I gave you a glimpse of what the crawling clouds of a San Diego rainstorm can look like in my previous photo post. If the cloud cover is high during a rainstorm, this meteorological event won’t happen, but if the clouds hang pretty low, it can be an interesting sight.

The San Diego area is very hilly and the clouds most often travel east, coming from over the Pacific Ocean. As the low clouds go over the various hills, they look like they’re crawling over them, sometimes slowly, sometimes pretty fast. After taking a few dozens of photographs, I realize it’s hard to capture the effect of these crawling clouds well on still photographs and a video would be a nice addition to this post. Something to keep in mind for the next rainy day!

In the meantime, here are a few photos of these crawling clouds over the San Diego hills.

Crawling clouds during a San Diego rainstorm

Crawling clouds during a San Diego rainstorm

Crawling clouds over the hills

Crawling clouds over the hills

Low hanging clouds on San Diego hills

Low hanging clouds on San Diego hills

I took this last photo after I put my camera down and realized that the scene closest to me actually looked very interesting. I’ll need to come back when the weather is nicer to see if the area would look different in sunny light. I love how the yellow grass contrasts with the dark brown low bushes and the skinny, naked trees sticking straight up out of them. There’s something quite eerie about this whole scene, don’t you agree?

Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, California

Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, California

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

8 responses »

  1. Carrie Rubin says:

    That last image is eerie. Looks like it could be the setting of a science fiction novel.

  2. adinparadise says:

    ‘Crawling clouds’ is a very good description. 🙂 Love that last photo too, Milka. 🙂

  3. Jane Lurie says:

    Neat photos– we are both on a fog theme… I never heard of crawling clouds….very interesting!

  4. […] I tried to use a photo of rain clouds and make it black and white for this exercise. Here is the original post of these creepy crawly clouds over the San Diego hills. […]

  5. Great cloud shots! You’re right – it is hard to capture the full effect but it looks so cool when happening in real life. 🙂

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