October 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm #505679
Cloudscapes Volume V ended with a marvelous post by Richard in ir. Was that nacreous, asked Richard. Impossible to tell when it is in B&W. Still I suppose it is not nacreous because ‘an evening in the northwest’ shows a cirrus sky and nacreous clouds are wave clouds all be it at high altitude.
Let’s first check what’s behind us in Volume V (always worthwhile) and find the second last and beautiful ‘So Promising’ by Keelin. I hope this Volume will fulfill these promises and be equally beautiful.
So let’s escape in this new volume.
October 14, 2021 at 8:15 pm #505758
Hans, for starters I really enjoyed your gallery photo last week. Some yen and yang. Super colors. And Floating adds for joy too.
I Just Have To Get Out More
October 17, 2021 at 9:24 pm #506093
October 18, 2021 at 9:45 am #506133
Thank you Ruth. I understand why you Just Have To Get Out More. That’s a great sky just as is Open Country. There is so much space around and air to breath.
Just A Glimpse Of What’s Beyond
October 18, 2021 at 9:40 pm #506243
hans, that is one mesmerizing ‘glimpse’ you have there. …. other worldly — at first glimpse it appears i am looking out a plane window thru some scattered cumulus toward a field of lenticularus ….. or am i seeing something else?
here’s a dramatic storm cloud that fortuitously swept over a spur called pigeon butte that i went out to photograph last week
and a second pic tracking it as it head east
October 28, 2021 at 3:06 am #507208
Ok, I did get out, so look out. Here they come!
October 30, 2021 at 4:07 pm #507600
October 30, 2021 at 4:11 pm #507603
October 30, 2021 at 4:20 pm #507605
October 30, 2021 at 10:49 pm #507680
Hans, what a beautiful, and almost other-worldly start to Volume VI! And the feeling just continues with Just A Glimpse… Another extraordinary shot and absolute favorite.
I’d like to float along with you, Ruth, and breathe in those big open skies you share with us here. Even a night flight looks promising, according to your Gallery-featured photo of a gorgeous full moon and clouds over Bigfork (congratulations!). Will you be on the lookout for an Aurora Borealis show tonight? Hope you’re treated to the extraordinary treat!
Richard, your photos above really captured the quiet drama of that storm that I’m sure did not remain quiet. Great compositions.
And Duncan, that’s a sky that looks like it could give you quite a wild ride. Their beauty is so beckoning! Did you get into one of those planes in the last photo for a closer look?
Before The Rain
October 31, 2021 at 1:13 am #507699
Unfortunately, I didn’t fly that day or that week as there was a regional gliding competition in progress.
November 2, 2021 at 10:20 pm #508169
Your ir-images are alienating and appealing as well Richard. Great storm cloud.
Here they come, Ruth. A great view it is.
Duncan, that’s a great sky to fly. Must be breath taking.
Thank you Keelin for kind words. The birds in Before The Rain must have seen it coming. There is a lot happening in that sky. And do you allow me to borrow your title for my next one?
November 6, 2021 at 7:37 pm #508635
Every time I fly it’s different and I think that’s part of the appeal, that and floating free amongst the clouds.
November 5, 2021 at 9:53 pm #508578
Hans, your recent photo is looking like the southwest of the states. Not so, but I always love a stormy system.
Duncan, I love your big clouds and your sweet cat.
Keelin, I did head out to try to catch some northern lights last week, nothing showed up. I was out there in the dark with camera, but headed home. Always a disappointment until next time.
Which Way Is West
November 6, 2021 at 7:41 pm #508636
Her name is Lexi and yes she is very sweet, usually when treats are on offer.
The one advantage of where I live is the big sky which makes up for the boring flat landscape.
November 6, 2021 at 7:57 pm #508639
The brooding sky
The mothership landing
Just right of centre there are 3 paramotor pilots enjoying the calm evening air.
January 18, 2022 at 4:32 pm #519382
Duncan, with shots of Wales and Scotland I am pleased you are keeping the flag flying for the UK. I think I can see the odd paramotor with a magnifying glass. But I am reminded of a top Forum contributor from a decade or more back. He lived in NW London but rode a motorbike down to Lasham Airfield in Hampshire to go gliding
I wonder if you know him. I remember he went on gliding holidays to Cumbria, UK and the Pyrenees.
1) Having searched ‘glider’ the pilot was called Mike. Which maybe was why another Mike changed to Michael?
