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Land of Orange Clouds

The clouds in the Four Corners area of the U.S. can take on an awesome orange color. I've seen this twice--once while visiting Monument Valley, and the second time a few years later while about 25 miles east of Monument Valley. When the clouds take on this color, the light for photography is unbelievable. I've never seen this effect anywhere else. Perhaps that is part of the magic of this mystical region of the American southwest. Imaged in August 2007.


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SoCalHikerSimply Amazing!


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Thanks for posting. Cheers.
Posted Aug 15, 2008 11:49 am

Mark DoironRe: Simply Amazing!

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It is amazing, and I was quite surprised when I saw it the second time so close to the first place I'd seen it. --mark d.
Posted Aug 15, 2008 2:06 pm

MarcsoltanAnother great


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photo. I guess I'll have to go back to the four corners and wait. Just kidding of course, I am sure there are many places in the west that could offer this view, but you would have to be there at the exact time with this kind of cloud and this kind of lighting.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 12:53 am

Mark DoironRe: Another great

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I'll bet you're right, I'm just surprised that I've never seen it other than in this area! --mark d.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 6:14 am

MarcsoltanRe: Another great


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I think the altitude of the cloud and the angle of the sun in relation to the Earth has a lot to do with it. I bet Indians who have lived in the area for thousands of years have seen it many times.
By the way, thank you for your votes.
Posted Sep 22, 2008 9:18 am

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