Afternoon Offshore Rain Squall

Sky Watch Friday

rain squall

Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

Late one afternoon we watched as some offshore clouds began to pile up.  This cumulonimbus cloud formed before our eyes, and a rain squall ensued as the clouds moved along, parallel to our coast.  Unfortunately for us, the rain stayed offshore.

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47 comments:

Gill - That British Woman said...

beautiful photo.

Gill in Canada

The Birdlady said...

I love the sublte colors in this - very moody and lovely.

ellen b said...

That is so cool being able to tell that's rainfall out there too. Such a full cloud...

Tink *~*~* said...

That's one of those clouds that looks like a force to be reckoned with! =8^0 Great shot, as always. Thanks for the visit.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Müge Tekil said...

Those huge clouds are very impressive!

Kay said...

Wow! This is such a fabulous shot. How nice to find another Kamaaina on Sky Watch.

Woody said...

Very nice shot!, Thanks for stopping by my blog..

Tootie said...

Such rough weather to have such beautiful soft coloring. Your views always have me in awe.

Wren said...

Very, very nice.

Leora said...

I am always impressed when someone knows cloud names. Or bird names. Flower names, I can do a bit of those.

Great voluminous (is that a word?) clouds.

Carver said...

That is gorgeous. I love the variety of colors in the sky.

Shirley Fyfe said...

What a dramatic eye-catching photo - very impressive!

Thanks also for your lovely comments on my Sky Watch contribution this week too!

Indrani said...

Large clouds, must have been a great feeling watching them.

Mary said...

Wow, that is incredible! Such a beautiful cloud formation. Happy SWF. :)

Louis la Vache said...

Fabulous SWF image!

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Sharon said...

Great photo - very dramatic and threatening. Shame about the rain. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Sharon

Louise said...

A beautiful photo! And why does it rain on the ocean? Does the ocean need rain? I'm sure that is frustrating sometimes.

napaboaniya said...

Dramatic kind of sky that I'm praying for currently! :P
Happy SkyWatch!

roadgurl5 said...

Wow! Very lovely shot!

penni said...

I love it when the sky rolls in. Thank you for posting this great photo.

Sandradb said...

Awesome combination of colors - it's very beautiful picture. Thank you for your visit and greetings from Croatia

Patricia said...

very impressive! I like huge clouds and rain as well.
Congratulations nice shot!

Reader Wil said...

What great colours! It's an impressive sky, which must have attracted all attention. Thanks for showing.

luna miranda said...

that's a dramatic cloud you got there.

Greyscale Territory said...

Incredible weight and colour of clouds over the landscape! So very beautiful!

Jim said...

Neat to be able to see where the rain is falling.

bobbie said...

This photo is outstanding! It must have been exciting to watch those clouds form. They are beautiful.

Jeanne said...

Beautiful shot. And it's good to rememeber that the rain can be a good thing.

Luiz Ramos said...

Impressive clouds. Beautiful.

AphotoAday said...

Very, very cool shot... Amazing cloud...

Quiet Paths said...

I love that line of storm moving across the sky and how the colors change. Very nice shot.

2sweetnsaxy said...

You really do get the most amazing sky shots. This is awesome. It must have been great to watch those clouds roll in.

Photo Cache said...

what a beautiful shot.

Carole said...

So many different kinds of light going on in this photo. Great Sky Watch.

Becky and Gary said...

I bet that was a bit scarey. Good thing it stayed off shore. A wonderful image!

Enigma said...

Tremendous. Did you get wet?

Hope said...

Look at the rain! Beautiful!

Bradley Myers said...

A great capture, it must be nice to photographing it raining and not get wet.

bowledover said...

That is some storm moving in. Its lovely to capture them before they arrive.
I hope you were under cover when it did arrive.
Thanks for your visit and comments SWF.

WillThink4Wine said...

Incredible shot! I love an interesting storm sky!

Fish Whisperer said...

Outstanding shot.
Cheers

Arija said...

An exceptional shot. Grand and forceful.

Jinghui said...

Beautiful moment to capture one of Mother Nature's beauty !

Not often do we get to see this rain squall and this looks pretty heavy and lots of rain inside !

JH
http://www.photojournalist-tgh.tv

indicaspecies said...

Stunning shot of those fabulous clouds. Thank you for sharing such beauty.

- celine
http://indicainq8.wordpress.com

Erin said...

love the intensity of this...
thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment...

Celeste said...

Great skywatch shot, it is always cool to watch rain falling over the sea. Sorry you didn't get the rain you needed.

BNS said...

Thanks so much to all of my SkyWatch friends for visiting, and for your wonderful comments. I appreciate it.

P.S. We STILL have had no rain come ashore. :-{