Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Morning Light

We are having days with unusual weather - it's warm, with lots of clouds, and very clear. This morning at about 6:30, the mountains were outlined all around the basin, and the rising sun lit up the clouds with numerous virgas (rain that does not reach the ground) on the horizon.
The 2nd photo is from our back window on Monday morning - at about 5:45 am. My husband, who walks the dog every morning, alerted me to this one. The photo is with Canon Rebel Xsi (and out of focus on manual focus) - who would of thunk that clouds are not in focus at the exterme setting of the focus dial.

19 comments:

Kris said...

A couple of great sky shots here. I love 'em!

TheRandomTraveler said...

Some excellent scenic sky shots...

Very nice...

J Bar said...

Beautiful skies.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Petrea said...

That top shot is bound to end up as my desktop background if you don't stop me.

Cezar and Léia said...

These pictures are stunning!Thanks so much for this beautiful post dear Tash!
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Is there anyplace that is not experiencing unusual weather this summer.

spacedlaw said...

I did not know this type of rain had a name...

Lois said...

Those are both great shots Tash, but that first one is spectacular! It almost looks like a painting to me. Also thanks for teaching me a new word today (virgas):)

Paty said...

incredibly pictures! i´m glad your husband called you to register this second one, so impressive colours!

flyingstars said...

WoW...some very beautifully captured shots!

altadenahiker said...

Dang!

Jacob said...

These are both beautiful photos, Tash, but the first one has that special "oomph" which I cannot really describe but know when I see it!

Well done.

m_m said...

The first photo is gorgeous! Lovely colors and light!

marley said...

What a gorgeous pair of skies :)

pasadenaadjacent said...

Of course by late afternoon the clouds had been eclipsed by the fire near the Diablo canyon dump. I got some pretty good wee videos later on.

New Camera? is it a SLR?

Maya said...

WoW. *speechless*

Linda said...

Rain that doesn't reach the ground? That's a new one on me. It makes for a very beautiful shot against the mountains and the sunrise.

Lori Lynn said...

Terrific!
We have been having some good skies for photographing with this weather!
LL

exposemaximum said...

10 out of 10 :)