Rain Curtains Over Paris

May 08, 2017


Photographer: Bertrand Kulik  
Summary Authors: Bertrand Kulik; Jim Foster

The photo above shows curtains of rain dropping from a stormy looking sky over Paris, France. It was taken just before 11:00 a.m. on February 24, 2017. The downpours of rain that soaked parts of the city appear to be falling from a nimbostratus cloud but perhaps from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud. Though no lightning was seen when the picture was snapped, clouds were building in the vicinity of Paris. Note the cumulus congestus clouds in the background at lower left, illuminated by the late morning Sun.

Photo Details: HDR Photo -- 3 pictures taken using Canon eos 5DMIII Camera; Canon EF Macro-objectif; 100 mm; f/2.8; 1/300, 1/100, and 1/600 second exposures.