Last July I went out shooting near sunset to see if anything interesting was happening at the west end of the county. Lucky me that some very strange and beautiful clouds were shifting near the coast. I drove there as quickly as possible, stopping at the very northern end of Ventura Harbor.

Two things caught my eye: the outrigger and crew that were practicing in the harbor and, of course, the lenticular cloud. These clouds are formed when something disturbs the flow of air, creating an airborne “eddy” around which the air spins to create these lovely formations. You can find my image here.

“My” cloud is tame compared to what’s been photographed and shared. For some stunning examples of lenticular clouds, go here.