Thursday, February 11, 2016

Moonrise, Clearing Storms

Sometimes it pays to look back.  This photo was taken as the sun was setting, but looking East, not West.  It had rained most of the day, with some pretty strong storms.  As the day wound down, the skies were clearing.  The tail end of the storm clouds was being illuminated by the last rays of the setting sun, and a nearly full moon was rising above.

I really liked the smooth transitions from dark to light orange, then light to darker blue.  Contrasted with the clear and crisp moon… 

Full disclosure, this was taken 7-8 weeks ago, just after the Winter solstice (and just before Christmas).  But it was unseasonable warm, with a high of 64 degrees.  Originally posted at 365project.

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