Interesting Photo of the Day: Ominous Storm Approaches

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People like to take pictures of the sky — fluffy fair-weather clouds, sunsets shot with pinks and golds, great expanses of clear blue. But sometimes foul-weather skies can be beautiful in their own way. A prime example is this picture of a magnificent storm brewing off the coast of Riva Levante in Liguria, Italy:

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Ominous storm with waterspout touches down off the Italian Riviera (Imgur)

The photo, captured by Gian Paolo Chiesi, depicts a weather phenomenon known as a waterspout, a tornado-like formation that occurs over water. Above the waterspout, many different types clouds tower overhead, looking dark and ominous while bits of blue sky try to peek through behind. Chiesi used a Singh-Ray Reverse filter with a 2-stop density on his camera.

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