Brushstrokes in Heaven

September 05, 2016

CirrusOverArgentinanubes_3 (3)

Photographer: Hector Fabian Garrido

During a recent seismic exploration campaign in Añelo, Neuquén, Argentina, I couldn't help but notice this amazing sky. These clouds are a type of cirrus cloud, possibly cirrus fibratus, duplicatus; composed of ice crystals and appearing in two or more layers. Occurring at an altitude greater than 16,000 ft (4,877 m), westerly winds over the Andes Mountains may have played a role in their formation. Photo taken on August 22, 2016.

Photo Details: Nikon D7100 camera; Lens: AF-S NIKKOR 18-135mm lens; 18 mm focal length; Aperture: ƒ/13 aperture; 1/320 sec. exposure; ISO 400; Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.