Fluidr
about   tools   help   Y   Q   a         b   n   l
User / Phil's Pixels / Favorites
Philip Kuntz / 80,032 items

  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

There are two ingredients needed for clouds to become visible; water and nuclei.

Water molecules in the atmosphere are too small to bond together for the formation of cloud droplets. They need a "flatter" surface, an object with a radius of at least one micrometer (one millionth of a meter) on which they can form a bond. Those objects are called nuclei.

Nuclei are minute solid and liquid particles, consisting of such things as smoke particles from fires or volcanoes, ocean spray or tiny specks of wind-blown soil. These nuclei are hygroscopic meaning they attract water molecules.

Therefore, every cloud droplet has a speck of dirt, dust or salt crystal at its core.

Source: National Weather Service

Interesting, eh?!? 😊

PS: The colors look way too saturated and dull on my Samsung tablet, but look fine on my iPhone and Dell XPS laptop; ugh! 😩😩😩

**********
#UkraineStrong 🇺🇦

Tags:   Scenery Composition Outdoor Outside Canon EOS R5 Full Frame Mirrorless ThroughHerLens RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Sky Light Cloudscape Sunrise Dawn Clear Lake Texas Skyscape Clouds

N 519 B 2.6K C 95 E Sep 19, 2021 F Aug 8, 2022
  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • O
  • L
  • M

Cascade Ponds is just small ponds framed by beautiful mountains and pine trees at Banff National Park. The first place once you drive to Banff. Went here couple of times. The views on every direction had their unique beauties. Nice hiking along the trails! The wide lens could cover the whole mountain range. The light and shades scattered on the mountains, showing different contrast while enjoying the peaceful nature.

Canon EOS R5, EF11-24mm f/4L USM
ISO100, f/16, 11mm, 1/100s

Tags:   Cascade CascadePonds BanffNationalPark Banff Lake Ponds Rocky Mountains Canddian Rockies Reflection Nature Travel Light Clouds Sky Canon CanonR5 Landscape

N 68 B 510 C 16 E Aug 5, 2022 F Aug 8, 2022
  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • O
  • L
  • M
  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • MAP
  • O
  • L
  • M

We beat the heat last week by hanging out on the mountain. Apparently the entire city of Seattle had the same idea.

Technical: 23 x 10sec shots taken after astronomical twilight for stars and Milky Way, one shot taken at dusk for mountain and foreground.

The Milky Way galaxy rises in the starry sky above Mount Rainier on a dark summer night. Mount Rainier is the tallest of the glaciated volcanoes that make up the Cascade Range in the Pacific Northwest. It is one of three national parks in Washington State.

Puzzles and Prints: tom-schwabel.pixels.com

Facebook: @tomschwabelphotography
Instagram: @tomschwabelphotography

This is a copyrighted image with all rights reserved. Please don't use this image on websites, blogs, facebook, or other media without my explicit permission. See profile page for information on prints and licensing.

Tags:   Pacific Northwest Mount Rainier night Washington milky way astronomy galaxy stars astrophotography mountain volcano glacier Mount Rainier National Park dark star landscape nature national park US National Park Cascades sky universe snow rock summer Tom Schwabel

N 28 B 105 C 9 E Aug 7, 2022 F Aug 7, 2022
  • DESCRIPTION
  • COMMENT
  • O
  • L
  • M

infrared image. I am loving my converted camera, definitely a learning experience. the sky was incredible, dark blue with big clouds, some dark others white and puffy. didn't want to get stuck off road in a storm but hated to leave once I found back roads with no houses or distractions. cannot wait to use this camera in upper michigan. have a great week Flickr friends..


5 of 80,032