Double Reflected Convective Pastels

A weakening supercell moved over cool outflow from earlier storms, combining with some fall foliage at ground level to dazzle who witnessed the spectacle with a brief but brilliant splash of pastel tones.  The dominant light source for the scene came from a strange direction, too:  northeast (left)!  Sunset light first was refracted through a combination of thinly clouded and cloud-free atmosphere, before a portion reflected off the storm’s cloud top located high above the upper left corner (unseen), then off the storm’s flanking towers seen here, and ultimately, into the camera sensor, reconstituted in your monitor by digital commands to phosphors or liquid crystal, then beamed onto your retina for neural processing and interpretation.  That’s a beautiful outcome through a decidedly indirect pathway!

Norman OK (5 Nov 8) Looking SE
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