Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Quality of Light

About five thirty this evening I noticed the clouds had an almost unearthly yellow glow. I stepped outside and witnessed a spectacular sunset.

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To the West the horizon was clear. The slush-rain storm we had last night must have washed away the usual dust and smog in the air. To the East, Mt. San Gorgonio was completely enshrouded in a bank of clouds that reflected the yellow sunlight.

As the sun set further, the color deepened from yellow to a fiery orange-red that I simply couldn't capture in the photos I took.

For comparison, here's the view to the East on a sunny day in January (there was just as much snow on the mountain when I got up this morning):

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Blogger Nichola said...

Those photos are stunning.

Sometimes I see similar colours, but I only have a 1.3megapixel camera; my mobile phone's the same.

Plus, living in Scotland, the weather's not healthy enough to justify spending a huge wodge of cash on a new camera - unless it was rainproof!

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Gillian said...

Those pictures have set me dreaming. Thank you.

5:48 PM  
Blogger Leah J. Utas said...

What gorgeous pics.
Thanks for posting them.

6:34 PM  
Blogger Kappa no He said...

Fantastic. I miss the sky more than anything.

11:03 PM  
Blogger Talia Mana, Centre for Emotional Well-Being said...

Spectacular photos, especially the ones with the yellow clouds.

2:21 AM  
Blogger Peggy said...

I'll confess that my first thought was that there must be a massive fire somewhere for the clouds to take on that color. Thankfully, that wasn't the case.

2:21 PM  
Blogger TJWriter said...

That is beautiful.

You have such a pretty setting going on there. There have been numerous times as I'm driving to take Piper to my mother's that I wish I had my camera so I could stop and take pictures.

6:21 AM  

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