Thanks for the very kind comments. This shoot was a good reminder for me about getting up to get the image. The days had been very clear skies and the weather reports were for nothing but clear. The night before I was a bit disappointed that I'd get no color for the sky in the morning. But we went out nonetheless and out of nowhere these clouds popped up and moved out over the lake.
Thank you both Larry and Egbert! You've both made my day.
The colors were quite remarkable that morning. This moment, with these colors and this amazing cloud formation, lasted but a couple of minutes. Two or three. It always surprises me how brief the moment of perfect light really is.