Along with the high clouds that arrived this morning in the Raleigh area came a good deal of fog and fast-moving low clouds, and the resulting post-rise view, above (and better large on black) was dark and foreboding... and interesting. The flash of color in the clouds during late twilight, below (also better LOB) was sublime but short-lived. Very different but still a sweet sunrise event!
Saturday, December 06, 2014
At it's heart, of course, sunrise is all about the sun and the renewal of its life-sustaining energy. But on the aesthetic side of things, sunrise is all about the clouds, and the Raleigh area was graced with a nice variety this morning, providing distinctly different views as that energy-giver made its way into the sky. Above (and bettter large on black) is the gorgeous view at sunrise proper; below that is the view ten minutes earlier with its lacing of color beneath the cloud base (also better LOB); and the view a few minutes after sunrise is at the bottom (again better LOB), with the blue hues nearly gone having been replaced by a red cast. All in all, a very sweet sunrise!
Monday, December 01, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Morning clouds in the Raleigh area provided the better part of a bona fide flamer during late twilight... what a magnificent sight! (better large on black). The post-rise view, below (also better LOB), was nice but really couldn't compete with the scene just ten minutes earlier. Sweet views!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By the time the sun rose in the Raleigh area, the cold front had passed leaving only remnants of its cloud cover on the horizon (better large on black). A few minutes earlier, below (and also better LOB), the sun broke the treeline behind the traps on the approach to the green at Lonnie Poole #11. Warming temperatures and sweet views!
Friday, November 14, 2014
Cloud cover was building in the Raleigh area during the hour before sunrise, offering a softly colorful and very satisfying mid-twilight view, above (and better large on black). And when it did top the treeline, below (also better large on black), the sun spent only a few minutes at the horizon before disappearing behind the thickening clouds. Sweet sunrise views!
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Cloud cover was drifting off to the northeast this morning in the Raleigh area, seen here as the sun topped the remnants some 30 minutes after sunrise proper (and better large on black). A sweet view... and not at all spooky.