Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Clouds capped by jeweled prism

The low-lying sun, roar up the back of this cloud bank and spilled over the top, creating this prism. It was an aha! moment for me when I downloaded the photo.  In the deep attic of my mind, I suddenly had a great appreciation for the term "out of gamut."  The bejeweled greens that sparkled through saucer like laser lit emeralds just are nowhere to be seen here.  They are out of gamut -- in a color range that the camera cannot capture.