Jump to content
  • Member Statistics

    15,514
    Total Members
    7,904
    Most Online
    Raifu
    Newest Member
    Raifu
    Joined
Sign in to follow this  
bowtie`

Clouds - 2019

Recommended Posts

First time out at the pond for this year. Some nice color post sunset.

 

7V2A4128.thumb.JPG.11874668cd4eaeb5816a5e34aec734f2.JPG

 

7V2A4209.thumb.JPG.913977d5b731874de4e36045a9fe8ac2.JPG

 

7V2A4271.thumb.JPG.11a00dc107c4d73672cf4f4290413a31.JPG

 

 

As usual, thanks for all the views in the 2018 thread. I will be deleting those to make room of this years images as they come along.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Departing system attempt this evening. The winds were still cranking at the time and it made it difficult to stand/kneel to take the shots. Also a windchill of 20 made me leave early to get back inside the warm car.

 

7V2A4309.thumb.JPG.22fc2b4bd2c36558d84b1a491c2e0035.JPG 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It has been awhile. The time change helps. Not being sick anymore helps even more. The upper sixties helped the most.

 

When I got to the pond. I liked the depth, the contrail remnants provided. That and there is a very, very slight partial halo and sundogs. Although those might be lost in the reduction for the site...

7V2A4358.thumb.JPG.fbe97678e6d967d4561a8e014009b8ec.JPG

 

About as good as the color was going to get to the west once the Sun disappeared behind the clouds...

7V2A4494.thumb.JPG.c2a2ce48c7b84bb6e90a5f0dfc123696.JPG

 

Looking to the east. I kind of went overboard with the blue in this one, But the cloud colors are real close It is what it is....

7V2A4564.thumb.JPG.def28b17077afd4c49e1e6a8e1dba3f4.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Departing system here again this evening. While not perfect, it was good enough for a small vivid red flash.

 

Here is an overview at 35mm...

7V2A4616.thumb.JPG.fcc275324f218fd208792ce67c7bb28b.JPG

 

And a more detailed look at 100mm...

7V2A4638.thumb.JPG.94453b7409603ee97087c20dc1a2af7e.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had hoped that when and if the Sun snuck underneath the cloud layer close to sunset that I might get some good color. Was not to be the case. At 29mm.

 

7V2A4764.thumb.JPG.e7e9ceb16efd05c7a2170bb0ebc36e3a.JPG

 

Best color was way off to the west. Best I could do at 100mm.

7V2A4851.thumb.JPG.9bb6028dcbaa5026e7a9d5e2c585c5bd.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice evolution this evening.

 

Yellow pre-sunset...

7V2A4884.thumb.JPG.ddc4d6a68c2c53c8b07b74d4c4bcf231.JPG

 

Close to local sunset...

7V2A5014.thumb.JPG.5175a646d79ac923f6b48935b9380609.JPG

 

Wide angle post sunset...

7V2A5131.thumb.JPG.72a84de7eda970805ede09b3ecc9ad6e.JPG

 

A little more focal length, if you call 35mm more, during the post sunset...

7V2A5158.thumb.JPG.481470b6059c566ad292e58f8459243c.JPG

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Approaching system this evening. Probably was about two hours too early. But still had some stuff to shoot.

 

A nice sundog on the south side of the Sun, when I got out to the pond...

7V2A5264.thumb.JPG.9efc3366435dcea20c58742dff7d0c9f.JPG

 

Wide angle as the Sun sank into the deeper clouds close to the horizon...

7V2A5315.thumb.JPG.66bd1ed1edf45f8ffdc7fd2d245e14cd.JPG

 

Max dynamics as far as the color went...

7V2A5400.thumb.JPG.551445159bd4e02c8f2ff77304176f4b.JPG

 

Here the color was fading so the blue started taking over...

7V2A5467.thumb.JPG.331320012d797a6f14c714ac11cda685.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kind of a minimal aspect to the clouds this evening. But I did max out the lens usage.

 

With the 100mm...

7V2A5523.thumb.JPG.6461a10d3af38a9a7754865fd59f0afe.JPG

 

 

With the 16-35mm at 30mm...

7V2A5567.thumb.JPG.4df2de09081ad5e3c8472be007cf0ac9.JPG

 

 

With the 24-70mm at 70mm...

7V2A5581.thumb.JPG.749220b8d8163b7ab5e0f85a64440327.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was just a tad chilly down at the pond this evening. Truth be told it was cold as sheetrock. Still was out there to see if the sunset did anything.

 

What it looked like when I got out there...

7V2A5605.thumb.JPG.7c35e1bcd776216c8419d1d196e8c528.JPG

 

 

Some fringe color as it got late....

