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Posted by Alan Melle on Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:15 pm

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Wish this virga would hit the ground rather than just evaporate. But then it would be rain.


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by Cynthia Crawford on Sat Aug 07, 2021 8:34 pm
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I had to look this one up!! (What's a "Virga?" Wonderful example of this unusual event, which I have never seen. It makes a great shape, almost abstract. It rather looks like a giant mushroom...though that may have negative connotations...
In any case I love looking at this-it is very enegrizing for some reason.
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by david fletcher on Sun Aug 08, 2021 1:54 am
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Brilliant cloud formation Alan. Superb!
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by Peter Ireland on Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:42 am
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I too had to look it up:) Great catch of mother nature in all her glory.
 

by ADKShooter on Sun Aug 08, 2021 2:24 pm
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Very interesting meteorological image. Your choice of black and white makes the clouds and virga stand out very well. Beautiful.
 

by John Labrenz on Mon Aug 09, 2021 12:30 am
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neat image of this phenomenon.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:50 pm
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Very cool - we are no stranger to this phenomenon in the desert :)
 

by Dan Kearl on Thu Aug 12, 2021 11:02 am
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Very nice, phone processing is very well done.
 

by Alan Melle on Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:24 pm
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Dan Kearl wrote:
Very nice, phone processing is very well done.



Hi Dan,

Thanks.  Actually the out of the camera JPEG was minimally processed in DxO PL and the B&W conversion was done with Nik Silver Efex.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Aug 13, 2021 3:01 pm
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Well spotted and taken, Allan!

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by Tom Whelan on Mon Aug 23, 2021 8:28 pm
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Beautiful image, love the contrasts in the parts of the cloud. I had to look up "virga" as well.
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