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Clouds - 2022


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The sunset of 7-30.  Amazing what changes can occur in just three minutes.

 

Close to local sunset. Taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm...

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Just three minutes later. Taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm...

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Still over a month behind. I may never get caught up. 8-1 as a gorgeous evening. No matter which direction I turned I had something to shoot.

 

Started off looking to the north-northeast when I first got out to the overpass. Taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm...

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Some faint and weak crepuscular rays with the first look to the west. Taken with the 24-70mm at 33mm...

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Some extremely low topped convection off to the east. Taken with the 100mm...

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The last three are of the post sunset color and all looking to the southwest. This one taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm...

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The orange. Taken with the 24-70mm at 59mm...

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And ending the evening with the reds. I like the sliver of the Moon in the shot also. Taken with the 24-70mm at 35mm...

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8-4 had some nice effects and color.

 

Started off with some crepuscular rays/cloud shadows. Taken with the 24-70mm at 63mm...

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A bit later as the crepuscular rays shifted. Taken with the 24-70mm at 67mm...

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Looking southeast as the color was approaching the area. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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Max reds looking south. Taken with the 24-70mm at 35mm...

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8-5 had a popcorn cell blow up and get cut off at the knees to leave me this nice remnant for the sunset.

 

Local sunset and the yellows. Taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm...

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The orange. Taken with the 24-70mm at 25mm...

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 And the reds. Taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm...

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8-6 had another cell get it's top ripped off. But this time it was to the east of me. Nice showing of the color on the cloud column.

 

When I got out to the overpass. Taken with the 24-70mm at 47mm...

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A bit later. Taken with the 24-70mm at 31mm...

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As the top it almost completely detached, and the last of the yellow is all that alights the top. Taken with the 24-70mm at 38mm...

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8-9 as a mildly colorful evening.

 

Starting off with a small but colorful sundog (parhelia) on the north side of the Sun. Taken with the 24-70mm at 63mm...

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Looking to the south with the low dark clouds on the horizon, the yellow mid clouds in the middle and the white high clouds on top. Taken with the 24-70mm at 38mm...

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Same cloud conditions as the previous but looking west this time. Taken with the 24-70mm at 28mm...

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The red flash taken from the parking lot looking southwest. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm...

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8-12 had plenty of alto cumulus.

 

Looking to the north-northwest. Taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm...

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A neat cloud shadow. Taken with the 24-70mm at 53mm...

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The color was muted but plentiful. Taken with the 24-70mm at 30mm... 

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8-17 had some nice color.

 

Looking east when I got out to the overpass. Taken with 24-70mm at 24mm...

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Looking north at the reds. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm...

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And ending the night looking to the west at the orange and red. Taken with the 24-70mm at 67mm...

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8-22 was a little bit of this and a little bit of that kind of day. Emphasis on little.

 

Some mid-afternoon cumulus. Taken with the 24-70mm at 30mm...

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When I got out to the overpass. Looking southeast. Taken with the 24-70mm at 31mm...

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Somer little crepuscular rays looking to the west. Taken with the 24-70mm at 38mm...

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8-24 was a little minimalist with the clouds, but there was some color and effects.

 

The red looking southwest. Took the GND and a bunch of moving it to balance the light. Taken with the 24-70mm at 65mm...

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The post sunset had a rather vivid over-the-horizon cloud shadow that put the blue band on the image. Taken with the 24-70mm at 28mm...

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8-28 had plenty of clouds and as quite humid if I remember correctly.

 

Some mid afternoon cumulus looking southeast. Taken with the 24-70mm at 53mm...

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The sunset clouds looking to the south. Took the GND and a lot of feathering to balance it out again. Taken with the 16-35mm at 19mm...

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8-29 had a hole around some storm clouds close to sunset.

 

Looking northwest at some distance cumulus. Taken with the 24-70mm at 45mm...

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Looking north at the cirrus filling the hole. Taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm...

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9-1 had some cirrus around for the sunset.

 

It was kind of thick on the horizon. Taken with the 24-70mm at 44mm...

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As I was heading back to the car, had a brief and very diffuse red flash.  Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm...

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9-4 had a little bit of this and a little bit of that.

 

Mid-day cloud field at the county jail. Taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm...

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Close to sunset there was a rainbow arc with some blue sky. Taken with the 16-35mm at 19mm...

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9-11. If you do not mind getting a little bit damp, you can get some nice spot-lit clouds when the system times out right.

 

Looking southwest at the yellows. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm...

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Looking northwest at a splash of orange. Taken with the 24-70mm at 57mm...

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9-20 was all about the post sunset color.

 

Immediately after sunset, the red down low and yellow up top. Taken with the 24-70mm at 35mm...

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The red/orange flash. Taken with the 24-70mm at 57mm...

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9-21. The last sunset of summer was about the alto cumulus.

 

Looking southwest as I got out to the overpass. Taken with the 24-70mm at 24mm...

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Just before heading home. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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