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Caught: the sun having a lazy day in the summer sky. A pic with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 The week before last as we driving through Interstate 580...
Glowing clouds, Altamont, CA
Caught: the sun having a lazy day in the summer sky.
A pic with a Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The week before last as we driving through Interstate 580 (I-580) near Altamont (California), we saw this amazing sight — a glow in the late evening sky.

It was almost 8 pm and still nice and bright outside. I love summer evenings when the days are long. But what stood out that day was the radiant patch in the clouds, thanks to the sun lending a glow to the fluff in sky. The fact that some of the clouds were blue made the scene even more picturesque.

By the way, this part of the California is known for its wind and its windmills.

Radiant clouds, Altamont, CA
Here is another image of the sky, taken from I-580 near Altamont, CA.
Another phone photo.
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44 Comments on this post.
  • marsha
    27 July 2015 at 10:21 pm

    nice shot of the sun behind the clouds

    • dNambiar
      27 July 2015 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you, Marsha. πŸ™‚

  • Lmkazmierczak
    28 July 2015 at 2:50 am

    Lovely captureβ™ͺ

    • dNambiar
      30 July 2015 at 12:37 am

      Thank you, Laurie.:)

  • rupam sarma
    28 July 2015 at 3:10 am

    Beautiful photos

    • dNambiar
      30 July 2015 at 12:37 am

      Thanks Rupam. πŸ™‚

  • R Niranjan Das
    28 July 2015 at 8:50 am

    Love such cloudy skies and wide roads. Nice frames!

    • dNambiar
      30 July 2015 at 12:40 am

      This route is pretty dry toward this side — with some really dry rolling hills. A sky like this here on this part of 580 is a treat, really.The windmills are what generally stand out here.
      Thanks, Nomad. πŸ™‚

  • NatureFootstep
    28 July 2015 at 10:16 am

    a beautiful landscape, even with the power poles πŸ™‚ Great light captured.

    • dNambiar
      30 July 2015 at 12:42 am

      The power lines are so much a part of the landscape here. This part is known for it windmills.

      Thank you, Monica. Because of you, I have the opportunity to put up these light-images.

  • magiceye
    29 July 2015 at 2:17 am

    Loved the 1st pic!!

    • dNambiar
      30 July 2015 at 12:43 am

      Thank you Magiceye. πŸ™‚
      The actual sight was lovelier.

  • Rahul Bhatia
    30 July 2015 at 6:41 am

    Splendid:)

    • dNambiar
      1 August 2015 at 3:34 pm

      Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Saru Singhal
    31 July 2015 at 5:38 pm

    Gorgeous! Even I love long summer days and now we go to Jersey Shore to watch sunset on weekends.

    • dNambiar
      1 August 2015 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you Saru.
      Oh wow! I'm sure you've been having gorgeous weekends. So nice! πŸ™‚

    • Saru Singhal
      3 August 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Yup! And a lot of tan πŸ˜›

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2015 at 3:52 pm

      Have fun, you two. Happy Summer!! πŸ™‚

  • purba chakraborty
    1 August 2015 at 4:44 pm

    Beautiful pictures!

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2015 at 3:43 pm

      Thank you Purba. πŸ™‚

  • Somali K Chakrabarti
    1 August 2015 at 6:07 pm

    Lovely pics D of Sun having a lazy day and peeping through the clouds.

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2015 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks a ton, Somali.
      It did seem seem like the sun was taking it easy on a warm πŸ˜‰ summer day. πŸ˜€

  • Kalpanaa M
    1 August 2015 at 6:43 pm

    The photos are lovely with the sun's light peeping through those fluffy grey clouds.

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2015 at 3:45 pm

      It was a gorgeous sight. I just had to take a picture.
      Thank you, Kalpanaa. πŸ™‚

  • Maitreni Mishra
    1 August 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Breathtaking shots! πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2015 at 3:46 pm

      Thank you Maitreni. The sight was pretty breathtaking. I wished I could stop and a picture.

  • Archana Kapoor
    1 August 2015 at 9:01 pm

    awesome shots Dee πŸ™‚ how I love filming the sky here…

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you Archana.
      I can see that. πŸ™‚ I've seen some of your beautiful sky shots.
      Happy sky-watching!! πŸ™‚

  • Uppal
    2 August 2015 at 1:44 am

    Beautiful shots!

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Thank you, Uppal.
      Welcome here. πŸ™‚

  • Shweta Dave
    2 August 2015 at 3:44 pm

    vast endless…super click πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2015 at 3:48 pm

      Thank you so much, Shweta. πŸ™‚

  • Rajesh
    3 August 2015 at 3:50 am

    Wonderful views of cloudy sky.

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2015 at 3:48 pm

      πŸ™‚
      Thanks Rajesh.

  • Mridula
    3 August 2015 at 8:04 am

    Beautiful skies, both. And cell phones are becoming better and better as cameras!

    • dNambiar
      3 August 2015 at 3:51 pm

      Thank you so much, Mridula.
      Yes they are getting better and better, thankfully. But I have a long way to go as far as phone photography is concerned. I love your phone photos (as well as your SLR pics) πŸ™‚

  • Sri Kri
    4 August 2015 at 5:47 am

    Gorgeous shots.

    • dNambiar
      8 August 2015 at 2:43 am

      Thank you, Sriram, Krithiga. πŸ™‚

  • Indrani
    4 August 2015 at 6:45 am

    Lovely pics. Itching for a long drive now. πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      8 August 2015 at 2:45 am

      Thank you, Indrani.
      Drive along the Kerala or Karnataka coast! Majja maadi!!

  • Ravish Mani
    5 August 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Lovely capture of cloudy yet calm sky. πŸ™‚

    • dNambiar
      8 August 2015 at 2:46 am

      It was a sight to see, Ravish. Couldn't help pulling out that phone and documenting the moment.
      Thank you so much. πŸ™‚

  • Kokila Gupta
    7 August 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Wow ! D , the clouds are looking like Moon,glowing from their own glow !! Lovely!

    • dNambiar
      8 August 2015 at 2:48 am

      The glow was really interesting, Kokila. I wish you could have seen the whole sky and how that patch looked in the middle of that vastness. It was gorgeous!

      Thank you, my girl. πŸ™‚

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