Cloud Halo…?

Walking the Great Western Trail from above Desolation Lake toward Guardsman Pass in the Wasatch Mountains, I happened to uncautiously look up from the steeply slanted snowbank that I was crossing and had to quickly steady myself from falling backwards as I stood upright and gazed at the strange clouds above me….

Another mile or so down the trail, I happened to look up again and off to the east beyond the mountains and found that the cloud was slowly dispersing….

18 responses

  1. Love the cloud halo imagery Scott! Great capture!

    June 15, 2012 at 7:01 am

    • Thank you, Robyn. 🙂

      June 15, 2012 at 7:07 am

  2. Well captured Scott. 🙂

    June 15, 2012 at 9:06 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook.

      June 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  3. Very nice capture indeed.

    June 15, 2012 at 10:38 am

    • Thank you, too, Victoria. 🙂

      June 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

  4. Can you see it…… can you see it…….. the cloud was watching you……….. 🙂
    From paranoid smithy…..

    June 15, 2012 at 10:50 am

    • I was wondering about it, John, but didn’t think it could possibly be happening. 🙂

      June 16, 2012 at 7:40 pm

  5. That is strange. It reminds me of the ice crystal rings around the moon that you see sometimes in winter. A name like “Desolation Lake” would be enough to get me out there.

    June 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

    • There is a similarity, Allen…and I have been wanting to get to the lake for quite some time. I’m sure there is some historical significance to the name…and it is rather far out there, but can’t figure why it would have such a name when some of the other mountain lakes are as far or farther out…don’t know…but it was a great hike.

      June 16, 2012 at 7:42 pm

  6. Don’t let that fascination for the clouds land you on your backside! (Though they might be lovely from that angle.) Great shots. There’s just something about them there clouds!

    June 15, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    • It was one of those adrenaline shooting instances, Gunta…would have been quite a slide if I had lost it! And I agree…something about them there clouds. 🙂

      June 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm

  7. Love the windswept look across the photos. Just lovely.

    June 15, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    • Hey there, Thoughts on Theatre…that is an incredible look, isn’t it? Thank you for stopping-by and for letting me know you were here. I appreciate your visiting and commenting. 🙂

      June 16, 2012 at 7:49 pm

  8. Such awesome shots…Clouds are our most special friends. Thanks for sharing!!!!

    June 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    • Thank you, Kirsten…I’m glad you liked them…and you’re welcome. 🙂

      June 16, 2012 at 7:50 pm

  9. What time I can take photo like this !

    June 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    • This was in the middle of the afternoon, taken along the top ridge of a mountain, Ordered Chaos…but who knows when it will happen again…I think I was lucky to be there. 🙂

      June 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm

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