Sunday, May 31, 2009

Shadows In The Sky (151/365)

2009 05 31 IMG_5772 2009 05 31 IMG_5780
2009 05 31 IMG_5781 
“A cloud cannot cast a shadow unless the sun is shining beyond it."


TIME:  4:30 PM
PLACE:  The sky over the Little League Fields
SUBJECT: Cloud Shadows

Sometimes you look up and see something so beautiful, you catch your breath.  I did today when I saw these cloud shadows that appeared as we were watching StellaDella's T-ball game this afternoon.  I googled the Internet to find out the scientific explanation for these (I'm nerdy like that).  I learned that the shadows are due to a haze layer that is under the cloud.  The darker shadow is actually projecting below the cloud.  In the top picture you can also just make out another shadow that is due to a second haze layer that is lower than the first.  Way cool.

On a related cloud note...we returned to the movie theater to see "Up".  It was worth it.  I think my favorite part of the movie was in the beginning which told Carl's (the old man) and Ellie's (his wife) love story.  It opens up with Carl as a child in a movie theater watching a newsreel and how he met his wife "Ellie" that day.  Then the dialogue stops and the most sweetest montage begins and tells the story of their life together.  I cried for Carl when his wife passes away and he is left alone in the home they built together.  The emotion that Pixar placed into this opening sequence is amazing.  The remainder of the film is wonderful as well.  I highly recommend you all go and see it on the big screen.


Christina said...

Fabulous clouds!!!

Sara G said...

WOW, awesome cloud photo's!!

Mari said...

Those are fabulous cloud pictures! Thanks for the movie review too - sounds good!

Michelle said...

Wow, those are some incredible sky shots.