Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets – What a Wonderful World [28 Pics]

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Long’s Peak – Sunset
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

 Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets   What a Wonderful World [28 Pics]


Introduction

These pictures of clouds, nature and landscape are really inspirational.
Clouds are created when rising air, through expansion, cools to the point where some of the water vapor molecules “clump together” faster than they are torn apart by their thermal energy. Some of that (invisible) water vapor condenses to form (visible) cloud droplets or ice crystals.
After cloud droplets form, one of two things happen. Either they collide with each other and grow by joining together to such a large size that they fall to the ground as rain or snow, or they evaporate and change back into water vapor. It is estimated that, on average, about one-half of all cloud material in precipitation systems eventually falls to the Earth as precipitation, while the other half re-evaporates back into water vapor.

In any case the beauty is impossible to ignore and our Grand Architect surely has an excellent eye for design.
Most photos in this article are from David Evenson -who gave us special permission to use his outstanding photos. He can be found at OpenEdgeMedia.

Hint: Use “J” and “K” keys to navigate from picture to picture.

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July Sunflowers
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Vanishing Points
“I’ve never seen such prominent anticrepuscular rays as we had this evening. Truly amazing. Just for clarity – this shot was taken looking directly away from the sunset towards the east.” Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Valley Tractor Sprinkler & Sunset
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Late Summer – Northern Colorado
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Prospect, Colorado
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Sunset over Indian Peaks Wilderness
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Snow in May
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Cumulonimbus Sunset
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Wide Angle Sunset
I wanted a wider angle shot of the fields where I took some shots the other night, so I dug out my 10.5 mm fisheye. You can see the Flatirons on the left all the way up the horizon towards Fort Collins on the right. Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Setting Sun on Long’s Peak and Indian Peaks
Interesting facts: The smaller the drops in a cloud the brighter the tops appear (and the darker the bases). Smaller droplets scatter more sunlight, while large drops allow more sunlight to pass through. This explains why the heavily raining part of a shower cloud or thunderstorm is usually brighter than just the cloudy part. The cloud droplets have combined into large raindrops, which allow more sunlight to pass through them. Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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“Mushroom” Cloud
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Sod Farm & Thunder Cells
I was driving past this sod farm and looking at the light and cloud formations. Then the endless sprinkler came into view. Had to pull over. Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Pawnee National Grassland Thunder Cell
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Nebraska Supercell
Sun shines under long-lived supercell moving across northeast Nebraska May 28, 2004, almost following highway 12 from Niobrara down to Sioux City perfectly. Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: extremeinstablity.com.

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Lightning Storms
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Lightning Storm
We had the most incredible lightning storm I’ve ever seen last night. Literally multiple strikes every second or so for close to 40 minutes. Unfortunately most of the strikes seemed to be arcing around inside the clouds, so I didn’t see many bolts, but I did catch one. Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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February Sunset
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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November Sunset
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Misty Mountain Sunset
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Lenticular Vortex
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Saint Patrick’s Sunset
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Abandoned Homestead and Anticrepuscular Skies
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Late April Sunset
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Sunset near Hygeine CO
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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July Sunset and Long’s Peak
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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Sun Beams on Pleasant Ridge
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson

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July Sunset and Fields
Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets credit: David Evenson




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59 Responses to Pictures of Clouds and Sunsets – What a Wonderful World [28 Pics]

  1. Juan March 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Wow! These pictures are absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much! :)

  2. Danny March 7, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    Wow, those are some great pictures!!!!!!!!!!!! I have one or two I could add to that…

  3. Marion March 7, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    Great work Dave. Dick and I are amazed at the beautiful light, clouds, and sky you’ve captured.
    The colors are awesome.

  4. Louise Oliver March 8, 2011 at 1:46 am #

    Beautiful photographs. Thank you.

  5. Svetlana (Rus) March 8, 2011 at 11:14 am #

    Very, very beautiful photos!!! I look it and want to be there.
    Amazing!!!

  6. danilo March 8, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    great great great…

    • Charlotte March 9, 2011 at 4:29 am #

      Beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us. I too believe that the almighty creator is behind our gorgeous world and its magnificent spectacles.

  7. Tabitha March 9, 2011 at 7:35 am #

    This is beautiful, and it makes me homesick for Colorado. Thank you so much for sharing these. That all said, please have someone edit your intro. Your misuse of capitalization and gimpse instead of glimpse were almost so distracting, I didn’t go on to see the awesome photos below! I’d be happy to do the edits! Just send me an email.

    • Chris March 18, 2011 at 5:21 am #

      Speaking of errors in written communication Tabitha, I think you meant “…were so distracting I almost didn’t go on…” Can we just acknowledge that David is, by far, the superior communicator through his use of media?

      • mickie April 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

        owned.

  8. Onedy March 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Stunning skies, beautifully shot. Love the framing of the shots. We don’t get anything like that over here. Hope I can visit one day.

  9. Suzie Qzie March 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    These pictures made me smile :). They are simply fantastic!

  10. nature is awesome March 9, 2011 at 11:03 pm #

    amazing collection

  11. sam March 10, 2011 at 3:43 am #

    These pictures are awesome. My favorite pass time is to watch the skies and I love the clouds.

  12. Wolfie_Rankin March 10, 2011 at 6:53 am #

    Beautiful shots, I love the way the sky evolves through such a wonderful spectrum of colour.

  13. fajas colombianas March 10, 2011 at 9:55 am #

    These pictures are marvelous

  14. Carolyn March 10, 2011 at 11:51 am #

    These pictures are beautiful :) Very admirable.

  15. Jacquie March 11, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    ABSOULTLY WONDERFUL. IT MAKES YOU REMEMBER ALL THE WONDERFUL AND BEAUTIFUL PLACES THERE ARE IN THE WORLD. GREAT JOB. JUST MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD

  16. Roy March 12, 2011 at 4:58 am #

    This is brilliant!

  17. Peter Koont March 12, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    What a load of pretentious shite.

    • Nancie March 24, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

      Guess you have spent too much time at the bottom of a reactor in Japan to appreciate God’s gifts.

  18. chris March 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    My back yard growing, been on top of Longs(quite a few times), and most of the Indian peaks wilderness Makes me miss home.. :( great photos

  19. brad hogan March 13, 2011 at 8:37 pm #

    Most beautiful

  20. Rick March 15, 2011 at 1:41 am #

    Wow, outstanding display of photography. Thanks so much. ;)

  21. Dan March 15, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    On the last photo, in the right center the small group of clouds looks like Asia, Africa, and Australia.

    • Kay April 3, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

      I see it!

  22. Matthew March 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Number 6 is certainly Nuketown from Call of Duty:Black Ops. Oh yes it is definitely it.

  23. Rajat March 16, 2011 at 9:58 pm #

    Thanks. The best I’ve seen in years.

  24. George March 16, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

    28 and 23 are my favorite.

  25. saby March 17, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    God must be crazy…and you people are awesome “the nature lovers”….

  26. tina March 17, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    Thank you for these beautiful pictures and giving the glory to God.
    I started to wonder what cloud type God used to lead the Israelites in the wilderness.

  27. Row Trevellyan March 17, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    carpe diem!!!

  28. mary March 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    Breathtaking…thank you so much!

  29. Jeri Lyn March 18, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    Wow! Love the clarity & depth of field. Makes you stop & take notice of the precious things God has created. Just wondering what camera you use. I love photography & landscapes are my favorite. Would love to learn more about photography.

  30. SG March 19, 2011 at 3:45 am #

    Awesome work

  31. Mark Pearce March 19, 2011 at 5:29 am #

    Hi, fantastic photo’s. i try myself at clouds, sunset, and sunrise photo’s, but i only have a compact camera.
    i’m looking at upgrading to a DSLR, if you dont mind me asking, what kind do you use or what would you recommend..

    thanks Mark..

