Roger's SkyPix

Sunrise, Sunset

Deep Colored Cloud Zoom

Deep Colored Cloud Zoom

The tabletop-flat, unobstructed horizon of the Everglades allowed the chance to strap on an extended zoom lens and peer deeply into the most richly tinted cirrus clouds, just above the horizon, and right before the loss of color begins. Setting sunshine goes through the greatest possible volume of atmosphere, first to reach these clouds, then to get from there to the lens or eyeball, light reddening with distance on both legs of the journey as the air filters out other shades of the color spectrum.

22 WNW Miami FL (4 Dec 8), looking WSW