My name is Hilary Harris – since retiring from my catering business after 25 years, I have been fortunate to undertake some spectacular world travels. I have photographed some great images to capture these memorable journeys ::: but most surprising of all, is the beauty right here on my own doorstep on the south side of Glasgow. I’m ashamed to admit that this was largely undiscovered by me, until lockdown forced me to pound the pavements and I am truly inspired by what I see right here, on my daily walks. Silver linings and all that!
Photographs submitted for the
University of the Third Age Photographic Group Edinburgh.
Subject: Black and White
The following photos were published on The Cloud Appreciation Society web pages. Their intention is to promote the value of clouds in our lives and to make us aware of the infinite variety of forms in which they appear in the sky. For a more concise description of the value of clouds, see their Manifesto.
COMPANIONS OF THE MOUNTAINS: APRIL CLOUD OF THE MONTHYou’d think that an ephemeral and etherial cloud would be an unlikely friend to something as massive and immutable as a mountain. But they say opposites attract, and it turns out that clouds and mountains get on particularly well. Take these orographic Cumulus clouds spotted by Alexandre Bernardoni in the Atacama Desert of Chile. Each one has found its own special volcanic peak to befriend.
Cumulis humilis spotted by Alexandre Bernardoni over volcanoes in the Atacama Desert, Chile.
ASPERITAS CLOUDS OVER STALLION SPRINGS, CA: FEBRUARY CLOUD OF THE MONTH
When a region of a cloud takes the form of chaotic, turbulent undulations, it is known as ‘asperitas’. The name for this dramatic, wavy cloud formation comes from the Latin for ‘roughness’. The idea for it becoming an official classification comes from members of the Cloud Appreciation Society.
Altocumulus asperitas spotted over by Kathleen Bubenheim over Stallion Springs, California, US.
Dartmoor is a beguiling inspiration to Landscape Photographer Phil Hemsley, who produces beautiful creative fine art prints of Southwest England’s moors, woodlands, rolling hills and rivers. Phil also has produced many photographs of the coastlines of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Sussex. He is also available to run workshops at weekends and on summer evenings for beginners and improvers.
Paula Proenca on the roof of Casa da Torre, Soutelo, Vila Verde, Portugal. Photos: A Harris
Caltha palustris var himalensis
IMG_6170 Rhododendron lepidotum
Photographs of Nepalese flowers by Dr Sangita Rajbhandari, Sangeeta Rajbhandary, PhD
Central Department of Botany
Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal
Currently at Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh