Sunday, April 26, 2009

Friday Night's Amazing Clouds

Friday night we came out of El Tequila after a good dinner (I recommend the Pollo en Salsa Verde) and stopped dead at the sight of the immense, towering thunderclouds in the eastern sky, which were brightly lit by the setting sun. When we first saw them they were brilliant, brilliant white with highlights of golden pink, but by the time we zipped the dozen blocks home and I pulled out my camera at the eastern end of Woodley Street, much of the brilliant white had already faded but the pinks and purple shadows were still vivid. Rarely, if ever, have I seen such spectacular clouds.

Get a much more visceral sense for the power of these clouds by clicking on the photos to see larger versions.

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Richard said...

Those are what I classify as "WOW" clouds. Absolutely beautiful pictures.

John T. said...

I saw some interesting clouds Friday in Red Wing, but nothing like those.
There was a moment when the sun broke through the clouds with shafts of sulight radiating downward. The textures and colors were striking, made me think of a painting on a church ceiling somewhere in europe.
Though I've never been to europe and it's Sunday morning and it appears I'm not in church either.

Christopher Tassava said...

Great photos! More proof of the high-quality cloud cover we get here - today's gray gauze notwithstanding.