Kern Wave

A beautiful Sierra Wave viewed from the Kern Plateau near Little Horse Meadow.


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butitsadryheat - Jun 10, 2006 2:25 am - Voted 10/10


I have a picture of the same sunset from down in the valley, no comparison. Thanks for sharing

Tom Kenney

Tom Kenney - Jun 14, 2006 3:02 am - Hasn't voted


It was pretty shocking to see in person. I wish I'd caught more of it, but all I had was an old digital camera and about 32Mb worth of chip.


Eleutheros - Feb 10, 2007 6:29 pm - Voted 10/10


Is this the result of inversion, pollution and fading sunlight?

Tom Kenney

Tom Kenney - Feb 13, 2007 5:24 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Stunning


The cloud was hovering over the Owens Valley, and these types of cloud are formed by the 'venturi' effect of the airflow being compressed and decompressed over the top of the Sierra Nevada, combined with very cold temps up high. The orange color may be due to pollution to the west (San Joaquin Valley has bad air!). It was just after sunset.


bongsunkee - Sep 8, 2007 2:13 pm - Voted 10/10

How could it be!

fantastic shot....

Tom Kenney

Tom Kenney - Oct 3, 2007 10:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: How could it be!

Thanks much for the compliments! (The Second Lake shot, also...these are two of my personal favorites.)


eikehugo - Feb 21, 2010 7:45 am - Voted 10/10


great shot fantastic colours eike


hamik - May 31, 2010 8:33 pm - Voted 10/10

You managed

to snap an incredible photo despite limited equipment

Tom Kenney

Tom Kenney - Jun 9, 2010 5:21 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: You managed

Thanks! One of my favs.

BTW, very much enjoyed your reports and pics...keep posting please!!! :)


Noondueler - Oct 8, 2010 1:12 am - Voted 10/10

Outa this world!

Unreal, impressionistic.

Tom Kenney

Tom Kenney - Oct 13, 2010 12:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Outa this world!

Impressionistic...hmmm, never thought of it that way.



peninsula - Oct 21, 2011 9:33 am - Voted 10/10


Was the wave followed by a change in weather? The last time I photographed a lenticular formation that big, I got stuck in the snowstorm that followed!

Tom Kenney

Tom Kenney - Oct 28, 2011 1:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

This was a LONG time ago, so I don't remember for sure. I think the weather just stayed clear and nice. Certainly could have been different further north.

Thanks much for the comment!


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