Posts about cloud

Sundown on the first day

The end of a long day behind the wheel of a car, as we headed from Switzerland to our first overnight stop in Reims, en route to Scotland for our wedding in 2007. I’m not sure where this is, exactly, but it’s an hour before Reims on the way from Metz.

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Permanent Tourist Calendar 2009 – May

I thought you might like to see my 2009 photographic calendar. The calendar, which I am publishing through the Lulu website, costs €28 plus postage and is printed at 34.29 cm x 48.25 cm, with coil binding, white interior paper (100gsm weight) and full-colour interior ink. It contains photos I’ve taken over the past couple […]

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Lake District, England

A version of this photo is available to order inexpensively as a greetings card, print or poster via RedBubble at www.redbubble.com/people/mhowellsmead.

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Storm Approaching

This is a rapidly conceived and executed shot, as a big storm headed in from the Simmen valley from western Switzerland. I saw the distant clouds being illuminated by lightning (which accounts for the varied colouring in the clouds) so I grabbed a tripod and framed my shot from our living room window, setting exposure […]

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Lenticular Cloud, Brienz, Switzerland

A foehn wind or föhn wind occurs when a deep layer of prevailing wind is forced over a mountain range (Orographic lifting). As the wind moves upslope, it expands and cools, causing water vapor to precipitate out. This dehydrated air then passes over the crest and begins to move downslope. As the wind descends to […]

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Hardly any Photoshop work here. The moon passes behind the Niesen between 10 p.m. and midnight at the moment and back-lights any cloud around the peak. The orange glow on the peak is the mountain’s large aeronautical beacon.

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Watching the storm go by: see also Stephanie’s photos from Lausanne and Samuel’s photo from somewhere in French Switzerland.

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I’ve been editing some of my own photos for a work client today: this is one of them. See if you can spot what Photoshop work has been done on this, other than colour balancing and sharpening. www.jpgmag.com/photos/164553

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The oddly-named Justistal (almost translates as "Valley of Justice"), where the Chästeilet (dividing of the cheese) is held each year.

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A familiar sight at this time of year: heavy, high-pressure air arriving from the Simmen valley ahead of a lightning storm.

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