Thursday, September 16, 2010

UFO?

The Eastern Sierra is a great place to see lenticular clouds.  After a night of high winds the sky had filled with lots of interesting cloud formations. 
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18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, great minds! I have a lenticular cloud this week also! This one is gorgeous and what a superb capture!! Have a wonderful weekend, Martha!

Sylvia

Diane AZ said...

Whoa, good one! looks like a scene from a science fiction movie.

Owlfarmer said...

One of the best photos I ever took (and that I have no idea where I put) was a shot of a lenticular cloud at sunset in Owens Valley--the so-called "Sierra wave" effect we used to get quite often.

Yours is worthy of a cloudwatcher's textbook. Great job.

Linda Reeder said...

I love lenticular clouds. They frequently form over Mt Rainier.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

beautiful clouds and sky Martha. And I learned (or relearned) something after my visit to Wiki (thanks for the Link).

Are you traveling?

Laura said...

amazing!!!

ρομπερτ said...

Guess that there can't be greater an artist than nature; beautiful set in scenery by your photography. Please have you all a good Friday.

daily athens

Barb said...

The clouds remind me of flying saucers, Martha. Hope you have a great weekend at the cabin.

katney said...

Wow!

Here, the lenticular clouds tend to sit on top of the mountains looking like lids for the volcanos.

Is it any wonder that the earliest "flying saucer" stories came out of the area around Rainier.

clairz said...

Love those lenticulars!

Gaelyn said...

So dramatic! Almost makes me dizzy with the motion. Great capture!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Wow, that's an amazing cloud formation!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

That cloud formation does look like a UFO! I've never heard of lenticular clouds, nor seen a effect such as yours.

fredamans said...

Amazing sight! We aren't lucky enough to see those clouds here.

Ebie said...

It looks like one UFO! Great formations! The second post I saw lenticular clouds!

P.S. The Greystone Mansion is located in Beverly Hills going west on Sunset and Doheny Drive, being managed now by LA Parks and Recreation. I will post more photos soon.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

A great shot and it does look like a UFO.

Carly said...

neat photo, it really does look like a ufo!

Carol said...

What a beautiful scene. And the lenticular cloud is amazing. I have never seen one of these clouds here.