Here is a picture of lightning from a storm that had passed through the night of April 18, 2002. Taken from inside my parked car out the open driver's window, handheld. The view was to the east from 88th Ave, south of Polk Rd by Hart, MI. I had missed alot of nice lightning displays but managed to get to an open spot in time for this one.
Also, some strange clouds, seen on the afternoon of April 24, 2002. It was
windy weather and the atmosphere was unstable. A line of thunderstorms was approaching
from the west at the time, yet they were over a hundred miles away. I wonder if this could
be the manifestation of some sort of weather engineering?
|The backside of a storm that passed through, 4/18/02.
Shutter: 20 seconds
Focal Length: 35mm
|Note on storm pic:
The camera controls were set manually, the f-stop of 7.1 was a little too dark, so I boosted the gamma of the image to brighten things up better.
|Strange clouds over Shelby, Michigan,
April 24, 2002.
Very soft, white clouds - yet are shredded with clear air.
|Zoom in on turbulent 'hole' in the cloud on left.|
|Another shot showing the shredded and the soft clouds.||An airplane pilot stopped by and told me that the lower cloud is a "Leeward Lenticular" cloud that indicates a very unstable condition in the atmosphere.|
|More 'shredding' going on here...||... and here too.|
|Here is a stitched together (5 pic's) panoramic view of the
scene: (Time: 14:53:42 - 14:54:05)
- Look like some fish! - The general view is toward the east, the wind was from the south, so clouds were moving from right to left.
|Here's the first shot of a sequence
of six pictures of the same cloud as it went by.
|Second shot of six.
|Third shot of six.
|Forth shot of six.
|Fifth shot of six.
|Sixth shot of six.
Copyright Gary Meyer 2002 all rights reserved, but if you want a hi-res copy, ask me nice.