Strange sky

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 11 January 2018 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Driving around with a friend, we had to stop to take photos of this strange sky. The shot is underexposed (by the camera), and while I could recover a lot of detail and color from the foreground, but I like this look. This was taken at about 10 in the morning, so there was ample light.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/400 second F/14.0 ISO 200 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Martine from France

Superbe ciel, aussi beau qu'étrange.

11 Jan 2018 5:45am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Splendide ciel, quelle vue. )

11 Jan 2018 7:12am

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

That is a glorious sky. Really worth stopping for.

11 Jan 2018 7:44am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, lights & atmosphere!
Amazing clouds!

11 Jan 2018 8:32am

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Very beautiful sky!

11 Jan 2018 8:33am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Superbe ce ciel J'adore

11 Jan 2018 9:00am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Hola !!! Stuning !!!!

11 Jan 2018 9:33am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, really strange !
Thanks for sharing.

11 Jan 2018 9:40am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


11 Jan 2018 9:45am

mac from san sebastian, Spain

que cielo mas espectacular!!

11 Jan 2018 10:54am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Incredible sky ! Beautiful composition .

11 Jan 2018 12:40pm

Don from Spokane, United States

That's a fine capture of this amazing sky. Nature can still surprise us.

11 Jan 2018 1:23pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

The patterns and light sure are dramatic

11 Jan 2018 2:29pm

Mariana Maoduš from Waterloo, Canada

amazing sky .. great capture

11 Jan 2018 2:35pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

intéressant ce ciel

11 Jan 2018 3:01pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Wow, like zippers in the sky!

11 Jan 2018 4:53pm

jean pierre a from France

une photo splendide!!! quel ciel!!! amitiés

11 Jan 2018 6:10pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Incredible cloud formations you've captured in this sky!! Thank goodness you stopped to capture this.

11 Jan 2018 7:31pm

franz from Baden, Austria

Wow, this is unusual indeed - but quite intriguing and attractive!

11 Jan 2018 9:20pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

That is an amazing sky! It looks like giant tractor treads. I am glad that you captured it.

11 Jan 2018 11:25pm

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Strange indeed but still absolutely amazing clouds!

12 Jan 2018 2:05am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique ciel et vue quel bande et lea lumirèe qui veut percer quel effet.

12 Jan 2018 4:27am

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...what a fantastic sky here !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12 Jan 2018 9:11am

1/400 second
ISO 200
33 mm (35mm equiv.)