Sunset without clouds to enhance it is unremarkable. There is really not much to see but a ball of fire going down and dropping below the horizon. Add some clouds and it is always a magnificent work of art.
When my daughter was a little girl, we lived in California and we used to go hang out on the Pacific Coast Highway to watch the sun set. It was something, I think, we both enjoyed. We knew it was time to leave and go home when we heard the “Sizzle” of the sun hitting the water. I miss watching the sunset over the ocean.
Rarely do I get to take cool photos of clouds at night but thanks to the almost full moon back lighting this cloud (the Full Corn Moon was on September 6th) tonight I got my chance. This cloud looked just like a shark swimming around the sky. This was hand held and pretty much straight our of the camera – I cropped it a tiny bit.
I love clouds … all kinds of clouds. These clouds were so low it looked as if you could reach out and grab them but I’ve actually seen them even lower were they’re actually sitting on the ground. I think they are attempting to shroud Sandia Mountain but the mountain is doing a pretty good job of peeking through.
One of my favorite things about Albuquerque and I guess all places with mountains …. is when the clouds make shadows on the mountains. This is the Sandia Mountains and they border Albuquerque’s east side. For the past few days the clouds have been doing a spectacular job of making shadows on the mountains.