Cloudy Evening Shark Attack
Sunset Back show, remember to turn around once in a while…. Now I know where the concept of “Sharknado”™ came from. Those fellow sufferers / enjoyers of Pareidolia as myself might see any number of anthropomorphic “things” in this late evening cloud. There are other “figures” hidden within. The random chaos of the storm provides a rich source for our imaginations. You just have to get past the “looking” thing onto the “seeing” thing. Pretty much everyone can see shapes in random data but some of us have it “bad”. My habit is to look for images that will make interesting mosaics or mirrors. This less complex illusion just screamed shark at me. Thusly, it’s image is immortalized now. The digital storage universe of the internet keeps everything we post… all of it….just saying lol. 😜
Actually I note the color gradient from pure white clouds at the top down to orange on the bottom of the deck. This cloud is acting as a projection screen for the natural gradient that is in the sky as the horizon covers the sun. Light passing through hundreds of miles of atmosphere is red to orange in color. Light passing through high atmosphere is white (all colors). The top of the rising storm, bathed in white light. Unfettered by the junk in the air we breath. The lowest part of the storm cloud, is reflecting filtered orange light. JUST below the cloud deck on the far right there is a cloud that is blue / dark. It is in the shadow of the earth.
Sunset you remember is actually horizon rise. It’s the world that is spinning to make that happen not the sun moving lol. In this image the sun had already set, twilight was shooting across the earths surface at 1000 miles per hour away from my lens looking to the east. The line of light and dark called the terminator. That line of night/day demarkation SCREAMING over our head twice a day.
Location: Bliss Dinosaur Ranch, Wyoming / Montana borderlands (Wyotana)
Title: Cloudy Evening Shark Attack