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Soumyadeep Mukherjee
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
05:30 pm

Equipment Details:

Nikon D5600, Sigma 150-600c

Post-processing Details:

Adobe Camera Raw, Photoshop

Image Details:

High on colours!

Iridescent clouds, also known as rainbow clouds are an optical phenomenon caused by diffraction of sun/moonlight on water droplets or small ice crystals on clouds.
This image was captured on 5th August, before sunset. As I woke up after a noon-nap and saw through the window, I was greeted by this beautiful cloud and I had to run. I took the wrong lens and the whole thing wouldn't fit on the frame. Hence, a two-shot handheld panoroma. I'm glad that it came out decent.