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A Breathtaking Aerial View of the Chicago Skyline as Reflected on Lake Michigan

A Breathtaking Aerial View of the Chicago Skyline as Reflected on Lake Michigan sunset clouds cityscapes Chicago

While on approach to Chicago O’Hare International Airport last week after a business trip, amateur photographer Mark Hersch glanced out his window at the setting sun and decided to pull out his iPhone to take a photo. Right then the plane banked for a 180-degree left turn over Lake Michigan for a final westward approach when an unexpected play of light occurred: the entire skyline of Chicago was suddenly projected in shadow from underneath the cover of clouds. It’s safe to say this is textbook definition of a once-in-a-lifetime shot. Photo courtesy Mark Hersch. (via Twisted Sifter)

A Waterfall of Clouds on the Canary Islands

A Waterfall of Clouds on the Canary Islands mountains landscapes clouds Canary Islands
Photo courtesy Dominic Dähncke

While shooting on the Canary Islands late last year, photographer Dominic Dähncke snapped this jaw-dropping shot of clouds flowing over a mountain range on La Palma Island. The photographer shares via 1X:

This photograph was taken in the mountains of “Cumbre Nueva”, in the part west of La Palma, one of the most beautiful island of the Canary Islands, in Spain. To capture cloud’s movement I have set my camera speed to 70 seconds, using a ND filter to minimize the entry of light in camera sensor.

You can see more of Dähncke’s landscape photography over on Flickr.

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Just a cursory glance at a few storm photos by Mike Hollingshead and it’s clear this guy has probably seen it all, and probably put his life at risk to do so. The intrepid storm chaser has been enduring foul weather since the late 90s, clocking some 20,000 miles a year in his car as he stalks thunderstorms and other extreme weather occurrences waiting to capture the perfect shot. Hollingshead shares his story with Jakob Schiller over at Raw File, and you can see hundreds of his photos, many available for purchase as prints, over on his website. All images courtesy the artist. (via Raw File)

Immersive Foam Clouds Tower Over Visitors to the 2013 Aichi Triennale

Immersive Foam Clouds Tower Over Visitors to the 2013 Aichi Triennale installation clouds bubbles
Foam, 2013. Mixed media. Photo by Nobutada Omote, courtesy SANDWICH.

Immersive Foam Clouds Tower Over Visitors to the 2013 Aichi Triennale installation clouds bubbles
Foam, 2013. Mixed media. Photo by Nobutada Omote, courtesy SANDWICH.

Immersive Foam Clouds Tower Over Visitors to the 2013 Aichi Triennale installation clouds bubbles
Foam, 2013. Mixed media. Photo by Nobutada Omote, courtesy SANDWICH.

Immersive Foam Clouds Tower Over Visitors to the 2013 Aichi Triennale installation clouds bubbles
Foam, 2013. Mixed media. Photo by Nobutada Omote, courtesy SANDWICH.

Immersive Foam Clouds Tower Over Visitors to the 2013 Aichi Triennale installation clouds bubbles
Foam, 2013. Mixed media. Photo by Nobutada Omote, courtesy SANDWICH.

Immersive Foam Clouds Tower Over Visitors to the 2013 Aichi Triennale installation clouds bubbles
Foam, 2013. Mixed media. Photo by Nobutada Omote, courtesy SANDWICH.

Immersive Foam Clouds Tower Over Visitors to the 2013 Aichi Triennale installation clouds bubbles
Foam, 2013. Mixed media. Photo by Nobutada Omote, courtesy SANDWICH.

Created by artist Kohei Nawa (previously here and here) for the 2013 Aichi Triennale, Foam is an immsersive cloud-like installation made from huge plumes of amorphous bubbles, meant to mimic a bleak primordial landscape. Nawa is known for his explorations of cellular forms as seen in his extensive series of PixCell sculptures where animal forms are covered in glass beads, and Foam seems to be a natural extension of this. All images courtesy SANDWICH and the 2013 Aichi Triennale.

