Roger's SkyPix

Mini Cloud Atlas

Towering Cumulus beyond Cb

Towering Cumulus beyond Cb

Flying past some weak-shear convection between Oklahoma City and Las Vegas, I didn't expect anything particularly photogenic. Wrong! This marvelous and admittedly fortuitous compositional juxtaposition came and went quickly. I was amazed by the nearly vertical east walls of the towers -- afforded by that weak shear -- the way the nearby Cb frames its complementary tower with low clouds below, ghostly anvil above and clean blue sky beyond, and the light-to-shadow transition occurring in parallel around the near sides of the towers. I always bring my camera aboard flights, and this was one occasion that made me so glad for it.

Over the Texas Panhandle (8 Aug 8) Looking SE