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Storms Brewin'

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 3 May 2018 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Clouds forming right before a downpour. At first I thought these were mammatus clouds, but these are not as droopy and bubbly.

From the archives.......captured June 19, 2009.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/40 second F/4.5 ISO 250 26 mm

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

I like dreamy skies

3 May 2018 5:22am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Woooooo, terrifiant, mais beau.

3 May 2018 5:22am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Appealing clouds.

3 May 2018 5:37am

Martine from France

Joli ciel tourmenté.

3 May 2018 6:02am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Très beau ce ciel hyper chargé.
Bonne journée Steven

3 May 2018 6:03am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

C'est très beau magnifique ce ciel

3 May 2018 6:49am

Gérard from Allauch, France

This is a very beautiful relief with this B & W

3 May 2018 6:50am

Olivier P from Tlse, France

Love this catch...very graphic ! Well done

3 May 2018 7:56am

Maria-Lina from Brownsburg-Chatham, Canada

Oupsss bien menaçant ton ciel et tout beau à la fois, belle prise! Bise, bon jeudi dans la joie!

3 May 2018 11:03am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Superb capture of the clouds !

3 May 2018 12:40pm

Eye for Beauty from Florida, United States


3 May 2018 12:53pm

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

It's time to go Inside , lovely, Phil

3 May 2018 12:53pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Wonderfully threatening

3 May 2018 1:13pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the drama of the B&W

3 May 2018 1:46pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

very ominous, indeed

3 May 2018 2:02pm

Lalena from Barcelona, Spain

Terrific clouds!!!! storm in comming!

3 May 2018 2:39pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A wonderful capture of these stormy clouds. Impressive photo work.

3 May 2018 3:19pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien cet effet sur ce ciel

3 May 2018 6:36pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

So drastic and powerful!
Do you have tornadoes in IL?

3 May 2018 6:44pm

@London Caller: Oh yes! But thankfully it seems like the communities near Lake Michigan aren't as susceptible.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Ominous! Such a dramatic image of these fierce looking clouds.

3 May 2018 7:03pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Fantastic image here ;-)

3 May 2018 9:32pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, magnificent textures of the clouds !

4 May 2018 12:50am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Those clouds are so dramatic and ominous! A fabulous image!

4 May 2018 1:34am

Ginnie from Netherlands

Totally my kind of sky, Steve. WOW! Bring it on.

4 May 2018 5:24am

Wayra from Roma, Italy

Wow, terrific clouds! I like them!

4 May 2018 7:05am

mvdfotokraam from Netherlands

Indeed....stormy clouds

4 May 2018 8:12am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - good to be safely inside after getting a shot like this!

4 May 2018 9:47am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What a moody looking sky. Nimbus clouds...

4 May 2018 1:29pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique ciel lourd et gris quelle vue et rendu

4 May 2018 3:19pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting. There were mammatus clouds in the news here yesterday, but I was indoors and missed them.

4 May 2018 3:39pm

Remus from Portugal

Fantastic sky. An unforgettable opportunity.
Well done!

4 May 2018 4:19pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

It seems like a rough sea ... great shot! 5*****

4 May 2018 4:27pm

@Adela Fonts: I love your analogy! Thanks!

willy from Belgium

belle prise de ce ciel tourmenté Steven


4 May 2018 6:21pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

>Great tour with meadow blooms that stand out nicely!!
Oh you mean those pink flowers? They're rosebay willowherb, yes a small flower with a big name! Ha.

>Why did the castle not last? Was it subject to battles or war?
No, not because of battles or war. The owners of the castle just left and never returned. Hence, it was left to decay.

4 May 2018 8:02pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Effrayant ! Mieux vaut se mettre à l'abri !

4 May 2018 8:02pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

An AMAZING Sky here !

5 May 2018 3:16am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Wow, that's fantastic! I LOVE clouds and skies... and this is full of energy!

5 May 2018 6:01pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

A fantastic image !!

6 May 2018 8:28am

Sam from Chennai, India

Fantastic. Wonderful clouds. A fine shot. :)

6 May 2018 5:36pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Wow. That is a dramatic sky.

6 May 2018 10:22pm

Joëlle from France

Quel ciel !... superbement ouatiné j'aime beaucoup

11 May 2018 7:26am