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Six minutes later

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I’m sending out this post six minutes after the previous one to show you how the clouds looked six minutes later above Morrison, Colorado, on June 4th. I took this follow-up picture at 8:34 PM Mountain Daylight Saving Time.

© 2017 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

August 4, 2017 at 4:50 AM

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  1. The speed with which color can rise and fade, shapes shift, and apparently solid cloud masses simply disappear is astonishing. In the world of clouds, six minutes can be a very long time, and a lot can happen — as you’ve shown here.

    shoreacres

    August 4, 2017 at 6:56 AM

    • To prove your point: it took considerably less than another six minutes for all the color to drain away, as it had almost already done from the smaller cloud you mentioned in your prior comment.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 4, 2017 at 7:58 AM

  2. It;s amazing how quickly the colours of the evening sky change, isn’t it? The cloud here looks even more threatening to me than in the previous picture.

    Pit

    August 4, 2017 at 8:07 AM

    • How quickly the colors change, and how quickly a photographer has to scurry to record them before they do. As for threatening, imagine how we might have felt out there 200 years ago with no car to take us back to a comfortable hotel.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 4, 2017 at 8:11 AM

  3. That’s what struck me, as I sit in my cozy chair~what a scary looking cloud this would have been to pioneers! And I find myself wondering whether cloud formations are changing with the warming climate.

    melissabluefineart

    August 4, 2017 at 8:45 AM

  4. And how very different it became in six minutes. Wonderful series–

    Jet Eliot

    August 4, 2017 at 9:44 AM

  5. Nice

    patrick L.

    August 5, 2017 at 6:33 AM

    • Merci. Il y a longtemps je travaillais en noir et blanc mais maintenant je suis un passioné des couleurs.

      Steve Schwartzman

      August 5, 2017 at 8:17 AM

  6. That’s another wow from me! It’s incredible how in such a short space of time that colours can change so quickly!

    Julie@frogpondfarm

    August 5, 2017 at 3:12 PM


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