Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fog Transforms to Frontlit Cumulus

The fog was lifting rapidly with the May sun. The fog/stratus was rapidly being transformed into a low deck of cumulus that was being shaped by the southeasterly winds aloft. There was still no wind at the surface due to the nocturnal radiational inversion but that was due to change quickly. I caught a few clouds just after setting up the easel and kept that composition throughout. Cloud that is lit from the front is always brightest in the middle and darkest around the edges. A deck of altostratus on the western horizon heralded the approaching cold front and afternoon convection.

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