Since homo sapiens developed speech,
the daily question has been: How's the weather? Whatever may be in store
today, it can yield good photos!
At great altitudes humidity often
condenses into tiny crystals that scatter light. It's in situations like
this when some people report having seen an UFO land...
Rather rare in Chile, they are more
commonly seen in tropical areas. Still, I got a few of them on film.
The most famous weather phenomenon,
intense rain is rare where I live. A time exposure out of my bedroom window
nicely captured it.
Rain is no reason to leave the camera
unused! Forest pictures show much better color, thanks to even lighting
and the shininess provided by it. I usually take an umbrella for such work.
It keeps the camera and my glasses dry.
Yes, you can photograph wind, as this
Want some ice?
This is how one of the meteorological
towers at my job looked after an ice storm. Even thin wires grew beards
up to 30cm long! The silly anemometer at left tried to tell everybody that
the wind speed was zero!
Lightning on La Silla
One of the most intimidating weather
phenomena, lightning is a great photographic motive!
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