Sunday, 31 August 2014

Cirrocumulus Cloud

Clouds. Always an interesting subject to study and photograph.

Cirrocumulus Cloud are often referred to as 'Herringbone' or 'Mackeral' clouds and occur at an altitude from 16,000 to 39,000. They are short lived and transitionary originally formed from Thunderstorm clouds 'Cumulonimbus anvil'.
NB. I had to look all this up as you may have guessed. 
I can hear you yawning from here Trevor.{:))


  1. No yawns Roy, except for sleepy ones! I'm always up for a spot of cloud watching.

    I also have to read up on them to try and understand what I've been looking at, maybe it's easier to just admire the beauty of it all?

    Cracking image to end're in the right place for big skies!...[;o)

    1. Thanks Trevor, I thought I would help you out with your Sunday afternoon nap.!

  2. Great shots Roy, you can't beat a good cloud, and open sky's. I always have a look up during the day to see what's about, would love to learn more about them...
    Amanda xx

  3. Hello.

    Great photographing.  Very sweet atmosphere.

    Greetings and hugs.
    From Japan, ruma❃

  4. And those clouds with flat bottoms, like the ones in your header photo, are known to meteorologists as "Simpson clouds". The technical explanation for the term is that similar clouds are often seen in The Simpsons. Honest!

    1. Thanks John.
      I will bow to your superior knowledge on such matters.{:))

  5. Hey Roy... Love a bright blue sky with clouds of any shape and size as long as their not black and angry looking !!
    I have no clue when it comes to names of them, but I am so fascinated by them !!

    Enjoyed your photo's and the ..."yawn" ... information!! : )


  6. I call it cloud therapy :-) They are very relaxing to watch. Beautiful shots.

  7. Always a different set of shapes in the sky Roy. Lovely shots.

  8. Beautiful clouds creations.
    Very nicely photographed!


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