Thursday, July 8, 2010

Evening Sky

When thunderstorms brew over the Sierra we can often see them peeking over the ridge.  A few days ago they rose higher than usual, creeping farther west over the foothills and catching the glow of the setting sun.
I try to be alert for sunset, to see how the clouds will position themselves and play in the evening light.

Check out more skies at Sky Watch Friday, hosted for us by Klaus, Sandy, Wren, Fishing Guy and Sylvia.

25 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Superb capture! What a breathtaking sunset and what a glorious way to end the day! Love the colors! Hope you have a lovely weekend, Martha!

Sylvia

Lindy MacDuff said...

This is even more impressive when clicked on! Oh how I do miss those western sunsets (and sunrises).

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wow, very dramatic and just plain spectacular.

Spiderdama said...

So beatuiful and dramatic! Just lovely colors of the clouds.
Wish you a nice weekend:-)

Dewdrop said...

Really a spectacular anvil shot! I love the structure and color. What a beautiful setting for it, too.

As for shooting fireworks... steady hand... and lots of bad shots.

Mar said...

Fantastic view and very dramatic!
Skywatch

jabblog said...

That is an amazing sky - very dramatic! You can almost see the storm boiling and roiling ready to let rip!

Kcalpesh said...

Gorgeous!! Dramatic!! Superb!! Excellent Photography :-)

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Diane AZ said...

Fantastic sunset! I like how the shadow towards the center of the cloud makes it look more sculptural.

EG Wow said...

Magic, Martha! Pure magic.

ewok1993 said...

that color is brilliant.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great picture of an awesome dramatic display of nature's power.

eden said...

What a beautiful capture! Love the colour.

Pat said...

Gorgeous coral-colored clouds, Martha! Great capture. I love how sometimes clouds get hung up on the Sierras and then occcasionally give us a sprinkle in the summertime. Keep cool this weekend!

ρομπερτ said...

The energy felt must have been great. Beautiful indeed. Much needed from within this city. Please have you all a great Friday.

daily athens

Barb said...

Martha - lucky you! I enlarged the shot - those peachy clouds are on a roll!

Gaelyn said...

That is one awesomely colored cloud bank! How nice to get a view above the Sierras.

Noelle said...

Your picture of the Sierras bring back wonderful memories of camping there as a child. I love how thunderheads form over the mountains :-)

Indrani said...

Love the colors in the clouds. Beautiful capture.

Eaglesbrother said...

A awesome bank of clouds...great capture of the color they took on with the setting sun.

fredamans said...

Looks like thunderstorms of fire rollin' in!

http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2010/07/sky-friday_09.html

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Martha! I don't seem to be able to catch a sunset or sunrise here lately -- just plain blue skies (not that I'm complaining, but they do make rather boring pictures). Thank you for sharing your beautiful rosy sunsets! Great picture.

Light and Voices said...

Kewelopolis!
Joyce M

eileeninmd said...

Awesome looking clouds and a great capture! Happy skywatching!

syel said...

quite fiery clouds! love those colours reflected in the clouds :)