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  1. Today was about crepuscular rays. As I as driving home from work the Sun rode into the one last cumulus complex on the western horizon. With the dews creeping back into the mid to upper 60's here was some haze that made the rays a little more visible When I got home and grabbed the camera and threw it up in the sideyard. Taken with the 16-35mm at 25mm... Eleven minutes later you can see the cumulus has noticeably shrunk and will disappear in short order. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...
  2. Only 0.20" in my tippy bucket last night but KIND had 1.04". Kind of the way summer has gone here.
  3. Unless so noted, most of the shots are from Lebanon, IN. About 30 miles north of KIND as the crow flies. Is that what you mean by where are the clouds?
  4. Plenty of cirrus for the sunset this evening. But it depended on the smoke not mucking things up. When I got out there, a tiny sundog on the south side. Taken with the 16-35mm at 32mm... Starting with the post sunset color. Taken with the 16-35mm at 31mm... Some squid red at the top of the frame. Taken with the 16-35mm at 18mm... Back down on the horizon for the last of the color. taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... A little more focal length for the last smidgen. Taken with the 24-70mm at 55mm... Cheers!
  5. I suppose someone has to be the uber-extreme warmista and Spartman gets to take home that trophy. Me, I am perfectly happy with above temps this time of year so I am going to runs with my 88 at KIND today. Side note, a perfect drying day with the dews around 60 all day and the 20mph breeze. A postcard day for drying the crops in the field or the odd person painting a fence. I was that person.
  6. The smoke killed the post sunset stuff. But there was some clouds that were around right after work, pre-sunset. hen I got out to the pond. Some faint crepuscular rays in the middle of the image. Taken with the 100mm... Just before everything stated evaporating away. Taken with the 16-35mm at 29mm...
  7. Kind of a nice evening with the sunset clouds. When I got to the pond looking south. Taken with the 16-35mm at 25mm... Same cloud but now looking southeast. Also had both filters on the camera. The circular polarizer and the GND. Taken with the 24-70mm at 46mm... First look to the northwest. Both filters again. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm... About the max red and that is not saying much. The big thing was the smoke curtain that made it to the Illinois/Indiana state line. That is some ugly stuff hugging the horizon. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm... The last glimpse of the Sun as it sinks into the trees. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm... Cheers!
  8. After a wash-out with a soaking rain all day Saturday, it was nice to be back outside and shooting images of the sky. Around noon with the brilliant white of the cirrus up high and the dirty white/yellow of the cumulus down low. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... The gold/bronze hour as nice. Just a smattering of clouds left. Taken with the 100mm... There was a thin ribbon of smoke riding the jet post sunset. Too bad it sagged just south of the area. Taken with the 24-70mm at 52mm... Cheers!
  9. Am I confused or is that first July in your statement suppose to be August?
  10. Tonight was a squeeze play. A pseudo dryline just to my south all day. Ida gunk streaming up from the southeast and a disturbance shouldering it's way in from Illinois. Still got some decent images. Started off looking west with some crepuscular rays. Not quite Close Encounters of the Third Kind but still nice to look at. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... Even had a bit of a gold/bronze hour. Taken with the 100mm... Last good peek at the Sun. Taken with the 100mm... Last of the color before everything was shut off. Taken with the 24-70mm at 58mm... Cheers!
  11. Almost missed this sunset due to a shooting in my backyard this afternoon. They had police-taped my garage/driveway closed. Fortunately they left just enough room that I was able to drive the car through the yard to get out. I thought there might be a chance for the Sun to just barely make the corner of the cloud shield. Good thing I had that thought. Right around sunset the Sun did make the corner in time. Illuminated some scud. Taken wwith the 24-70mm at 70mm... The beginning of the yellows post sunset. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... The oranges. Taken with the 24-70mm at 55mm... As the color was retreating to the horizon. Taken with the 100mm...
  12. With the dryline edging closer to the area, I thought there might be some cloud shadows/crepuscular rays about this evening. First image of the night is all about the crepuscular rays. Taken with the 24-70mm at 43mm... It looked like there was a chance for a lane between some cells here. Taken with the 16-35mm at 23mm... A close up of the horizon and some mild cloud shadows. Taken with the 100mm... Beginning of the post sunset colors. Too bad the blues and oranges are both over-the-top. Taken with the 16-35mm at 27mm... Last image of the night was once the oranges had mostly calmed down. Taken with the 16-35mm at 25mm... Cheers!
  13. Does it look like it is 86/72 with a poppin' Cu field?
  14. Well it is official. Dinner is starting to intrude into the sunsets. I missed a decent one last night completely. Tonight, I made it out to the pond but it was late and I only got the post sunset color. So work days are going to be problematic from now on. Days off I can be a lot more flexible with my schedule. Only Two images this evening. First one is towards the southeast. Taken with the 24-70mm at 54mm... Last one is towards the southwest. Taken with the 24-70mm at 55mm....