7V2A5785.thumb.JPG.2e87718ba9d4c519a1b0cd868f6b2044.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A nice evolution of the sunset tonight. Was not quite as cold either. Was able to gut it out to the very end.

 

What I started with when I got out there. A little sundog on the north side of the Sun...

7V2A6032.thumb.JPG.783b6d77d52deed420ff854469dd9004.JPG

 

 

As the Sun crept into the horizon...

7V2A6172.thumb.JPG.91f91221dabf575118f5f8e5345a26a0.JPG

 

 

Going vertical to show just how prominent the contrails were... 

7V2A6238.thumb.JPG.4651995cd954440d15133144d92858e3.JPG

 

 

The red flash was well worth the wait. Glad I was on my toes. It came and went rather rapidly...

7V2A6359.thumb.JPG.4bef1e88609dba2ea8e3d2bc05ae62b0.JPG

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

An approaching system sunset this evening. Not too shabby. Glad I was out there to see it.

 

An overview of the sunset at 32mm...

7V2A6932.thumb.JPG.a5ab36e8a300eb0096daec76fce8f4a1.JPG

 

 

A more detailed look at 60mm...

7V2A6959.thumb.JPG.644fffa2cd5667a86786407e5065a04e.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My love affair with post sunset colorful clouds was renewed this evening. Whoever said that central Indiana is not pretty must have some pretty dark goggles on.

 

Local sunset...

7V2A7272.thumb.JPG.c8d51584ea5eeea42a5eb2c992193e24.JPG

 

 

The beginning of the orange. Need to pan a bit more south to get all the color...

7V2A7337.thumb.JPG.b84cd6aaa1c2cbc3d79616896cb5ee3b.JPG

 

 

Still needed to stretch even more to the south to get every last drop...

7V2A7387.thumb.JPG.bb8f44fd73e7081147799bf7f79f8127.JPG

 

 

Max color dynamics and definitely in the oooh-aaah phase....

7V2A7433.thumb.JPG.8608409c35cd8f701bac67c2dac3eaff.JPG

 

 

Last vestiges and time to roll over...

7V2A7454.thumb.JPG.b4a1a494eeb250dc3366314bb5dc3d88.JPG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tonight was a lot more subtle. Just a gentle flirting.

 

The Yellow...

7V2A7504.thumb.JPG.1d27a34d2a7c5b47e8948ccf926d3842.JPG

 

 

The Orange...

7V2A7556.thumb.JPG.fcb51adcc90b0381f7bc24b4049d97c4.JPG

 

 

And the Red...

7V2A7568.thumb.JPG.4ebdde4475c204a9fc02ad39562bd81f.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another extremely minimal sunset as far as clouds go, But the color was there, so I made the effort. There is only four minutes between these two images.  Shows you just how quick the light fades as the Sun rounds away beneath the horizon.

 

 

7V2A7686.thumb.JPG.df7c15bb02b579453673585f02dfc7d0.JPG

 

 

7V2A7722.thumb.JPG.6c63fbfa3e885a9657c2c9a97ba7617e.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A quick evolution of the sunset for tonight.

 

These are the clouds I was hoping would be around for the sunset but they rolled through about one hour too soon...

7V2A7881.thumb.JPG.cd240184225faf253b54dd63792948dc.JPG

 

 

Shows just how fast the dry air was winning...

7V2A7981.thumb.JPG.c82387f94859c7115675c3f6ea36224b.JPG

 

 

About as good as the color was going to get....

7V2A8024.thumb.JPG.4341a82808f30dd1129e97d0bd44b2c1.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Only cloud was to the east this evening.

 

When I got out to the pond...

7V2A8161.thumb.JPG.30fd3bc09b6a7a6c9d95d0aeb7f14542.JPG

 

About the max of the color, and that is not saying much...

7V2A8233.thumb.JPG.13d760661c19e87846d95c5bc792da9b.JPG

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The upper low finally moved on and we had a sunset here for the first time in a number of days.

 

About an hour before sunset, the clearing was finally moving through...

7V2A8283.thumb.JPG.6c696ce6c70869ce75a43e2848e11354.JPG

 

 

Moved over to the right side of the pond and was shooting south as the edge moved overhead...

7V2A8371.thumb.JPG.891c230025f4302fe3cc24aed7c32ea8.JPG

 

 

There were just a few cloud stragglers at local sunset...

7V2A8424.thumb.JPG.1006aa4c225ffd9ac36dff4454779d95.JPG

 

 

And ending the evening with the post color looking to the east and the edge of the clouds...

7V2A8471.thumb.JPG.c819ad49d974db25adb8e51bb660d29c.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The clouds that were hanging around most of the afternoon, took a hike towards sunset.

