Thursday, May 23, 2013

Spectacular Clouds and Light Show

Although New Mexico is known for its beautiful sunsets (and sunrises!), occasionally the action at sunset is not in the west, but in the east, when the sun shines on a cloud formation.  Earlier this week was one of those occasions.

It started pretty dramatically as the sun began to shine on a massive system to the east and south above the Sandia Mountains -- and visible from our back yard.

The northeast portion (on the left in the photo above) was the most interesting at first, but then, as the sun fell, the southeast part (on the right) just sort of exploded with light:

Just a few minutes later, the sun fell below the horizon, and the show began to fade:

The time elapsed from the first photo to the last one was 16 minutes:  7:58p to 8:14p.

If you would like to see larger versions of these (and a few more), visit my photography website, Todos Juntos Photography, by clicking here.