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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SoCalHiker

SoCalHiker - Aug 15, 2008 11:49 am - Voted 10/10

Simply Amazing!

Thanks for posting. Cheers.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Aug 15, 2008 2:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Simply Amazing!

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.

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Sep 22, 2008 12:53 am - Voted 10/10

Another great

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.

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Sep 22, 2008 6:14 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Another great

I'll bet you're right, I'm just surprised that I've never seen it other than in this area! --mark d.

Marcsoltan

Marcsoltan - Sep 22, 2008 9:18 am - Voted 10/10

Re: Another great

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.

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