Catching light | Radiant clouds in Altamont

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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  1. nice shot of the sun behind the clouds

  2. Love such cloudy skies and wide roads. Nice frames!

    • 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™‚

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

    • 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.

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

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

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

  7. Breathtaking shots! πŸ™‚

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

  9. vast endless…super click πŸ™‚

  10. Wonderful views of cloudy sky.

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

    • 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™‚

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

  13. Lovely capture of cloudy yet calm sky. πŸ™‚

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

    • 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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