Orange Light in Queenstown

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    I was driving back to the house we rented in Kelvin Heights, a little peninsula that sticks out into the lake, and I saw the potential for this light. I've only seen it about a dozen times in my life. It happens when there is a localized area of flat-white clouds but a perfectly clear horizon. It means the sun will dip below the clouds and cast an interesting color up on the bottom of the clouds. The reason this doesn't usually happen is because an overcast sky will continue on for so many miles that the sun will have no angle of incidence.

    Anyway, I got lucky and the prediction came true. I was able to be ready with my tripod just in time.

    - Trey Ratcliff

    Read the rest of this and tell me what your favorite cloud type is here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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    1. PhotoBill629 33 months ago | reply

      Wow - just simply amazing light! Great capture.

    2. Syber76600 [deleted] 33 months ago | reply


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    3. James Neeley 33 months ago | reply

      Beautiful color!

    4. GlixPix 33 months ago | reply

      Wonderful coloration and capture. It's just like Ansel said ". . . f64 and BE THERE!"

      Great work and great planning!

      Seen in my contact's pages!

    5. Traps90 33 months ago | reply

      Beautiful light and composition on this shot

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    6. mojo2u 33 months ago | reply

      Wonderful light!

    7. BartPhotography 33 months ago | reply

      awesome capture!

    8. StarFront Photography 33 months ago | reply

      Such an amazing dynamic range.

    9. Genibell 33 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us, Trey :-)

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    10. Sleepy~Steve 33 months ago | reply

      So beautiful my friend. Amazing HDR as always

    11. Dana.h <3 33 months ago | reply

      WOW!!!! incredible!!!

    12. ... Arjun 33 months ago | reply

      Absolutely gorgeous.

    13. jawphotoart.com 33 months ago | reply

      Interesting shot.

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