Chasing Purple Rain II
As the sun continued to set over the horizon, the sun rays narrowed and began to lift upwards, off the desert floor. A sliver of sunlight lays on the desert floor below the glowing rain, ambiently illuminated by the alpenglow effect. Such beautiful timing to be in the exact position, flying high enough and at a distance far enough away and exactly the right angle in time and space to witness such an occurrence.
The horizontal alpenglow sunrays are not touching the clouds and are centered on the falling rain and surrounding moisture, creating truly Purple Rain… this image is part of a series of 4 images that detail this remarkable phenomenon. For the full story on this image visit the corresponding page on Where Eagles Fly