Photographing Holes in the Clouds or Fire in the Sunset

Fire in the Clouds at Sunset

This week I will do a shortened version of the Image of the Day, today being the only one, at least on the blog. You can follow several images I will post throughout the week via Twitpic on Twitter if you so desire.

I took this shot a few years ago and I am always amazed at what the cloud formations can turn into so quickly. This image in the clouds during a sunset lasted only a few minutes, but it was enough for me to pull out the camera and take a shot of the fire in the clouds.

Camera data: Body Nikon D100, Shutter 1/160 sec, f/5.6, ISO-200, focal length 120mm

The beauty of the sun in the clouds, but it is really cool when it opens up like this and displays something that none of us can reproduce ourselves.  You can just see the trees at the bottom of the image but the hole that the clouds opened up just screamed for a photo.  It only lasted a few minutes at most.  I have several other shots taken in sequence but the hole closed up very fast.

How often do we look at the clouds for great photo opportunities?

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