Blue Marble Sky
August 14, 2007
During the summer season along Florida's Atlantic coast, an almost daily event is the formation of a sea breeze front. These weak fronts typically push inland but a few miles. Cumulus clouds (congestus and cumulonimbus) form along the boundary of these fronts and when highlighted by the Sun often take on the appearance of towering white mountains. On this early June day, using a "fish eye" lens, an appealing mix of blue and white and light and shadow rendered a blue marble sky. Photo taken on June 7, 2007 from Elkton, Florida, near St. Augustine.