Canon 7D, Canon 24-105 ƒ/4L IS lens, 1/80th sec at ƒ/4, ISO 100

Last night I was sitting in my office, on the phone with a friend when he said something about the clouds and how cool they looked. I looked over my shoulder at my blinds, noticed an orange glow on them and then peeked outside. We both got off the phone quickly to take some photos. I happened to have my Canon 7D sitting right next to me, so I quickly changed its lens, stepped out on my balcony and grabbed a few shots. I even got a quick one with my iPhone before the color and clouds disappeared. I’m pretty lucky to have such a great view of the mountains from my place … I’m crossing my fingers that one day there will be an amazing lightning storm just over those mountains. :)

For those who are curious about the editing, I didn’t really do much to the image … I tried to bring back the original colors and tones of the sky. No crazy editing or alterations were done to the image.

I work from home and when I’m editing photos and/or writing I tend to be a hermit during daylight hours, and the color in the sky was only visible for a few minutes after I noticed it so I’m glad I caught it in time. If I didn’t have my camera sitting on my desk I may not have gotten this shot in time (my iPhone pic would have had to do), which is just another reason to have a camera with you at all times … and know how to use it. :)