Friday, 18 April 2008

Cumulonimbus Storm Cloud - Thor's Masterpiece

"Thor's Masterpiece"
Cumulonimbus Thunder Storm Cloud at Sunset

Sky Watch Friday
cumulonimbus thunder storm clouds at sunset
I found this storm cloud photo as I was going through my archives searching for images to enter in an upcoming photographic competition. The huge Cumulonimbus cloud is lit up a light pink colour by the setting sun, while the horizon below is silhouetted against the threatening dark blue clouds around the base of the thunder-head.

This photo was taken in Goondiwindi, Queensland. When I entered it into the Goondiwindi Photo Competition, I titled it "Thor's Masterpiece".

59 comments:

  1. That is awesome, magnificent, it's stupendous. I can't find a word. It's really great.

    Good job and thanks for sharing. This is probably the best cloud photo I've seen today in my opinion.

    Mine is up. Come visit.
    Troy

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  2. very nice, great shot, enjoy your weekend

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  3. Hi Troy,

    Thanks for your comment. I'll certainly drop by for a visit at your place too. Sunset and clouds..... I just noticed this is the same theme again that I've used the past few weeks! :)

    Have a great SWF,

    Cheers,

    David

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  4. Hi me and my puppies,

    Thanks for dropping round, hope you have a great weekend too.

    Cheers,

    David

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  5. Hi sharon,

    This is amazing, I was called out by my friends to have a look at this sunset a few years ago and managed to get a photo before it disappeared. So it's even amazing that I got the photo at all. Many of the best photos are purely providence.

    Cheers,

    David

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  6. Thanks for dropping round, luiz, hope you have a great weekend. And Earth Day I believe is coming up too, are you participating in that?

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  7. Absolutely fabulous!! That's some archive you have. :)

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  8. Beautiful! It looks like an explosion.

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  9. Wow...that is some cloud! It's somewhat similar to what I posted today, too...but the one I photographed was stretched out instead of piled up high like that!
    Nature is a truly amazing thing. My mom used to say, "If you painted that in a picture, no one would believe it was real!"

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  10. That's a keeper! What a beautiful photo.

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  11. great catch! In the sky, there is no distinction of east and west, the people create distinctions out of their own minds and then beleive them to be true…. mine’s up too hope you can drop by

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  12. Great! :)
    Beautiful forms and colours.

    Ida

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  13. That's an excellent photo.
    The shape of the cloud reminded me of a portuguese man of war, but then maybe me eyes are deceiving me!

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  14. That's an awesome cloud you got there.Great capture

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  15. Hi ellen b,

    I've got 2 years worth of archive on my blog now, it's certainly a lot to search through! It's great to have somewhere to select pics from though, not have to go through to 20,000 every time! :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  16. Wow! Nice clouds formation! I fantastic collection.

    Have a nice weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  17. Hey Mate,
    Fantastic Cloud shot. Nice siote you have here too.

    cheers
    dale

    http://www.littleredplanet.com

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  18. Magnificent CU tower. I love the coloring.

    Mine is posted at www.dewdropweather.com.

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  19. David: Another great picture. Your photography is really outstanding.

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  20. Beautiful storm cloud. I love storms.

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  21. Very beautiful cloud shot David!
    Amazing cloud formation.

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  22. Wow! To me, this looks like a giant oyster shell opening to reveal the beautiful pearl within.

    This is a spectacular cloud photo! Awesome capture.

    Hope to see your critter photo for Camera-Critters this weekend.

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  23. Awesome coloud pic, thanks for sharing. Did you use a filter (polarizing) for this pic?

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  24. Hi dot,

    I was waiting for somebody to say that! This photo first reminded me of an atomic bomb exploding, and conveys the impression of a similar power contained in the storm clouds.

    Cheers,

    David

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  25. Hi champ townboy,

    Thanks for dropping round. Hope I'll see you round the ridges again soon.

    Cheers,

    David

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  26. Hi chriss,

    Thanks for visiting again, hope you have a nice SWF.

    Cheers,

    David

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  27. I really, really, really love this shot!

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  28. Hi lori,

    You're certainly right there - some of these photos are hard to believe! Your photo is very powerful as well, thanks for sharing. It's amazing how much difference there is between cameras.

    Cheers,

    David

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  29. Hi sandycarlson,

    Yep, I'm certainly going to be keeping this one. In fact, this is the second time i've posted it! :) (see here)

    Cheers,

    David

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  30. Hi snap catch,

    That's very true, clouds are a great chance for sharing different viewpoints, and the great thing is that nobody's wrong! Thanks for visiting, have a nice SWF.

    Cheers,

    David

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  31. Hi lara,

    Thanks for dropping by, hope you enjoy your weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  32. Hi daniel,

    Thanks for visiting. Have a nice SWF!

    Cheers,

    David

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  33. Hi Ida,

    Yes, the natural shapes are very clear and beautiful. Thanks for visiting, have a nice day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  34. Hi quintarantino,

    I agree with you there, although cloud shapes can been anything to different people!

    Cheers,

    David

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  35. Hi babooshka,

    Thanks for dropping round. I hope you enjoy your weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  36. Hi picturing of life,

    Will do....

    Cheers,

    David

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  37. That certainly is a masterpiece

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  38. Love it!
    Sorry I haven't got the time to visit you earlier.
    Have a nice weekend!
    Petunia's Sky Watch

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  39. I don't like storms, but they make for some amazing photos..Excellent.

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  40. Hi alexander,

    Thanks for the well-wishes, hope you have a great weekend too. I've just been for a big trip today, so I'm pretty tired. Maybe i'll just lie around tomorrow! :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  41. These clouds have a beautiful light. What a great photo!

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  42. You have a great site with many excellent photos. I will look for your older photos as well

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  43. Hi Angie,

    Thanks for visiting. Happy belated SWF!

    Cheers,

    David

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  44. Hi chrome3d,

    Thanks for dropping by, it's great to see some one checking out the old archives! Hope you have a great day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  45. Great shot David! I can Imagine Thor swinging his mighty hammer through the sky! I wouldn't have wanted to be under that one!
    Liam the Hawk

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  46. Hi Liam the Hawk,

    No, neither would I! Thankfully I think this storm was moving away from where I was standing at the time, so I wasn't in any danger from Thor's wrath. Thanks for dropping round. Hope I'll see you again soon! :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  47. Hi Petunia,

    Thanks for dropping by. Don't worry about the timing - I don't even have time to visit all the blogs you do in a week!

    Cheers,

    David

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  48. Hi dottie,

    Lot's of people don't like storms, but I'm glad you could enjoy this pic all the same. Thanks for dropping by, hope you have a great day (with no storms!)

    Cheers,

    David

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  49. Hi dulce,

    Thanks for dropping by, hope you have a great day,

    Cheers,

    David

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