Roger's SkyPix

Mini Cloud Atlas

Congestus Aerial

Congestus Aerial

Our plane flew over, around, and occasionally through a large field of deep convective clouds that was erupting over the high country of northern Colorado, on approach to Denver's airport. The flight provided a clean and crisply defined look at this large field of congestus, with more mature towers and cumulonumbus in the background. The view also was so bright as to be nearly blinding without sunglasses on -- including when seen through the camera viewfinder. This was one of the few occasions in storm photography that I've dialed up the shutter speed to 1/8000 of a second at 100 ASA! The reflection brightened up the interior of the cabin noticeably and caused several passengers to shut their window coverings.

over north-central CO (19 Jul 6) Looking SE