Monday, December 22, 2008

WHAT IS THIS OVER MOORAGH PARK? -MONOCHROME ODDSHOTS



Do you think a cold front means a warm back?

Well I hope you all agree with me this is definitely odd. Taken over Mooragh Park by the entrance form the roadside, I spotted this very strange horizontal set of lines. I have the colour versions too but it was so striking in contrast I knew immediately it would be an ideal black and white and an strange one too.

The feint vertical lines are not rays of light but extremely fine rain, so why was the cloud so light and white? I took this with the little Olympus and no alterations so those shades are as taken. The horizontal lines ran for quite a length either side of this image Looks like the clouds are full of lovely white snow doesn't it, but unfortunately not. No this weird image is quite a common sight here, it's called a "cold front" a weather phenomena .


So there you are. A natural weather occurrence not at all odd when you know what one is but decidedly weird when you don't. We actually get them here a lot usually followed by rain and followed with me and camera as they are ideal photography subjects. I hope the rowers didn't get too wet on the lake. It really did precipitate down fairly soon after this was taken.

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51 comments:

Sioux said...

We don't get that particular look, but when we get a wall cloud, that means a tornado in Texas...just not that sort of wall cloud.

laxeylass said...

Get them over Laxey Beach a lot. It looks creepy with no colour. Always the best Isle of Man Photos here.

Keith said...

Almost looks like a wave about to come crashing down. Never seen clouds like that before.

Anonymous said...

You are correct this is a cold front. Possibly occurs with rainfall in your area as it is quite a small island which I believe has a heavy rain content. I doubt you would have a mini tornados with this as those cold fronts over Kansas do. Interesting blog.

Snapshutter said...

Good catch there. Around here those type of clouds are normally associated with severe weather.

Anonymous said...

Weird.

lmerie said...

Amazing - love that photo!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Now off to check out the rest of your blog :)

Boise Diva said...

It reminds me that "roll of clouds" that adventure flyers like to "ride."

Cloudia said...

You would be a better meteorology professor than the one I had in college! Grea picture. Aloha-

magiceye said...

superb capture!

Annie said...

OMG, look at that fog bank. We see these along the coast all the time. Here in the valley, we can see them roll in across the foothills from the west. Amazing picture.

Luke Wiley said...

Impressive b&w!

Patrick said...

You got a lot of nice images here, i guess i will learn a lot from you.

This monochrome effects really gives more drama to the image that the full color cannot deliver.

Blue 14 said...

Thanks for dropping by! Nice images taken in your place, I am sure it's a lovely place there.

Gaelyn said...

Thanks for the weather lesson. That looks like an unusual line of clouds to me.
Did you get your warm back?

Small City Scenes said...

It's raining out there that's for sure. great shot though. Odd clouds too. MB

Pietro said...

An excellent, very attractive b&w photograph.

Virginia said...

Well now I know about that! Odd to be sure but lovely as well. BW was a fine choice, but you didn't need me to tell you that. V

Aileni said...

A good record shot and a good picture. Father-in-law was a wartime Met man in the RAF - looks like a plate from one of his books.

Bibi said...

That is strange (but a beautiful photo!) It somehow reminds me of small kids' drawings when they try to make the horizon/sky very, very separate, and leave a space somewhere inbetween.

Sailor Girl said...

Really odd!

Peter said...

What a lesson you give us here - in all aspects!

angela said...

Yes much more dramatic in b&w. So that's what a cold front looks like. Guess you're in for some more weather on the IOM.

loulee1 said...

Wow, great image. I never seem to have the camera with me when I need one for something like that! Maybe I should have asked Santa for something smaller and more portable.
I just linked from my blog, to your blog again. Your Manannan story beautifully compliments my foggy picture from yesterday.

Carraol said...

Great info and your photo illustrated beautifully. Sure it looks like a heavy weather.

evlahos said...

excellent view and post

I wish you, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Marc said...

Very special. Looks like they're rowing to the shore quickly, knowing what's coming at them.

Don said...

It looks well spooky to me. You are a crazy lady. Ramsey is a mad place I see.

uncleawang said...

I'm sorry I have a bad internet connection lately & I make a complaint just 2 days ago and yet no changes.This is my 5th time try to post my comment hopefully this will work.
Thanks You for viewing my blog & you have a great photo of B&W.I like it and have a nice day.

Jim said...

neat shot

Hyde DP said...

a fairly common sight here too - it is easy to forget that such an instantly recognisable formation is odd and strange to those in foreign climes.

one nit - not sure if you can fix - but the blue links are almost invisible to me against the black background.

Eleanor said...

A strange shot, indeed. A cold front? That would be welcome here at the moment. We are having a heatwave so Christmas will definitely be cold ham and salads on the verandah! And I am officially awarding you the Most Followed Blog Award (yes, it's a new one. Just designed by me this instant). You deserve it with 421 blog followers. Have a blessed Christmas!

Catherine said...

The B&W enhances the effect. Isn't a kind of a Mannanan's cloak as you explained it in a previous post, Babooshka?

Tanya said...

haha cold front, warm back! Lovely photo anyway! Merry Christmas :)

JC said...

Awesome... I hope all the rowers got was wet if they didn't have the good sense to get to shore ;-)

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Danial said...

This cloud is terrible and want to raining.

Buck said...

That's a familiar sight to me too, and for some reason it struck me funny seeing it all those thousands of miles away!

Lovely image. Goes to show it's not the camera so much as the photographer. Kudos!

Knoxville Girl said...

It just looks like an innocent cold front, but the mothership is right behind it

George said...

An absolutely amazing photo -- you're right about it being ideal for black and white. Thanks, too, for the information. Now I'll be more knowledgeable when I hear a weather forecast.

michael bird said...

I'ld just as soon have a warm back after the cold front. With temperatures down in the single digits here, I'll take a warm front as well. Nifty photo.

Snapper said...

I wish I could've seen that sky in person. Looks amazing, especially in B&W. Cheers!

babooshka said...

Gerald, I hope that colour is better. Still getting to grips with the new server.

Catherine ,it does look like a Manananans' cloak mist doesn't it.

Loulee off to check the fog shot

V, of course I know

Koxville girl, I suppose the mother ship is behind the (mananan's ) cloaking devise

Eleanor thanks for the jokey award. It does look like cult following this blog.

Cheers all for stopping by yet again.

Mo said...

It is an eerie shot in B&W.

Daryl said...

Weather Geeks call that a mess .. LOL ... I dont know what they call it but I do love your question .. cold front - warm back

Great photo as always

:-Daryl

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's a beautiful odd shot. ;-)

Here in Ontario a cold front often brings clear blue skies as well as cool temperatures. Blue skies are GOOD thing, as far as I'm concerned. ;-)

Lily Hydrangea said...

This is neat Babooshka, I've never seen this before.

marley said...

Freaky weather!

Mojo said...

I don't know about all the science of it, but it's a cool photograph!

Hyde DP said...

good fix - yes those links are now much more visible.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Awesome! It does look dramatic in black and white. From a distance (small shot), it reminds me of pics you see of a tidal wave coming in.

tehrandaily said...

What a beautiful scene you have captured, i like this composition and colore :)

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