Iridescent clouds over Thamserku
Why would a cloud appear to be different colors? A relatively rare phenomenon known as iridescent clouds can show unusual colors vividly or a whole spectrum of colors simultaneously. These clouds are formed of small water droplets of nearly uniform size. When the Sun is in the right position and mostly hidden by thick clouds, these thinner clouds significantly diffract sunlight in a nearly coherent manner, with different colors being deflected by different amounts. Therefore, different colors will come to the observer from slightly different directions. Many clouds start with uniform regions that could show iridescence but quickly become too thick, too mixed, or too far from the Sun to exhibit striking colors. The above iridescent cloud was photographed in 2009 from the Himalayan Mountains in Nepal, behind the 6,600-meter peak named Thamserku.
Image credit & copyright: Oleg Bartunov
Venice by Night Attributed to Ippolito Caffi(Italian, 1809 - 1866)
Artist: Paul Jouve
From: Une Passion dans le Désert by Honoré de Balzac
Description (translated from French): “Paul Jouve, the largest wildlife artist of the twentieth century. A Passion in the Desert is one of fifteen large animal books illustrated by Paul Jouve. The book includes twelve boards lavishly engraved color - three double page - black board placed at the end of volume and an engraved black bandeau top of every page, following repeated eight models. Framed by a red line, the text is printed in “Montaigne Body 24”. “
Source: Librairie Montés
April Wind (1952)
~Edward Hopper~ Sun in an Empty Room (1963)
Christo (b. 1935), Whitney Museum of American Art Packed (Project for Whitney Museum New York), 1968. Pencil, printed paper, raw linen, twine, transparent polythylene, thread and staple collage on paper, 27 7/8 x 22 in.
C’est la rentrée au bureau…
David Hockney (British, b. 1937), Mr. Arithmetic, 1980. Gouache on paper, 13 7/8 x 17 in.
hannah makes dreams here by come wind come rain on Flickr.
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