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These clouds, almost appearing as a Supercell, formed over the Northern Sierra, in California. The “cloudshow” lasted for almost an hour.

It’s all about capturing a moment in time. About discovering scenes that, when shared, generate interest and appeal.
I am absorbed in the passion for photography and derive great pleasure in being a part of this superb artistic community.

John Butler is a resident of Northern California. A builder, by trade – but spiritually, a naturalist and photographer.

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  • John Butler
    John Butler10 months ago

  • metriognome
    metriognome10 months ago

    1 image/24hrs
    Strange clouds indeed.

  • Thanks for the comment. I am enjoying my participation in this group.

    – John Butler

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily10 months ago

    lucky you! it’s called “asperatus clouds” and the name is not official but the Cloud Appreciation Society is working on it. check the article here. click also on the gallery of the type of cloud. link is on the page.
    beautiful shot John ;)

  • Thank You for helping me out Manon. The line of clouds moved all over the sky for almost an hour. It was an awesome sight – followed by a storm. Thanks, again.

    – John Butler

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...10 months ago

    This is a lovely capture John and the link that Manon provided is really interesting – this makes a fascinating image !

  • I sure appreciate being able to read about this phenomenon and I am thankful that I was there to experience it. Thanks for your comment Mathilde.

    – John Butler

  • Poete100
    Poete10010 months ago

    Those are called Shelves Clouds…I’ve seen some similar before & also photographed them.They’re very interesting also can lead to very scary, fascinating to dangerous storm!!! Love this!

  • Thank You for your comment and description of this natural event Lorraine. You are very accurate in describing that a violent storm followed.

    – John Butler

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boily10 months ago

    read the article here

  • Kenneth Keifer
    Kenneth Keifer10 months ago

    What a great shot of a bizarrely beautiful sky!

  • I wish that I had a wide angle lens. This phenomenon covered the entire sky, Thanks for your comment Ken.

    – John Butler

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton9 months ago

    March 16,2014 Congratulations, wonderful capture!

  • Thanks for Featuring my Clouds Ann.

    – John Butler

  • RayDevlin
    RayDevlin9 months ago

    Nice work.

  • Thank You Ray.

    – John Butler

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton9 months ago

    Your welcome, John. They are amazing! Oh, if you ever get some like these, zoom into the light blue area, you might get a wonderful surprise like I did in my linny.

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