Mammatus Clouds and Crepuscular Rays Above Paris
October 12, 2012
Photographer: Bertrand Kulik
Summary Authors: Bertrand Kulik; Jim Foster
The photo above showing crepuscular rays fanning out across a cloud-splattered sky was taken a little before sunset from Paris, France. These rays result from a set of clouds positioned in front of the Sun, just off the bottom of the frame. At top, pendulous mammatus clouds, remnants from an earlier storm, contrast nicely with the sharper edged cumulus fractus clouds below. The rays and clouds give an ethereal look to this late summer sky. Photo taken on August 23, 2012.
Photo details: Camera Maker: Canon; Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D; Lens: EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM; Focal Length: 100.0mm; Focus Distance: 112m; Aperture: f/22.0; Exposure Time: 0.010 s (1/100); ISO equiv: 100; Exposure Bias: none; Metering Mode: Matrix; Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto); White Balance: Auto; Flash Fired: No (enforced); Orientation: Normal; Color Space: sRGB; Software: DXO Optics Pro v7.