Monday, April 23, 2012

Backlit Singleton Stratocumulus

The sunset was spectacular. Turbulent stratocumulus was in the western sky and it was only a matter of minutes before it was backlit by the setting sun. Clouds that are backlit are brightest around the edges and are illuminated by the colours of the light. Front lit clouds are bright white in the middle due to Mie scattering and actually darker around the edges. This is one of my important and most favourite diagnostic tools in CSI - Creative Scene Investigation. At sunset you don't have much time before there is no light left to paint by. You have to work fast and bold.
The last few days have been wet... so I have been working on a 3x4 footer which I really hope will be my new favourite.

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