Cloud Observation 10

DSC_0779Date: 10/20/2015

Time: 1657 (4:57 PM)

Location: Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL

Cloud Types: Cirro Stratus

Cloud Coverage: Scattered

Temp: 76* F

Wind: SW 9 MPH

All good things must come to an end, right?

Midway through the day, I got stung by some sort of flying insect (likely a bee). Thankfully, I’m not allergic, but I was ready to ragequit and go home, but I have good people who take care of me. After I doused the site of the sting with water from my bottle, Haelga pulled out a small tube of tea tree oil ointment and applied it to where I was stung. We kept walking down to one of the canyons, where I grabbed this shot:

DSC_0681So worth the minor irritation.

Cloud Observation 9

DSC_0659Date: 10/20/2015

Time: 1223 (12:23 PM)

Location: Starved Rock State Park, Utica, IL

Cloud Types: Cumulus

Cloud Coverage: Scattered

Temp: 71* F

Wind: SSW 17 MPH

A modest breeze, increased sunshine, and good company made this an amazing day at the State Park.

Here’s a bonus pic of my travel companions for the day (Siobhan, Haelga, and Haelga’s kids):

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Cloud Observation 8

DSC_0657Date: 10/20/2015

Time: 1058 (10:58 AM)

Location: Home, DeKalb, IL

Cloud Types: Cirrostratus

Cloud Coverage: Overcast

Temp: 60* F

Wind: SSW 7 MPH

I chose to go out to Starved Rock State Park to take advantage of the fall foliage and the open skies… Also to take advantage of  the varying travel times to grab more observations.

Unfortunately, because of the tree cover in this pic, you can’t really see the clouds. However, it was overcast and I thought that it was going to be gloomy and dim all day…. Boy, was I wrong!

Cloud Observation 4

DSC_0608Date: 10/14/2015

Time: 2222 (10:22 PM)

Location: Home, DeKalb, IL

Cloud Types: Cirrocumulus

Cloud Coverage: Broken

Temp: 46* F

Wind: SW 6 MPH

When I took this photo last night, it appeared to be more haze than anything else. However, when the image has been enhanced/edited, it’s obvious that these clouds are more than haze.

Have I mentioned how much I dislike night shooting, by the way, unless I’m out in the country?

Cloud Observation 3

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Date: 10/14/2015

Time: 0832 (8:32 AM)

Location: Rt. 38 Eastbound, West Chicago, IL

Cloud Types: N/A

Cloud Coverage: Clear-Skied

Temp: 41* F

Wind: NW 5 MPH

As I was driving to class, I got stuck in a spot of traffic on Rt. 38 Eastbound. Since I carry the camera with me in the front seat, I took the opportunity to grab an observation since it was cold and clear. I figured it was going to remain cool and clear all day, and, for the most part, it did.