Figure 1. Susquehanna River near Towanda, PA. Photo: author.

The sky was very hazy but bright yesterday as we drove to Towanda, Pennsylvania, mostly along U.S. Highway 6. Scenic pullovers are in my experience rare in Pennsylvania, but here was one looking down upon a gracious bend in the Susquehanna River. Nikon Z 7ii with Nikkor 24-70 mm f/2.8 at 70 mm, ISO 100, f/9, 1/500. It really wanted an exposure stack, but I wasn’t carrying my tripod, alas, so you can see how I had to edit to bring shadows way up.

Figure 2. Cumulonimbus calvus cloud boiling up in a swirl. Macedonia, PA. Photo: author.

After Towanda we drove south, but now in the late afternoon and early evening. Huge cumulonimbus calvus clouds rose at wide intervals along our road back to Scranton (figures 2, 3, 4), and here and there we drove through mile-long stretches, clear overhead, that had been drenched not long before. Steam rose from the hot asphalt of the road and vapor condensed on the outside of our windshield. It was all very interesting!

Figure 3. Cumulonimbis calvus cloud en route to a thunderhead. Macedonia, PA. Photo: author.
Figure 4. Cumulonimbus morass, from Asylum, PA. Photo: author.

Figure 2: 38 mm, ISO 100, f/8, 1/1000
Figure 3: 36 mm, ISO 100, f/8, 1/640
Figure 4: 70 mm, ISO 100, f/8, 1/1000

Published by gsb03632

A college professor living in Scranton, PA

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  1. You were on US Highway 6? Back on Dodge Street (and Loveland Pass, and the main drag in Provincetown…)

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