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A squall line is an organized line of thunderstorms. It is classified as a multi-cell cluster, meaning a thunderstorm complex comprising many individual updrafts.
To me, this is an appealing shot. I like the atmospheric moody set of the overall scene
I like your careful use of muted colours – a symphony of black, white, nee, silvered “diamonds” upon the sea and various greys in the sky above.
This is a great abstract for the gallery Mike! Delicate colors and contrasts within the whites and blues. This composition has definitely your personal signature. Love it!
Grand shot, Mike.
Carping criticism – I find the red light at the far right hand corner at the bottom of your otherwise lovely shot rather distracting from the overall heavenly vista above.
Thanks for your comments. Unfortunately that red light on what is Adventure Island now locally referred to Sandals Island (Sandals now have exclusive rights to it) is part of their private set-up over there. I could have cloned it out. I have numerous day and night-time shots of lightning striking behind the island some locals say because of iron there from shipwrecks. True or not I’m not sure but I do have a significant number striking that region beyond the reef in deeper water.
But I was fortunate to live and work there for 3+ years and views like this could be daily events during certain times of the year. Just had to get the camera out paraphernalia and point it (trying to miss the light).
superb Image well captured
Thanks kindly for taking the time for your appreciated reply.
I hope my comment about the little red light did not cause any hurt or offence – neither was intended. I apologise if this was the inadvertent case.
I have today, if ok with you, employed your marvellous photo as my current screensaver. Thanks be, due to the formatting of my screen etc the little red light does not appear in the overall picture. It makes for a lovely view!
Laurence – I don’t or didn’t take offence in any way with what you said. Equally I do not object to you using my photo as a screen saver. ‘Tongue in cheek’ I would say my aim is to have everyone using my photos as screen savers!
Adeline, this shot of yours really appeals to me.
Forget sun-bathing! Just admire the unfurling vista above! Spell binding!
I like much the overall sombre colouring of your shot, likewise, composition and exposure. A really moody and forboding atmosphere here. Grand photo!
Grand shot, John. This type of photo really takes my fancy big time. Really full of colour and atmosphere and big mood.
This is natural drama – big time! What a view to witness!
Good shot, Paul!
Amazing – well caught!
A very good shot of lightning in what looks like a small localised storm system.
Thank you Adolfo, Maxine and Michael.
This is so typical of our “famous” summer here in the UK! You have my sympathies! That said, we have had some really hot and humid days here with the mercury barrelling upwards in the thermometer. We have had some huge storms brought about by the high temperatures and rain clouds moving in – recipe for storms.
Oh, our astonishing Texas skies!!!! James, you capture those Panhandle skies with incredible beauty and visual poetry!
This is a beautiful, well exposed photograph
Following up upon three well deserved comments from CAS members about your photo, here is my contribution, if I may.
I like much the portrayal of cloud glory above set in contrast to the glowering and growling threatening skies below. I like the welcome inclusion of the two seemingly fleeing huge juggernauts on the road which lend handsome scale to the cloud drama and edifice above.
fantastic shot! Makes you feel very small…..
This a beautiful and most satisfying photograph! Thanks for the sharing of it with us.
And, from the my strict photographic point of view, you have got the horizon dead level. Good man! Many an otherwise good photo posted here on the CAS Gallery has been mortified badly by sloping horizons when it comes to photographing seascapes.
Marvellous. I wish I had been there!!!!
superb composition well done
An addendum to my first posting about this glorious photo.
I would highly recommend this photo to be included in the 2018 CAS Calendar.
More info about cloudburst’s here..
This photo reminds me of a very recently shown on various media of a bloke in Alberta, Canada, passively mowing his small back garden lawn seemingly unaware of the approaching and formidable tornadao approaching fast.
Well, it defies something! I think my priorities would be something rather different in the same circumstance! Sod the lawn mowing – it could all be totally destroyed in seconds making the bloke’s work rather puny and of no consequence!
I was quite disappointed to find the truth about the picture:- the guy’s wife, who took the photograph, explained the situation.
It seems that the tornado was, at the time of the photograph, approximately 2 miles away, visibly decreasing in strength, and moving quickly away from the mowing man.
As for the microburst in the photo above – I always wonder how “micro” it feels when you are under it.
Why is there a picture of a stranger in my Avatar space? That’s not me. Who’s that?
David, I later heard that this burst dropped 4 inches of rain. Thankfully it missed the city of Laramie … and us!
Thanks for your informative comment – it is appreciated.
That you say, the bloke’s wife took the photo and the tornado was some 2 miles away, but heck, tornado’s can easily outpace a car and can change direction with alarming speed . I have seen many a film footage from “Storm Chasers” and in one video the guys were being angrily chased by a tornado. The car was belting down a highway at some 100 mph – the guys in the car saying to the driver, “Drive faster, you f*********** idiot! This thing is upon us! Put your foot down, you sod!”
39 likes?? This is not honest… To deserve 39 likes you must take better pics, not beg your friends to vote… ;)
A lovely pleasing quiet shot, Dean. Very nice indeed and most satisfying to view. A gentle symphony of colours varying in shades of blue, grey and black, nicely muted.
Pleasing to say, you got the horizon spot on level. Many otherwise potentially good photos on posted onto the Gallery (with good intenet, must say) are hopelessly and disappointingly marred by sloping horizons.
2nd attempt! I’m having IT gremlins at work on my PC.
A lovely pleasing quiet shot, Dean. Very nice indeed and most satisfying to view.
A symphony of colours varying in shades of blue, grey and black nicely muted. Pleasing to say, you got the horizon spot on level. Many otherwise potentially good photos posted onto the Gallery are, sorry to say,hopelessly and disappointingly marred by sloping horizons.
This is cloud drama, par excellance! Lovely shot, Jean.