Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mammatus Clouds

Going back to the archives (August of 2004) for this Skywatch Friday photo, here's a shot of some very distinctive mammatus clouds from several years ago, underlit by the sun, taken with a Canon Powershot. I've got lots of interesting shots from that camera, my first digital camera, when I run out of newer photos.

44 comments:

  1. Oh, WOW! Those are awesome! I don't think I've ever seen any quite like them! Fantastic capture for the day! Hope your week is going well, Al!


    Sylvia

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  2. Cotton in the sky... fantastic, Al.

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  3. Very beautiful shot of a cotton sky!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

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    Have a nice and happy day****

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  4. Those are magical! Thanks for bringing us some of your wonderful archived photos -- these clouds are new to me! And even if they weren't, I would be delighted to look again.

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  5. A fantastic atmosphere ... successful shot ......
    LG: Karin

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  6. sono rimasta davvero emozionata da questo scatto,complimenti!!!!!!!

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  7. Cottonballs in the sky. I don't think I have seen these before, so full and thick. Great shot.

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  8. I have only seen this type of cloud a few times and they are amazing and kind of weird! Love this photo! ;0

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  9. Love the heart formation, too!

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  10. You've got a great set of mammaries there Al. Some of them actually remind me of something more cross gender.

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  11. Wow!That looks so cool!Great shoot!Have a nice weekend!

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  12. Wow this is amazing but a bit scary to me ^_^

    Peach Sky

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  13. Oh - how interesting picture of clouds!!
    Is your Power shot a G12?

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  14. I've witnessed that cloud form only a few times and certainly not that beautifully lit.. nice one. BTW, I think you settled down in the right place:)
    Cheers.

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  15. Perfect shaped puffs...and so big!

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  16. Interesting clouds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  17. These clouds are spooky. I've only seen these formations a few times, and I expected all the world to be outside looking up!

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  18. Amazing and spooky... but so beautiful!
    Happy SWF and greetings from Holland,
    Anna

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  19. Hi there - thats something you dont see everyday!

    Cheers

    Stewart M - Australia

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  20. I am SO envious - I long to see this cloud formation.

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  21. These Mammatus clouds are really something, I have yet to see any here. They are amazing, great photo.

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  22. Wow, amazing clouds. They look like huge cotton balls. What a great looking sky and photo. Happy skywatching!

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  23. Gorgeous photo, Al! Just amazing these clouds formation. I don't think I have seen these before...
    Those clouds give me the impression that a big storm will come...

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  24. Great photo! Awesome clouds!
    Thanks!

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  25. I've seen these clouds... they are so amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!
    *Maria

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  26. Fantastic...I've never seen something like that...

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  27. oh my goodness, mystically gorgeous!

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  28. I want to go play in these clouds.. they are so fluffy and cute... almost like sugar candy :)

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  29. Just amazing - like candy floss!

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  30. Isn't nature amazing. Just sitting there waiting for us to capture it!

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  31. I've always wanted to see clouds like this in person. Thanks for the view.

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  32. Amazing. I've never seen clouds like that. Thanks for sharing the shot!

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  33. Those are amazing clouds. I've seen this type before, but never so distinct. - Margy

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  34. I have seen these clouds only a few times in my life. I did some research--they still don't know what causes them, but they are heralds of bad weather to come, or so they think.

    Your photo fills my eyes.

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  35. A very interesting picture! Nice! :)

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  36. This is such a wonderful sight! I have never seen them over here.

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