2) Having searched ‘Lasham’ he was “MR FlyByWire”
3) Mike Rubin
June 15, 2022 at 11:56 am #537065
Not a name I know but I’ve no doubt others at the club will know him.
November 6, 2021 at 8:08 pm #508640
Two very different sunsets. One with grey subdued colours the other a fiery deep orange and yellow.
November 6, 2021 at 8:17 pm #508644
The painted sky.
November 8, 2021 at 12:09 am #508749
Yes, of course, Hans! There’s a multitude of images that title would fit. ;) And I can almost taste the rain in your latest one above. Yummmm!
Ruth, I wouldn’t care so much which direction that road led. It beckons! Very sorry to hear Northern Lights did not dance within view for you. Hope the next opportunity comes soon.
Duncan, what gorgeous photos! The one with grey subdued colors is a favorite.
Rumor has it, there will be cause for celebration here tomorrow…More Rain On The Way
November 8, 2021 at 12:51 am #508752
A Welsh Summer Sky
November 8, 2021 at 2:41 pm #508810
A Scottish summer sky.
November 10, 2021 at 8:58 pm #509167
Duncan, all fine photos you have shared. Subdued is my favorite.
Keelin, yes more rain on the way. We do support moisture after a hot dry summer.
November 13, 2021 at 4:41 pm #509390
Love your sunset with the crepuscular rays followed by the red sunset, Duncan.
Hope you have had the much needed rain Keelin. I can see it was on its way. As well in Gray Works Ruth.
November 15, 2021 at 12:34 am #509540
Lovely photos, Duncan. I can almost feel that damp sand in in A Scottish summer sky.
Ruth, looks like you had a skyful of the wet stuff there. That hint of blue in the water is a nice touch.
And Hans, Crestscape reminds me of a musical arrangement of subtle complexities. If I put my ear to it, what might I hear?
November 17, 2021 at 9:54 pm #509896
Two cloudscapes from today. The low sun off the end of the runway makes for a tricky landing.
November 21, 2021 at 12:32 am #510255
you folks have certainly been busy while i was away — here’s a high sky over fort rock that i came across one late afternoon last week while poking around the oregon high desert
November 21, 2021 at 12:33 am #510256
November 21, 2021 at 9:18 pm #510363
Hans, crestscape is like reaching up in space. I just read from Trouw. So enjoyed the article. Make us proud to be spotters!
Keelin, Rain aplenty has us excited about needed moisture.
Duncan, a lovely runway you have captured.
Richard, Oregon treated you nicely. Your desert B & W has me looking for lizards.
November 24, 2021 at 5:26 pm #510840
Keelin, I like your association with subtle and complex music in Crestscape. It would be my favorite kind of music although it can get very stormy too. Just the complete spectrum. And I see that now at last the clouds in Rain Aplenty provides for the much wanted water. Love the diagonal shot.
Duncan you captured some great skies. And Richard your ir’s are fanatastic as ever. The oregon high desert is my favorite.
Ruth thank you. Your Cloud Creatures are great. A good eye for strange forms in the clouds is a true joy! It is also great you found the article in the Dutch newspaper Trouw on the Community with the history of the CAS and the way Gavin started the CAS. Always a great story to read with lots of humor. And now you know also the dog in my avatar is a cloudspotter too. It is so funny to be in it too.
Especially for you this proof of the cloudspotting dog at the place where I can watch a cumulonimbus approach or be underneath it getting wet.
November 24, 2021 at 11:18 pm #510884
Hans, I have a cloud spotting dog too. I can’t imagine not being out and about without my guy, Frank. Your Rainbowdog is a sweetie.
Birds On Thin Wire
November 28, 2021 at 10:21 pm #511329
December 8, 2021 at 7:01 pm #512704
No internet for 4 days, I felt lost.
Crazy Clouds Having Fun
December 11, 2021 at 6:23 pm #513211
Duncan, beautiful compositions in your cloudscapes above.
Richard, I especially like your B&W shot of Oregon’s high dissent. It is simply stunning.
Hans, love your Rainbowdog. Looks happy to be sharing the wet sand and sea with you, even with wild weather on its way.
Ruth, what a fun line-up of Cloud Creatures and cloud watchers you’ve spotted. Off Center is a beauty, so matter which way you look at it. Clouds below are ready to join your Crazy Clouds in the fun.
