Photographs submitted for the
University of the Third Age Photographic Group Edinburgh.
Subject: Black and White
Yeshe Dorje: Friends. Nikon D5100
Bill Grosart: Bartek Dabrowski. Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
David Russell: Giraffes on a Wet Day. Panasonic DMC-FZ 1000
Ron Smith: Ironwork. Panasonic DMC-FZ 200
Birgitta-Debenham: B & W Inverted. Panasonic DMC-GX7
David Edwards: Sawmill East Lothian. Pentax Optio E10
Geoff Gardner: Union Canal Boathouse. Canon EOS 5D Mark II
John Ferguson: Prisoners of Power. Nikon D7200
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.
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A turbulent weather of asperitas clouds over Devon, UK.
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