Richard T. Hasbrouck of Truchas, New Mexico send us these amazing photos of lenticular clouds, which he took back in January 2014. He wrote:
Throughout the year dramatic clouds form over the 13,000-foot Truchas Peaks (part of the Sangre de Cristo mountains of northern New Mexico). On this particular day (1-3-14), lenticulars developed and evolved as the day went on.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D converted to Infrared, tripod mounted
Lens: Canon 70-200 mm, f/2.8; set at 90 mm
Settings: f/11, 1/500 sec, ISO 400, Camera RAW
Post-processing Details Processing: Converted to .tif in Lightroom 4; exported to Photoshop CS6, converted to B&W, cropped, Shadows & Highlights adjusted, saved as .tif, reduced resolution to 72 ppi and saved as .jpg.
Thank you, Richard!
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