All Coming Together
December 16, 2021 at 2:46 am #514014
Keelin, fun cloud grouping. I am thinking like a family photo.
December 22, 2021 at 3:14 pm #515333
Folks, the sky has been quite bland of late so here’s one from a previous time long ago.
December 31, 2021 at 8:20 pm #516702
Duncan, I am a sucker for those beautiful rays.
December 31, 2021 at 10:02 pm #516712
Ruth, me too.
There’s something magical and ethereal about them.
January 6, 2022 at 9:48 pm #517644
Time For Breakfast ( cloud spotting slow for me lately -snowing )
January 12, 2022 at 7:46 pm #518446
Room To Roam
January 13, 2022 at 5:17 pm #518609
All Coming Together by Keelin and then Fellowship by Ruth. Love them both and they are quite different. Lots of details and structure in All Coming Together while there is very little detail in Fellowship. To me it seems a quite unique sky you captured Ruth.
And then I can feel the Room To Roam, Ruth. Air to breeze, it is a refreshing vista.
January 17, 2022 at 7:01 pm #519220
Hans, love your title. I feel like grabbing a bowl of ice cream.
Group Therapy Meeting
January 17, 2022 at 11:05 pm #519266
Duncan, thanks for diving into your archives to share that beautiful sunset with dramatic rays. Gorgeous colors there.
Hans, I’m not sure if I want to ski on or consume that luscious photo. I think I’ll join Ruth with a bowl.
And Ruth, I love the softness you’re able to capture in many of your photos. The foggy morning in Bigfork, featured on the CAS Gallery last week, is just one of them. Lovely. Your latest clever title above inspired this one below.
January 24, 2022 at 7:38 pm #520175
AA Meeting Tonight ( may help any Anxiety issues ).
January 30, 2022 at 11:43 pm #521233
Looks like those clouds are heading off to join some kindred spirits, Ruth.
While taking the photo below, I didn’t notice the cloud comma above a subtle heart emoji. Could it be a fragment of message written on the wind?
February 11, 2022 at 8:45 pm #523217
Keelin, so many great posting lately. Thanks for sharing your love letter. Our therapy sessions help.
Rack Them Up
February 22, 2022 at 5:57 pm #524472
The Blue Plate Special
February 27, 2022 at 4:07 pm #524940
Love the dramatic sky you captured in Rack Them Up, Ruth. And Blue Plate Special is a very clever title for the sky’s daily servings.
Below is more of a Blue Paint Special, apparently done with a very worn brush.Weathered Paintbrush
February 28, 2022 at 5:25 pm #525074
Keelin, love your paint special. Hoping my blue plate may make the gallery. We’ll see.
Any thoughts? Is this possibly some Fluctus. Thanks, spotters.
March 2, 2022 at 10:35 pm #525294
The fluctus picture appeared in The Times, UK, today.
March 7, 2022 at 1:32 am #525667
Ruth, I see your Blue Plate Special was served up on the Gallery—a treat for everyone to enjoy! As for Fluctus, I know it is quite a fleeting formation, so not sure if what you’ve captured might be the tail end of such a occurance.
There was hope for rain here last week, but, alas, only a drop or two touched down.
March 7, 2022 at 9:30 pm #525818
Keelin, I think I was hoping too much on the potential Fluctus. Just not all there. Another day another sky. Your Dark sky is perfect for reading a book. Peaceful.
March 9, 2022 at 9:10 am #525966
Ruth, your Blue Plate Special indeed made the gallery in a different version. Love it. And then you also asked about the possible fluctus in your post of Febuary 28th. It is certainly close but it might be Holmboe instability that you spotted. That is a more chaotic instability in shearing layers of air.
Your Weathered Paintbrush makes fantastic results in the sky, Keelin. I would have bet that your Deceptively Dark sky would have led to a beneficial downpour. Alas indeed.
March 13, 2022 at 4:15 pm #526620
Hans, thanks for your review of my cloud in question. Fluctus can be tricky to spot. I really like The Distant Travelers. The layers of clouds and grays are eye popping.
Keelin, your Dark photo looks like it could have leaked some moisture. I will take the rain over snow this time of the year.
March 14, 2022 at 4:11 pm #526762
Oh, but Ruth, your snow scenes are captivating! I just hope you’re keeping warm enough there. Got hot cocoa?
And what a gorgeous photo is your Distant Travelers, Hans. Where are they heading?
Here are a couple who look to be in a hurry to join their journey.
