Lenticular clouds forming over Mount Gabriel.
Mount Gabriel, Cnoc Osta
in Irish, on the Mizen Peninsular in West Cork, only just makes it as a
mountain, being a mere 407 meters high, but it has quite an effect on
our weather patterns, and particulaly on local cloudscapes. Lenticular
clouds are quite unusual in the great wide world, but relatively common
here, thatks to the mountain. This photograph is looking directly
to the west, and this is the direction from which cool wet winds arrive
on our shores from the great Atlantic. The wind is disturbed by
the warm mountain, and these fine low clouds are formed. This was taken on July 27th this year,
so it was not snowy, but looks wintery because I took this picture on my Canon G9
that has been modified for Infra-red. The green foliage reflects
a great deal of infra-red light, so it comes out as white on the
photograph. My cat Treacle can be seen just this side of the
gate. She has just been for a walk with me up the lane.
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Camera Canon G9, modified for infra-red.
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