Iridescent Clouds by Bob Wall

Framed Prints

Frame Style:
Frame Color:
Matte Color:
Available to buy on…

Had to go to the local hardware store to pick up a new light switch yesterday. When I walked out of the store, this is what I saw.

From Wikipedia:

Cloud iridescence is the occurrence of colors in a cloud similar to those seen in oil films on puddles, and is similar to irisation. It is a fairly uncommon phenomenon, most often observed in altocumulus,1 cirrocumulus, lenticular clouds and cirrus clouds.234 The colors are usually pastel, but can be very vivid. Iridescence is generally produced near the sun, with the sun’s glare masking it, so it is more easily seen by hiding the sun behind a tree or building. Other aids are dark glasses, or observing the sky reflected in a convex mirror or in a pool of water.

More here:

I’ll shoot anything that catches my eye, but I love it when somebody says “I never looked at it that way before” or even just a little “ooooh”. If I can make you stop and say “hmm”, that’s the best. I normally use minimal processing; a little bump in color and/or contrast, maybe a little cropping. But sometimes I just can’t resist the urge to play with an image.

View Full Profile


  • © Bob Hall
    © Bob Hall6 months ago

    Quite cool Bob, love the color spectrum… nice capture!!!

  • Thanks Bob. I’ve seen these before, but this is my best shot so far.

    – Bob Wall

  • myraj
    myraj6 months ago

    Great capture and interesting reading Bob.

  • Thanks Myra. I try. ;)

    – Bob Wall

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...5 months ago

    wonderful capture Bob!

  • Thanks Charmiene.

    – Bob Wall

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyer2 months ago

    Beautiful … I have seen similar … but never successfully captured the sight !

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10%off for joining

the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.