Monday, January 14, 2019

Mammatus clouds over Los Angeles



Last night’s ominous mammatus clouds which I like to call jellyfish clouds. There’s always a good chance of seeing these things before an incoming storm. These clouds drifted nicely from west to east but they were still a bit high in the sky so I took 2 shots, one for the foreground and partially covered snow capped Baldy, and one higher in the sky for the mammatus clouds and combined them. I could have probably caught these with my wide but I only had my 70-200 on me last night. We don’t get these formations around here a ton so always nice to see. Would have been cool if they were actually hanging this low over the city. At one point the entire sky above me was full of them…was amazing to just look up and watch them float by.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

San Diego sunset over Point Loma




One of my fav views of SD overlooking the Point Loma harbor. I came up here to catch the sunset before snapping the full moon rise from a different spot. The majority of the burn was behind me facing sunset but the clouds put on a pretty good show facing east towards the city. 

Single shot: Nikon D750, Nikkor 70-200, f/11, 0.8 sec, ISO-50

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Los Angeles and Mt. Baldy with snow and low clouds



One of my fav shots from this winter’s sesh at Hahn. Right when we got there at the beginning of golden hour there were some sweet low clouds hanging around near the skyline tips. It was also an incredibly clear day with probably the most snowpack of the year. I packed on the zoom for this one to get in there tight to show the building details. That compression brought the mountains right up to highlight them because that’s the focus of this shot. Was hoping the cloud formation would stay around through sunset but they ended up getting thick and covering most of the mountain. So I’m glad we got there early enough to catch these conditions. Nikon D750, Nikkor 300mm + 1.4tc, f/14, 1/80 sec, ISO-50

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