Mother-of-pearl clouds

© Richard H. Hahn

Mother-of-pearl clouds

Uploaded: March 07, 2004


f4.5, 1/3000 sec., aperture priority, 3/07/2004, ISO 100, lens focal length 73mm., 100 mph winds on the front range of the Rockies thrust ice crystals high into the upper atmosphere. When the sun was 29 degrees above the horizon at 9:15 a.m., the light refraction through the high ice clouds was breathtaking. Kawuneeche Visitor's Center, RMNP, near Grand Lake, Colorado.


Julie Turner March 07, 2004

Breathtaking isn't the word for this photo. Great capture, it truly is beautiful. #104663

Desiree M. Bento March 08, 2004

So interpretation of this image is "Capturing a Glimpse of Heaven" #414880

Richard H. Hahn March 09, 2004

Thanks for your kind comments. I hope this is not a once-in-a-lifetime experience. (But, it might be!) I'd like to see this atmospheric again. #415100

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