With Fall comes shifting weather patterns and, for the high Sierra, high altitude winds, thunderstorms, and spectacular cloud shows. The cover photo for my book “Lake Tahoe: A Fragile Beauty” was an afternoon in the making, as large lenticular cloud formations took shape over the lake. I kept an eye on this one throughout the afternoon and, was surprised that it was still holding shape as the afternoon waned. Along the west shore I found a good vantage for the southern end of the cloud, the remainder of which stretched nearly to North Shore (below).
These exposures came well after sunset as the last of sun’s glow was reaching the clouds and skylight was bathing all in blue. The exposures are approximately one minute at f64 on a 4″x5″ large-format view camera.