March 17, 2022 at 11:29 pm #527147
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March 23, 2022 at 9:57 pm #527836
Keelin, good travel buddies you have with you. Hope they bring lunch.
Some Serious Cirrus
March 29, 2022 at 7:59 pm #528545
Hoping for a Horseshoe Vortex. The imagine dispersed quickly.Fortune Cookie
March 31, 2022 at 4:12 pm #528701
Ruth, looks like you caught that Horseshoe Vortex just in time — you are lucky! Serious Cirrus can’t help but bring a smile. And the stunning photo of clouds over the Mission Mountain Range featured on the Gallery last week is a beauty.
This was a most welcome site a couple of weeks ago.
Any Moment Now
March 31, 2022 at 8:08 pm #528731
Keelin, a big Wow to Any Moment. The colors and movement are inspiring. Thanks so much for your kind comments. I know I so appreciate the praise and camaraderie. That’s what makes the forums work.
Subdued Space Ships
April 5, 2022 at 11:43 pm #529374
If this is sunset in the first picture then my mother was born across the bridge some way to the left.
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April 10, 2022 at 5:51 pm #529913
Thick Bowl Of Soup – With Carrots
April 21, 2022 at 1:57 am #530933
A Family Vacation
April 24, 2022 at 5:12 pm #531241
Thanks, Ruth! Love those subtle Ships and the clever titles you come up with for your photos. That bowl of soup looks deliciously nourishing. A nice treat on a cold day.
Basking In The Warmth
April 27, 2022 at 8:16 pm #531731
Keelin, I do enjoy fun mixed up titles. Basking is a super photo. Boy our photos have taken to the Big Screen with the newest web page changes.
Needing Popcorn for the Show
May 6, 2022 at 7:14 pm #532693
A Gentle Rain
May 14, 2022 at 7:40 pm #533567
May 20, 2022 at 8:38 pm #534425
May 20, 2022 at 10:26 pm #534434
‘Basking in he warmth’ is fantastic Keelin. Do I mistake or is there also a 22 degrees halo at play?
I really love your ‘Gentle rain’ Ruth. And a great horseshoe vortex as well. You have been lucky!
And now I have some trouble to upload a picture. That’s a pity. I will try later.
May 21, 2022 at 5:25 pm #534487
Thank you for kind comments, Hans. I’m hoping you can post photos again soon. Did you see suggestion in B&W topic? I’ll copy it below in case you see this first.
Thanks to you too, Ruth. And I love that Gentle Rain you captured. That curve in the clouds midway up is a nice bit of cloud ‘arch’itecture. Hope you were sheltered there.
Light In The Distance
Click the usual icon for inserting an image, then click and hover over the cropped writing on the right. A window should open where you can search your files for the photo you want to upload.
May 24, 2022 at 3:33 pm #534770
Have been out of it for a little while due to illness then busy with stuff but now I’m back.
I see everyone is still keeping their respective heads in the clouds.
Like sailing boats, this flotilla of clouds arrived over the airfield in the late afternoon yesterday.
May 30, 2022 at 1:17 am #535337
Welcome back, Duncan. Glad things are looking up again health-wise and time-wise for you. ;) And wow, what a flotilla you found on the field. Love the dramatic lighting.
We recently had some rather capricious winds here…
May 31, 2022 at 10:50 am #535506
Well observed capture of the fractal relationship between the trees and the clouds.
June 10, 2022 at 12:02 am #536579
Keelin, were you on laying on your back for that fun picture?
Duncan, always nice to see your beautiful photos.
June 13, 2022 at 10:36 am #536834
Thanks, Ruth, your photo looks like one of those peaceful milky sunsets that you get on a warm evening when everything is quiet and the day is melting away into tomorrow.
June 12, 2022 at 11:23 pm #536790
I can see why you might wonder, Ruth! As it turns out, I was just looking up beneath the overhanging branches when I noticed the symmetry. Nice marchers you’ve got there sandwiched between the darker clouds and deeper land and tree line color.
A Moon In June
June 14, 2022 at 5:44 pm #536977
Keelin, perfect moon in June. Raining here, likely not see a full moon this evening, darn. Off camping to one of my favorite areas for cloud watching.
My Hot Spot
June 25, 2022 at 11:03 pm #538120
Clear Sky and Fresh Air
June 26, 2022 at 11:16 pm #538192
I can see why you’d brave the rainy weather to camp there, Ruth. What a view of your big sky! And as you say, clear and fresh.
