
Thanks Keelin. More coming soon!
From an old series.
Arizona Asperitas #232
Arizona Aperitas# 233
Arizona Asperitas #234
Arizona Asperitas# 235
Arizona Asperitas #236
Arizona Asperitas #237
Arizona Asperitas# 238
Lots of great flowing asperitas Michael.
Another one from France last year
Asperitas is like taking a rollercoaster ride in the clouds
Arizona Asperitas #240
A french asperitas with a touch of sunset.
Arizona Asperitas #242
French Morning Asperitas
Arizona Asperitas #243
Nice wrinkledness on #244 Michael. This one wrinkles also a lot.
Arizona Asperitas #245
Arizona Asperitas #246
Ha, I like the details of an asperitas sky Michael.
Hans, Asperitas remains the most “opportune” for photographing imho. There is so much fun to be had with asperitas.. It really doesn’t fit in to any cliche or stereotype way of presenting it. Because its ” new” we are left to photograph the phenomena anyway we creatively decide!
Arizona Asperitas #249
Arizona Asperitas #250
Arizona Asperitas #253
Love the look through in your lats one Michael.
Arizona Asperitas #254
Arizona Asperitas #255
Great blues in your last one Michael. This one is from two days ago. A bit distant but nevertheless present.
Nice soft Asperitas Hans!
Arizona Asperitas #257