  32. Jens March 19, 2011 at 7:42 am #

    The first one is cool

  33. terri March 19, 2011 at 12:56 pm #

    beauuuuuuutiful!!!!!

  34. Jeff March 19, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    Nice HDR work……

  35. Kathryn March 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm #

    You have a gift. Thank you for sharing.

  36. TRON March 20, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    cool pictures but the sky does not look like that around here…. the sky gray and laced with lines from the back of jets that fan out to great this haze of nothing…. i find it strange that none of these pictures look like that.

    heres a sky shot i took

    http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/156803_1482862564016_1607404214_31003080_2918022_n.jpg

  37. DHANANJAY HALANKAR March 21, 2011 at 1:08 am #

    “MARVELOUS “! Mr,David Evenson. You have a great Sense of Photography.. regards.

  38. michelle March 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    breathtaking must it have been for the photografer…..
    animals have a lot of fear for lightning
    we people love sunsets
    and a great shame it is that a lot of people live like insects all together without seeing this everyday.
    plant trees and save this wonderfull planet.
    Please photografer help with publishing for this!
    good luck.

  39. Brian Schamp March 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    These pictures are beautiful. The photographers did an excellent job. Take out the human element and they would be perfect!

  40. william March 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Thing’s that make you go awwwwww..cool. thanks.

  41. zindadilpakistan April 3, 2011 at 6:11 am #

    Wow! amazing stuff. I am a nature lover. There are so many beautiful places in Southern Pakistan. If you ever get a chance to visit Pakistan and could shot the photos.

  42. Janice April 3, 2011 at 6:39 am #

    There are some VERY beautiful pictures but others are photo-shopped just a bit toooooo much to where they’ve become more like a well done cartoon.

  43. matt April 13, 2011 at 1:18 am #

    pictures are sweet go noco esp foco

  44. NatureDude April 19, 2011 at 7:20 pm #

    Janice is spot on…great photos, but WAYYYYY too much photoshopping.

    • Mama S April 30, 2011 at 11:52 pm #

      I agree- It is very upsetting for me to see so much of this on the web- I am painfully remined of this- and seeing this(photoshopping) over and over again- on all kinds of places(in our virtual WEB world) Its just so sad that real beauty is not enough( for some? people???) Humm..But yes, I too agree the photos are beautiful and full of life experience and true ….just maybe ya need to keep the “vivid ” “Dynamic” setting a bit more on the (hee hee) “down low’ Thanks for sharing…

  45. BG April 22, 2011 at 5:46 am #

    Agree with Janice – some of these pictures are very beautiful and I’m sure it must have been stunning to stand there at sunset… but the colors are often very unnatural. Fields and sunflowers are not that shade of green, especially at sunset.

  46. Ryan May 8, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    When I see such mesmerizing photos, it makes me loathe the human race even more for slowly destroying such a beautiful thing…..

  47. Mr.Loto August 9, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    I love these colors, are my favorites, thanks. :-)

  48. Casey M November 8, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    These are awesome photographs. You should check out the video of the sunset I captured from my plane window… In youtube type in Sunset From Plane Window – UNREAL

  49. Jan C February 3, 2013 at 7:54 am #

    Great shots. I’ve recorded time lapse sunrises and sunsets from Santa Fe that you might enjoy:

    https://vimeo.com/58545031

  50. Roy McGovern March 9, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    This is such an important reminder tfor myself and probably others that so many beautiful and peaceful sights, sounds, and emotions can be experienced by just staying available to the possibility of experiencing them. Too many times I find myself inside the house or office too often, when I should be watching every possible sunrise and sunset possible. These are great photos——-and whomever these clowns think they are trying to correct, over-analyze, spell-check, etc., should REALLY….and I mean REEEEAAAAALLLLY…..get their priorities straight.

    Life happens ONE time, and since you’ll NEVER see the same sunset, sunrise, or cloud twice, you might want to compare that to overall life; we only get one chance to show ourselves and others how thankful, and rewarding this life and world can be.

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