Great racing clouds of glory


Perfect for staying home, in a hammock, drinking run runners, being transported to a beach in my head.

Stupid work. I don’t know why they won’t pay me to stay home and stare at clouds all day.

These clouds are moving really fast but since I didn’t post a video you’ll have to rock back and forth to simulate the effect. Trust me, it totally works.

SPOD – Jellyfish Clouds

Sky Picture Of the Day for April 20, 2013

Very nice clouds in the morning.  Winds on the ground headed West and winds aloft headed East with the clouds leaving streamers behind.

SPOD – Post rain


SPOD – Cloud Shadows

Sky Picture Of the Day for February 18, 2013

Look closely and you’ll see a shadow of clouds from the setting Sun which appears as a long pillar darker than the rest of the sky.  The camera was pointing at the East horizon.

SPOD: Gathering storm

Sky Picture Of the Day for January 29, 2013

This post is a bit late due to illness so here are two pictures for you.  Got home just in time to get some great clouds.

SPOD: Swooshy

Sky Picture Of the Day for Jan 19, 2013.

The goal of this series is to take a picture each day where the sky is the primary feature and depending on how busy I get, the posting of it might be a bit late.  Here’s the shot from yesterday.

SPOD: 011213 Not-thunderheads

Another featureless gray day.  Another picture from the archive. Pretty clouds after days of rain from a few days ago.

SPOD: 011113 Glass Sky

Glorious sunrise this morning followed by more gloriousness while I was driving in (blinding golds and yellows reflecting off the clouds) and as I’m turning away from my car to walk into work I see this.  “Ooooh, that’s interesting.” and pull out my camera.  Next time I’ll get out the tripod too.  It’s difficult to get bracketed shots by hand.

SPOD: 011013 Glorious clouds

Sky Picture Of the Day. Two days of rain followed by glorious morning clouds moving across the sky at an incredible pace.  Got one there that looks like an armadillo with a bushy tail.  Or maybe a brain.

SPOD: 010913 Wet Garage

Sky Picture Of the Day.  Here’s a try at getting some good grey sky.  I may have to update  this after I master working with masks in Gimp (or succumb to downloading the free version of Photoshop that’s recently become available and master those masks).  The point of these posts wasn’t my mastery of Gimp so this one’s going online as-is.

Alright, here’s the final.  Learned a bit more about Gimp and have pulled additional detail from the clouds.