 

  What it looked like when I got out to the pond...

7V2A9073.thumb.JPG.7f097ce511417a4761e517ab8de6caf6.JPG

 

 

Local sunset and the only clouds left were on the horizon so I had to go with the 100mm...

7V2A9208.thumb.JPG.cf523fd969d402205817c4db795596dc.JPG

 

 

Best of the post sunset color...

7V2A9301.thumb.JPG.cd1b99a4d897d87ef12e26ed933c33b9.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tonight was a race with a boundary heading just south of me. Ended up being a decent color night.

 

Pre sunset with a nice bronze color...

7V2A9394.thumb.JPG.2123c087d87bbfa64e7f6477d89a3427.JPG

 

Post sunset with the beginning of the red flash...

7V2A9696.thumb.JPG.07ae7a02c0b44b5d144d8847a42b8039.JPG

 

 

After a frantic lens change to the 16-35mm, the last of the red...

7V2A9717.thumb.JPG.46d60be54a30bcd6b3b258793769f658.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finally! After a long week of only grey skies and rain, we managed to dry out just in time for the sunset this evening.

 

Local sunset...

7V2A0214.thumb.JPG.4c1981ff8ba49e874b8c108399e225af.JPG

 

The orange...

7V2A0352.thumb.JPG.0c43fa658022cb3313ec8b83c9d39321.JPG

 

And ending on a high note, the red...

7V2A0465.thumb.JPG.1eb56a02189969704d6798dbdf2857a5.JPG

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was out at the pond, just in case, this evening.

 

Pre-sunset and you can see the algae bloom in the pond which was rather severe...

7V2A0630.thumb.JPG.233c80876b87ac6dee621f3121e8f371.JPG

 

 

Post-sunset had the proper placement and type of clouds but the color never took off. The storms in Nebraska and Kansas blotted out the best light. Still the best that I got...

7V2A0852.thumb.JPG.264eb6dbf373be3aee2d615965c70891.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was an evening for the 100mm tonight.

 

Some neat pill box clouds pre-sunset...

7V2A1050.thumb.JPG.c7ed5eeffd7b8c6a8a70b0f34781d0dd.JPG

 

 

Local sunset...

7V2A1144.thumb.JPG.a2689434ba5f29168f1e4915d6fb7624.JPG

 

 

The red flash was a rather sparse display...

7V2A1243.thumb.JPG.11939b83fb66b8d2e17e238c5a517394.JPG

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tried something different this morning, a sunrise. I was up and I thought there was a chance at a colorful one.

 

A close-up with the 100mm...

7V2A1443.thumb.JPG.45c10d309e0a63582581f00312d6bcff.JPG

 

 

An overview with the 16-35mm...

7V2A1461.thumb.JPG.fd70880e4249fe07705b15a8482529b3.JPG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tonight was another race with the intruding dry air and the receding system.

 

A sunset overview at 16mm...

7V2A1768.thumb.JPG.7a9c740119723c034124455231b18866.JPG

 

The sunset at 35mm...

7V2A1799.thumb.JPG.979bdae982124c48b8fff5970979f7c1.JPG

 

 

Post-sunset color at 100mm...

7V2A1874.thumb.JPG.8dcca1eeb839cb99d0cd3aeedde3ee42.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I lost the race this time. The upper level low finally got out of the area but about an hour too soon to get any sunset color. But I did get out to the pond in time to catch a cloud or two before they evaporated in the dry air.

 

Looking east when I got out to the pond...

7V2A2053.thumb.JPG.b1522966a060b8307615968ab78917c8.JPG

 

 

And some cloud shadows looking west...

7V2A2146.thumb.JPG.f27b5e101983ccf05eb8d2a29b1edd26.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Went through the whole color wheel on the sunset again this evening. The first two images were with the 16-35mm. The second two with the 24-70mm.

 

The white, when I got out to the pond...

7V2A2423.thumb.JPG.d35845941573ccbdc4bdbdaa8b462fbb.JPG

 

 

The yellow and the beginning of the post sunset...

7V2A2544.thumb.JPG.a150a9f8b457ed2273e98ac0cee56a51.JPG

 

 

The orange...

7V2A2684.thumb.JPG.f8ba553baa9c2019bc3da02e38f5edd5.JPG

 

 

And the red...

7V2A2757.thumb.JPG.e858966c22381e4deb2ceb4e8be49d22.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Last image for this page, I think.

I was late getting out to the pond but it was a still evening and made for a nice reflection...

7V2A2996.thumb.JPG.e142d3b6bda9190ba9e2a3c692eeeedf.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×