Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Aqua Sky Winter

It's still very much winter. When I took my walk break from work yesterday evening, I saw this unusual shade of aqua near the horizon, behind the leafless trees. Occasionally winter skies have colors that don't appear in other times of the year, such as this almost-pale-green shade. It is the ordinary blue sky near the horizon, where there is thicker air and more particles in the air, so the usual clear blue is scattered further towards green or white. The sun at this low angle appears redder, too. It was much too cold to draw a picture outdoors, and I didn't have my camera, so this is all from memory, with some trees omitted from view so you can see the aqua sky.

Photoshop, a half hour or so, 7" x 10", February 22, 2011.

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