Photography | Clouds
What are clouds and why are they interesting? Some of the cloud formations here in Southern California are interesting to understand specially where they occur. I went on to Wikipedia and searched cloud formations and was somewhat overwhelmed with all that is there.
These types of clouds have names beyond cumulus and cirrus being about the only two I could name. It seems besides the unusual patterns we observe when staring at them, there is a lot of science taking place.
I enjoy capturing cloud formation photos for the intensity and patterns often created. But because they are actually weather and continually being affected by many factors such wind, circulation, heat, cooling of moist air,the sun, they seem to morph into images that are ever changing. And sometimes they have colors ( reflected sunlight ) that would almost shock you with the intensity.
Cloud formations, the process where various types are formed, generally involves adiabatic cooling. As I began to better understand clouds and what makes them so fascinating, it was difficult not to pick a little science along the way.
With a greater appreciation of why cloud formations are there, it makes capturing them all the more interesting. I will keep a sharp eye and remember to look up now and then and take it all in. Sharing a few photos here and there seems like a natural way of actually understanding more about them as I research them and learn a little bit more each time.