Amazing Altocumulus lenticularis over King George Island, South Shetland - view from American Antarctic Field Hut "Copacabana".
It was the middle of summer. During windy days this kind of clouds arise over mountains in maritime Antarctica. This lens-shaped clouds form over mountains because of wave movement of the air crossing a mountain ridge. Interesting fact is that this clouds are very stable during windy days and their position is in the same places during the same wind direction.
P.s. Technical detail, this photo is match of 8 photos made from tripod.
Please enjoy this picture in a LARGE PANORAMA too,
with best regards, Piotr Angiel
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knerkowski (1476) 2007-11-21 1:48
What an amazing sky!!!
Superb technical work. A big respect for you.
I like it a lot.
Thanks for sharing
andywo (4725) 2007-11-21 4:34
Niezwykle niebo, Twoja panorama robi wrazenie. Doskonala jakosc zdjecia i wspaniale kolory. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
ktanska (26353) 2007-11-21 5:54
Very strange looking clouds. It's like snowfields would take-off and rise to the sky. I guess it requires some kind of special arctic weather conditions to create a spectacle like that. Large panorama was an excellent choice to show this.
Zolive (5935) 2007-11-21 6:11
what an amazing sky. That is space invader. Wonderfum picture. Congratulations.
capthaddock (28790) 2007-11-21 8:29
Super once again. The best shot I've seen today. I'll make it a favourite as well.
gneufeld (15890) 2007-11-21 8:36
This is very unusual but striking - amazing cloud formations presented in excellent colors in a wide view panorama format - perfect. Thanks for sharing. Gerald
fryz (1735) 2007-11-21 9:21
très sympa ces lenticulaires
See you soon Piotr
chpp (4281) 2007-11-21 9:41
very nice image. the clouds look great. It must be an extraordinary place to visit. Very good composition and light
hatti52 (12786) 2007-11-22 1:01
really amazing sky and colours
it shows a good 3D feeling
Gierlinski (948) 2007-11-24 6:26
enedimd (1532) 2007-11-26 13:08
Excellent shot with amazing view of sky and clouds, deepness, colors. Impressive panorama. I like very much. TFS,
avene (12675) 2007-11-30 18:12
I cannot believe I missed this shot when you posted it! absolutely stunning, and your photo is flawless and lets to appreciate this natural phenomena fully - perfect colours and details, and the composition you've chosen with this dominant sky creates such great sense of distance and depth. love every single thing about this photo, goes directly to my favourites.
all the best,
sayeed_rahman (6370) 2007-12-06 4:31
absolutely mindblowing..this one..wonder what atmospheric conditions lead to cloud formations like this one..must have been fascinating to experience this in person..
Polka (596) 2007-12-09 5:20
Amazing clouds ! The comp and the exposition are very well done.
I enjoy your cloudy pictures from King Georges Island.
Adrique (609) 2008-03-31 11:20
I like this photo best among your other Altocumulus lenticularis shots/compilations. Shapes of clouds on your photos are unbelievable. I haven´t seen anything like that before. The large version of this photo is astonishing, I think I could gaze at it for hours.
You have very well managed the stitching, it is almost flawless.
Circular polarized with your skill does true miracles!
sarmavvs (0) 2009-03-08 7:47
Looks mesmerising indeed. Simply outstanding . We have thoroughly enjoyed.
With warm regards,
smythdylan (74) 2009-05-07 19:25
Excellent. Great ay to capture this spectacular scene.
Great Craftsmenship as well
smash2707 (3320) 2010-04-16 19:53
I love how you show the vastness of the sky with the amazing clouds in contrast with the small mountains in the background
- Copyright: Piotr Angiel (Piotr_Angiel) (2564)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-06
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF-S 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5 G DX IF-ED, B+W Circular Polarizing MRC
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-21 0:46
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