  15. And now for something completely different. A sunrise. There was a tiny complex just to my northeast this morning. I happened to get up in time to see if I could get any pre-sunrise color on the flanks of the cells. Turns out I could but just barely. Cool to have color in the sky when it is still dark on the ground. Taken with the 24-70mm at 57mm... Right at local sunrise with a nice cloud shadow. Taken with the 100mm... An overview once the Sun was up. Notice you can hardly see the cells anymore. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... Last image before the Sun came out for good and started the daily shake-n-bake. Taken with the 100mm...
  16. I made a tactical error this evening. I just assumed the convection in Illinois was going to dampen any sunset stuff here so after dinner I was working in the yard pulling crabgrass. When I looked over my shoulder I happened to see a wild yellow flash on-going. So I ran inside grabbed the camera and quickly dashed to the municipal lot a couple of blocks away. The only pasted-prime yellow image I could get. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... The rest is just the on-the-horizon color. The yellows taken with the 100mm... The oranges taken with the 100mm... A vertical orientation taken with the 100mm... Cheers!
  17. This evening was mostly about the crepuscular rays/cloud shadows. Had to have some smoke influence even though the majority of smoke was still off to the west. While it was a little warm and sticky around sunset, KIND was only reporting 87/67 so it was not all haze and humidity. The only *normal color was a look east as I got out to the pond. Taken with the 16-35mm at 26mm... The wildest rays/shadows was at this first look west. Taken with the 100mm... More of an overview post sunset. The blues are a little over-the-top but I did not feel like messing with them. Taken with the 16-35mm at 25mm... If the colors of the last are off-putting to you, here is a B & W rendering of the same file... Cheers!
  18. But of course the boundary came through dry here today. On the plus side, it timed out perfect for some gorgeous sunset colors. The yellows and start of the orange post sunset. Taken with the 16-35mm at 20mm... And when the red fired up, it turned spectacular. Taken with the 16-35mm at 27mm... And for those of you that like the cell-phone/vertical orientation. Taken with the 16-35mm at 30mm... Good night my darlin', where ever you are...
  19. After a spot of rain while I was at dinner, which timed out just perfect, I was able to catch the remnant clouds during sunset. Looking to the east when I got out to the pond. Taken with the 16-35mm at 29mm... First look to the west. Taken with the 16-35mm at 30mm... Some Freddie Krueger finger cloud shadows here at the top of this image. Taken with the 16-35mm at 31mm... Last image of the night is to the northwest and the tops of some cells to the north of me. There is a diffuse cloud shadow in the middle of the color but I kind of like the way it mutes some of the excess color. Taken with the 100mm... Cheers!
  20. Tonight sort of looked like last night. Rinse and repeat. A look west when I got out to the pond. Taken with the 16-35mm at 17mm... That cell was going to float by just to my north. So the post sunset color as all to the southwest. Taken with the 16-35mm at 27mm...
  21. Plenty of clouds this evening. Looking east when I got out there. some of the low-topped convection in the area. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... The view to the west has some nice cirrus. Taken with the 16-35mm at 17mm... This probably should be in a severe thread but I am going to keep it here. Some tails looking south at some cells heading in this general direction. This took a lot of messing around and feathering the GND filter to make it look right. Think I came close, only the bottom of the black tail went a little funky. Still about as close to actual as I could get. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... Best color of the night came with this vertical view to the west as the convection clouds were edging into the view. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...
  22. Going to document how the loss of day time heating affects cloud loss at the end of the day. When I got to the pond. From the fisherman's point looking south. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm... Looking west from the fisherman's point. Taken with the 16-35mm at 17mm... I moved down to the southern side of the pond here. Taken with the 16-35mm at 23mm... Not much later and hey! Where are the clouds going? Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... About sunset and nothing left but the smoke being carried north from Oklahoma on the jet. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...
  23. Today as about edge dynamics. The disturbance that rode up the frontal boundary to the south of me invaded the area. Was close no clouds/ solid clouds all day long. Started off with a mid-day image. as mowing the yard and noticed the cirrus heading north. So I stopped, grabbed the camera and threw it up in the yard for a quick shot. Taken with the 16-35mm at 25mm... First image out at the pond after dinner. You can see how close the open sky is. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm... As the Sun is about to di into the trees. It is a little dark and a bit overboard with the contrast, but that is all on purpose to keep the colors as close to right as I could get them. Taken with the 100mm... Here comes the post sunset color. The blueing from the clouds is a little over the top but it is what it is. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... A close up of the color on the horizon. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm... Last image as the red began retreating. I am kind of proud of this image. The color is about as spot-on as I could get. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm... Good night my darlin', where ever you are...
  24. Yes, these are my kind of cold fronts. I feel great when the post frontal high temps is 84 degrees. Bring It!
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