Got a bit crowded here in a couple of directions.
Above and Beyond
June 27, 2022 at 8:38 pm #538283
Hello my dear friends! I have big news… I am going to be a college man now! In fact, I will be going up to Michigan to study Meteorology. I am indebted to this place and community for driving my love for clouds and the weather. Anyways, enough about me, here is a roll cloud approaching Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes on Lake Michigan.
June 27, 2022 at 8:41 pm #538285
Here is the back end of that dissipating roll cloud. Hope you all are well. Enjoy!
June 27, 2022 at 11:06 pm #538304
Congratulations, Gregory! May the all the stars — and, naturally, the clouds! ;) — align for you in your upcoming adventures and endeavors. You’ve captured that dissipating roll cloud in a most artistic and dramatic fashion. Here’s cheers to you and your future plans!
Up! Up, And Away!
July 1, 2022 at 10:51 pm #538839
I was for too long absent in this topic, but be sure I enjoyed every post. There are so many marvelous vista’s to admire. Looks Atomic, posted by Ruth in March, is amazing as is Basking In The Warmth by Keelin. Both so different and both equally beautiful in their own ways.
Gregory, your Hauntingly Beautiful is indeed what the title says. I love the composition of foreground with this decaying roll cloud above. I wish you lots of success with your plans. Next one must be for you.
July 2, 2022 at 12:03 pm #538882
This quote is often attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.
If he did say it then it begs the question, how could he have known? Although it seems unlikely that he would have experienced flight. I’d like to think that he did.
July 3, 2022 at 7:19 pm #538982
I thank you all for your kind words! I hope that I can do well in my studies and always keep an eye skyward.
Storm above the Corn
July 12, 2022 at 7:27 pm #539891
Gregory, wonderful photos from you. Sounds like you will be busy with weather studies. Congratulations.
Hans, I think our photos could be close in likeness.
July 13, 2022 at 11:19 am #540024
I see the likeness, Ruth. Keelin, with Up, Up And Away you must have foreseen the post by Duncan. Must be wonderful to be among the clouds, Duncan.
July 13, 2022 at 1:43 pm #540057
It is a privilege to be able to sail aloft amongst the clouds. I would highly recommend it to everyone to experience the sensation of flying free and silently amongst the clouds.
July 15, 2022 at 9:08 pm #540392
Hans, Your wild sky is very inviting. Getting warm here this summer. Your picture is as refreshing as a sprinkler. Let me run around.
Just In, A Summer Shower
July 17, 2022 at 4:02 am #540498MichaelParticipant
July 18, 2022 at 1:38 am #540578
Wild Skies, indeed—from everyone here! Each leaving me to breathe in joy your various vistas.
Fields Of Wonder
July 24, 2022 at 2:53 pm #541729
High and Heaped, nothing but Altocumulus
July 25, 2022 at 7:39 pm #541969
I recently went flying with a colleague I work with, and I’ve got admit, it was a fantastic experience. She even told me she might be able to teach me how to fly! (That is, once she gets her CFI license)
It was a wonderful experience and I will be sure to do it again.
Fly Like an Eagle
August 1, 2022 at 6:31 pm #542644
Gregory hope you get to be a pilot. If not, you have a ride.
August 7, 2022 at 12:20 am #543252
Duncan, your skyful of bite-size Altocumulus looks delicious, as does your Layered Cake, Ruth.
And Gregory, what a treat you had to be right up there with the clouds. Hope you get to do it again soon.
August 15, 2022 at 7:37 pm #544115
Keelin, what a wonderful picture and feeling you created.
Clouds Needing A Bath
August 19, 2022 at 11:25 pm #544553
Thanks for your kind comment, Ruth. Your Clouds Needing A Bath have a silvery tone to them which I hope would not wash off. But here’s some sudsy spray if you wish…Sudsy Spray
PS: And congrats on your bright gold outlined Ninepipes sunset featured on the Gallery a couple of days ago!
August 21, 2022 at 5:47 pm #544711
Keelin, thanks so much. As you may know the Ninepipes is a special place for me to cloud dream. Sudsy is fun and something my dog does not like.
On Top Of The World
August 23, 2022 at 6:47 pm #544957
I think it is a wrap here with#100.
September 17, 2022 at 2:13 am #548051
The clouds didn’t disappoint on Cloud Appreciation Day.
Room for one more?
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