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EarthSky // Today's Image Release Date: Mar 11, 2014

Lenticular clouds over Truchas, New Mexico

These lens-shaped clouds typically form where stable moist air flows over a mountain or a range of mountains.

Lenticular clouds by Richard T. Hasbrouck.  Visit Richard's website.

Lenticular clouds by Richard T. Hasbrouck. Visit Richard’s website.

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!

Lenticular clouds by Richard T. Hasbrouck.  Visit Richard's website.

Lenticular clouds by Richard T. Hasbrouck. Visit Richard’s website.

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