Friday, July 11, 2008

Storm Front

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As the storm front approached I was treated to a cloud phenomena known as iridescent clouds. By the time I ran to get my camera, most of the colors had disappeared, but you can see a hint of pink color on the top of the white cloud layer.

11 comments:

crittoria said...

Oh WOW!! That's an amazing photo!!

Marie-Noyale said...

You must have run pretty fast!!!
Superb!!

David -- www.CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great photo. Thanks for interrupting whatever you were doing to run inside for your camera.

The Lone Beader said...

Breathtaking photo!

Blognote said...

It looks like an other world is suddenly appearing behind the clouds. Great photo!!

marley said...

Wow! I've never seen anything like that before. Thanks for showing it to us.

New England 6x6 said...

You know I saw that cloud the other day heading into Braintree. It was rather interesting. It's a shame you weren't able to capture it when it was in full bloom with all of those colors (I was in the car wishing I had my camera with me).

One thing I would like to say however is that I disagree with it being an iridescent cloud. It looked more like a Polar Stratospheric Cloud (nacreous cloud) than an iridescent cloud.

magiceye said...

looks like a beautiful painting!

babooshka said...

This so perculiar. u did a great job to capture it.

slim said...

I'm so glad that I was able to capture and share this with you. Thanks for taking time to comment.
Marie- I did run fast.
Blognote- I had a hard time taking my eyes off it to go get my camera. I was truly awed by what I was seeing. I knew it was special.
New England 6x6 - thanks for questioning the cloud type. When I was doing my cloud research, I dismissed it as a nacreous type. The word "Polar" had me thinking that it would be extremely rare to see that kind of cloud around here, but you may be right. I sent a query to Kevin Lemanowicz, chief meteorologist at Fox 25. I'll post any information I get back from him.

Mary Helen said...

Beautiful!