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Second S'COOL Cloud Photo Contest Winners

Precipitating Clouds

Cumulonimbus Winners  
Photo by: Mike (from airplane)
School: Forest Park High School
Teacher: Mike Dvre
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Judge's comments: A good shot of a developing cumulus congestus cloud with some glaciation (cap cloud or pileus) starting to form at the top.
Photo by: Brad
School: Mazenod College
Teacher: Tracy Hagen
Location: Perth, Australia
Judge's comments: An excellent picture clearly showing precipitation falling from a cloud. Capturing precipitation from a cloud in a photo is not always easy to do.
Photo by: Ann & Nick
School: Cedar School
Teacher: Alexander Clark
Location: Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands
Judge's comments: A striking picture of waterspouts, and rain too!
Tied with photo below
Photo by: Ann & Nick
School: Cedar School
Teacher: Alexander Clark
Location: Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands
Judge's comments: Low hanging cloud under cumulonimbus. Heavy rain obscuring island. Good updraft (dark base).
Tied with photo above
Nimbostratus Winners  
Photo by: Sandy
School: Taipei Municipal First Girls' Senior HS
Teacher: Yuyia Wu
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Judge's comments: Low nimbostratus with rain shafts visible in the background and wet pavement indicative of rain in the foreground.
Photo by: Lucas, Dean, Ashley and Jacob
School: Tucker Valley Elementary Middle School
Teacher: Eileen Poling
Location: Hambleton, West Virginia
Judge's comments: One of the best shots of nimbostratus (a challenging cloud to photograph) in the bunch.
Photo by: Levi
School: Pequot Lakes Elementary School
Teacher: Jim Minerich
Location: Pequot Lakes, MN
Judge's comments: Low clouds with low-hanging cloud fragments (scud?) beneath. These low-hanging clouds are characteristic of nimbostratus in rain events.
Specialty Category Winners  

Waterspout

Photo by: Ann & Nick
School: Cedar School
Teacher: Alexander Clark
Location: Cruz Bay, Virgin Islands
Judge's comments: Pretty closeup of waterspout funnels.

 

First S'COOL Cloud Photo Contest Winners

Stratus Clouds

High Level Winners  
Photo by: Sandy
School: Taipei Municipal First Girls' Senior HS
Teacher: Yuyia Wu
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Judge's comments: A very nice example of a mostly uniform cirrostratus layer.
School: Salesiano-San Isidro School
Teacher: Jose Luis Hernandez Perez
Location: Canary Islands, Spain
Judge's comments: This is also a nice cirrostratus layer, but the pink lenticular cloud caused by the presence of the mountain makes this one stand out.
School: Dr. Francisco Vazquez Colon School
Teacher: Sonia DeLeon Maisonet
Location: Manati, Puerto Rico
Judge's comments: The upper right of the picture shows a cirrus cloud with some indication of puffiness (i.e., cirrocumulus); and the lower left of the photo has what looks like some thick low level cloudiness. But the portion of the photo where the sun is shining is a nice uniform cirrostratus, with the bonus of showing the prismatic effect of ice clouds on sunlight.
Photo by: Julianna, Paige, and Elise
School: St. Anne School
Teacher: Catalina Reyero
Location: Porterville, California
Judge's comments: The cloud in this photo is remarkably similar to the previous photo, but without the lower layer. The middle of the photo shows a nice uniform cirrostratus layer.
Mid Level Winners  
Photo by: Yianno
School: St. James School
Teacher: Fran Brezna
Location: Falls Church, Virginia
Judge's comments: This is NOT a typical altostratus cloud, but it wins points for the eye-catching factor. Since it is overcast, we chose it for the altostratus category.
School: St. Anne School
Teacher: Catalina Reyero
Location: Porterville, California
Judge's comments: This is a good example of an altostratus layer: very flat cloud with just a bit of contrast visible. Note the shadowing on the church tower which indicates a fair amount of sunlight is getting through. Without that clue, and the small blue area at top left, this could easily be mistaken for low level stratus.
Photo by: Edward
School: St. James School
Teacher: Fran Brezna
Location: Falls Church, Virginia
Judge's comments: Also a very typical stratus cloud, with little contrast in the cloud. Classification as altostratus was made by the extent to which light is penetrating the cloud near the tree trunk.
Low Level Winners  
Photo by: Anna
School: Pequot Lakes Elementary School
Teacher: James Minerich
Location: Pequot Lakes, Minnesota
Judge's comments: You can't get more stratuslike than that. Nice, flat, uniform lighting throughout the cloud and snow and trees, building make a good contrast.
Photo by: Nick
School: St. James School
Teacher: Fran Brezna
Location: Falls Church, Virginia
Judge's comments: Another nice, flat, uniform cloud, a bit brighter than the one above. The sun's disk is barely visible at the center of the photo. If it were a bit brighter, it would probably be classified in the altostratus category.
School: Audubon Elementary School
Teacher: Carol Van De Walle
Location: Rock Island, Illinois
Judge's comments: This is a nice, thick, overcast stratus cloud. It has a bit more texture than the other two.
Specialty Category Winners  

Multi-Layer Winner

School: Peru Central School
Teacher: Andrew Sajor
Location: Peru, New York
Judge's comments: Well, what's not to like? This photo has a great top view of a low level stratus cloud (might even be fog), with a nice distinct layer of cirrostratus off in the distance.

Fog Winner

School: Juliet Long School
Teacher: Stuart Sharack
Location: Gales Ferry, Connecticut
Judge's comments: The ultimate in low-level stratus: a cloud that touches the ground. Very flat light, and uniformly blurred view across field.

Night-time Winner

School: Sant Antoni Abat School
Teacher: Jose Antonio Llacer Garcia
Location: Valencia, Spain
Judge's comments: Night-time cloud watching has its challenges, but this photo captures the moon just as it illuminates a nice stratus section of the cloud. This is probably cirrostratus (ice cloud) because of the rainbow effect around the moon, but could also be altostratus.