November 2014

Red Cloud over Flagstaff Lake, Stratton, Maine

Red Cloud over Flagstaff Lake, Stratton, Maine

Late this fall the Carrabassett Valley/Stratton area in Western Maine has been experiencing dramatic, unsettled and very complex skies. Cloud formations at different elevations overlap, as they form layers in unusual juxtapositions. This red cloud, at a higher level than the dark clouds in the foreground, was the only part of the sky to catch the bright glow of the sunset light.

Nikon D800 w/70 – 200mm lens at focal length 80 mm, ISO 800, f11, 1/125 sec, UV filter, spot metering, hand held, 5 exposure HDR