I have no idea what kind of clouds these are. I think they are cirrus. I just like they way they look. Maybe someday I will learn all the types of clouds that I love to photograph but for right now I really don’t care. These are just so cool to look at!!! While I was sitting on the beach a few weeks back the perfectly clear blue sky gave way to these lightly, swirly clouds (possibly called cirrus). So I put on a polarizer and snapped away. What causes the clouds to form in these swirly ways. Must be windy way up high I guess, I’m not a meteorologist either.
These almost look like they are contrails from a group of Blue Angels. I do know that contrail is short for condensation trail so I suppose I do know a little bit about man made clouds. But these weren’t man made.
My third shot here is my favorite. After I stared at it for a while I realized that it looked a lot like some waves coming in on the beach or maybe a river rushing by with a slow shutter speed used. If you squint and change your visual point of focus like one of those magic 3-d images you’ll see what I am talking about. Look at the middle of the image, doesn’t that look like the water flowing over some rocks in a river? Well it does to me. Anyway I hope you all enjoy these images as much as I do. And if anyone out there knows the names of these formations and how they come to be leave me a comment, I would sure like to know.