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David Ashby - RCME04/06/2009 07:54:02
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I'm not a member of that cloud appreciation society (or whatever it's called) but I do like clouds and, like me, if you fly often enough you soon start spotting unusual formations. I thought I'd start a thread so folks can share pics of their favourite cloud photos.
 
I took this one on Wed night from our flying patch. It was just about showing all the colours of the rainbow vertically, except there was no rainbow, or at least none I could see, the photo doesn't do it justice.
 

 

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David Ashby - RCME04/06/2009 08:01:50
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Here's another from our flying patch, again, the photo doesn't do justice, you had to be there
 

Anyone else got some good pics?
 
 

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Peter Miller04/06/2009 08:15:49
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That first one is called a Sun Dog. Light refracted through ice crystals I think.
 
Somewhere I have a print of a complete rainbow circle round the sun on an othersie almost clear sky.
 
I am a rather non active member of the Cloud Appreciation Society.
flytilbroke04/06/2009 21:23:38
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Any water droplets in the right density and location, as well as high altitude ice crystals can give the rainbow effect. Somewhere, like Peter, I have a halo photo too.
 
This morning T'was Jet aircraft that mucked up a nice blue sky and covered a fair bit of the sky, with contrail induced cloud. I took some pics but as yet have not managed to put any pic's IN a post.
 
Nice shots there David.
00105/06/2009 08:00:43
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sunset x.jpg 
My picture, taken in Spain on a stormy day!
00105/06/2009 16:52:11
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Having been offline for several hours, and booked on again, my picture is still showing on the site. Do I need to try again?
flytilbroke05/06/2009 21:08:53
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Showing ok here, a very dramatic shot.
 
I cannot beat that one.
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Tried it with photobucket,  using the recommended procedure, just shows a small box with a red x in it.

 

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ken anderson.06/06/2009 08:14:10
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here is a nice pic-i took a couple of year's ago on the aptly named isle of skye-if you've never been there-make-put it on your list for sure.................
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Thanks for sorting that out David. I think that the problem was my rubbish computer, which is gradually getting the better of me. I have been trying to put an Avatar in my profile for months!
Gemma Jane06/06/2009 23:27:58
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Phil Wood.06/06/2009 23:46:14
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Nice one Gemma, when I saw the clouds from the other side it reminded me of this song.
 
Were you flying at the time?..........I think the cloud appreciation society will like this.
 
Both Sides Now.
 

Eric Bray07/06/2009 01:01:36
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The author Richard Bach had one of his characters practising dissolving clouds by thinking them away! Cannot for the life of me recall the book title, but it is in my boxed up library.
(Note to self - must get a new bookshelf!

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Phil Wood.07/06/2009 01:10:55
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Was that by any chance "The Reluctant Messiah"?........Read it years ago....didn't he also write "Jonathon Livingstone Seagull"? 
 
Polyliterate
David Ashby - RCME07/06/2009 08:56:02
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Nice ones folks
 
I took this one new year's day 2008 at Hastings. The sky and sea merged, never seen a calmer sea, camera phone only though
 

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This is another attempt to master the inserting of images. The photo was taken a few minutes before the one above.

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That seemed to work, here's another, taken, I think, at Cosford about three years ago.

Gemma Jane07/06/2009 12:58:39
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Hi Phil, not flying, just helping out a friend who's native language isn't English who wanted to go to Le Touquet but not with an instructor so I got the opportunity to sit in the right hand seat and enjoy the view. She didn't really need me at all so I spent two hours with the camera. I've seen some amazing clouds in my short flying career but usually no opportunity to take photographs. That particular day was awesome. The cumulus was forming over land on both sides of the channel but the channel itself was as clear as could be as seen in the second photograph. It doesn't really show in the first picture but to the right there was a wall of cloud, to the left clear blue skies. The thing the photographs do not show is just how dynamic the formations were, quite a sight.
 
Here is another of what it was like when we were under the formation in the second picture,
 

One of the things that keeps me hooked on flying is being in the weather rather than just under the weather it's always different every time. 
Phil Wood.07/06/2009 13:14:01
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This thread is interfering with my building............I keep running over to the window every couple of minutes to look for something interesting to photograph.
 
Is that rainfall in that last pic Gemma?.....or is it just the refraction through the window?
 
Head in the clouds again.
 
Polyphilla.
Gemma Jane07/06/2009 13:20:08
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It's refraction Phil, we managed to keep dry on that trip!

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