Into the Atmosphere: A Breathtaking Timelapse of the Skies Above California by Michael Shainblum

Into the Atmosphere: A Breathtaking Timelapse of the Skies Above California by Michael Shainblum weather timelapse clouds California

Into the Atmosphere: A Breathtaking Timelapse of the Skies Above California by Michael Shainblum weather timelapse clouds California

Into the Atmosphere is the latest timelapse tour de force from photographer and filmmaker Michael Shainblum (previously), shot in numerous locations around California over a period of year. For the nearly four minute clip Shainblum payed special attention to the clouds and ever changing atmospheric conditions above the Golden State, shooting some 75,000 photographs which he edited down to 12,500 for the final cut. Of the work he shares:

“Into The Atmosphere,” is my tribute to the state of California and the beautiful deserts, mountains and coastlines that exist there. This video showcases a variety of national/state parks as well as less recognized natural areas. The video also focuses on clouds, fog and interesting atmospheric conditions. Although California is known for blue sunshine skies, seeing a colorful storm cloud over Half Dome or an incredible sunset at the La Jolla Coves is really a sight to see. The goal of this video is to show these environments in their best possible light.

Additionally the Creator’s Project sat down with Shainblum to learn more about how he works and shot some fun behind the scenes video.

Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon

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Erin Whittaker via Grand Canyon National Park

Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
Mayberry Photography

Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
Mayberry Photography

Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
Mayberry Photography

Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
Mayberry Photography

Rare Temperature Inversion Creates River of Clouds Inside the Grand Canyon weather Grand Canyon clouds
Mayberry Photography

Last week on November 29th the Grand Canyon experienced a rare temperature inversion where cool air began to rise from the bottom of the canyon and met warm air above creating low level clouds. Apparently this type of thing happens once or twice a year, but almost never with clear skies which provided an unprecedented once-in-a-decade view of the canyon filled to the rim with fog. Several photographers were on hand including Ben Mayberry who captured some amazing panoramic shots, and Paul Lettieri managed to shoot a timelapse of the event. (via My Modern Met)

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner ocean Mediterranean Sea landscapes clouds Caribbean Sea aerial

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner ocean Mediterranean Sea landscapes clouds Caribbean Sea aerial

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner ocean Mediterranean Sea landscapes clouds Caribbean Sea aerial

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner ocean Mediterranean Sea landscapes clouds Caribbean Sea aerial

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner ocean Mediterranean Sea landscapes clouds Caribbean Sea aerial

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner ocean Mediterranean Sea landscapes clouds Caribbean Sea aerial

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner ocean Mediterranean Sea landscapes clouds Caribbean Sea aerial

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner ocean Mediterranean Sea landscapes clouds Caribbean Sea aerial

Sea of Clouds: Expansive Cloud Formations Over the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas by Jakob Wagner ocean Mediterranean Sea landscapes clouds Caribbean Sea aerial

Photographer Jakob Wagner shoots wonderful wide-angle aerial photographs in addition to commercial work for Audi, Wired, and Jim Beam. My two favorite collections of work are his Sea of Clouds series shot in 2010 above the Mediterranean Sea while on a flight from Cape Town to Düsseldorf, and his similar Caribbean Sea series shot in 2012. See all of these much larger (as well as many more) over on his website. (via my modern met)

Adrift: A Two-Year Oddessy Through the San Francisco Fog by Simon Christen

Adrift: A Two Year Oddessy Through the San Francisco Fog by Simon Christen weather timelapse San Francisco fog clouds

Adrift: A Two Year Oddessy Through the San Francisco Fog by Simon Christen weather timelapse San Francisco fog clouds

Adrift: A Two Year Oddessy Through the San Francisco Fog by Simon Christen weather timelapse San Francisco fog clouds

Shot over a period of two years by filmmaker Simon Christen, Adrift is “a love letter to the fog of the San Francisco Bay Area.” For the last two years Christen woke up at 5am and pored over weather data, satellite photos, and online webcams to determine whether or not the conditions were right to make the 45 minute drive to the Marin Headlands to shoot. Many days the filming was a bust, but occasionally the weather, light and filming conditions would align perfectly and he would manage to capture a few seconds of usable (and extraordinary) footage.

The resulting time-lapse film is nothing short of astounding. The puffy fog flows, undulates and seemingly swallows parts of the city in its perpetual state of motion. You might recognize Christen’s work from his other outstanding time-lapse, The Unseen Sea, from about three years ago.

You can see much more of the photographer’s work over on 500px. Adrift is set to music by The Album Leaf and you can download it for free here. (via vimeo)

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