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Auroras & Atmospherics
Date4 pm December 5, 2008
EquipmentNikon D40 with AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm lens
DescriptionThis photograph is from my window in Tacoma of a progression of Lenticular Clouds over Mount Rainier, about 50 miles away, during sunset.
LocationSam Rayburn Res. , E Texas
Date3/19/2009 7:21 AM
EquipmentCanon 40D w/ 100-400 Canon L lens Data: 1/800th sec f/14 ISO 400 400mm fl hand held with IS engaged
DescriptionVery stable cool air, 5 miles of water, no wind and lots of water vapor from recent rains all contributed to the best example of green flash I've seen thru 40 years. Image cropped and sensor adjusted to 2500K thru Canon software to bring out the green I was seeing. Actually, the color was even stronger with the eye - an emerald green.
DateDecember 17 2008, 11:27 am
EquipmentCanon 40D and Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens.
DescriptionAs I was imaging a 22 degree Solar Halo, the larger 46 degree started forming before my very eyes along with "A smile in the sky", circumzenithal arc on top of it. I was very lucky, the Arc only lasted 10 minutes tops.
LocationNear De Soto, Kansas, USA.
DateAug. 24th, 2008
EquipmentCanon Rebel XTi with a 16mm fisheye-Nikkor @ f/8; 1/10th second exposure at ISO 100.
DescriptionI had first seen these odd, rippling clouds on the evening of Aug. 22nd, and confirmed that they were from the Aug. 7th eruption of the Kasatochi volcano in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. What incredible beauty ensued!
LocationNear De Soto, Kansas, USA.
DateOct. 18, 2008
EquipmentCanon Rebel XTi wit an 85mm Nikkor lens @ f/8; 1/25th second exposure at ISO 100.
DescriptionWhile it was impossible to tell if volcanic aerosols from Kasatochi were present in sufficient quantity to cause twilight sky coloration, they certainly were present enough to act as a reddening filter for sunlight to paint these cirrus clouds a brilliant orange-red.
Date26-04-08 at 13h00
EquipmentCanon Powershot 550 - ISO 80 F-7.1 , 1/640s
DescriptionToday 26-04-08 in Almada, the neighboring city of Lisbon, only separate for the Tagus river, i could watch a gret atmospheric effect as known by "Ice Halo".That is an atmospheric optical phenomenon mostly associated with the refraction of sunlight by small ice crystals making up cirrus or cirrostratus clouds. In the image we can see the portuguese Christ King silhouette, seemed to that it exists in Brazil( i use is right arm to blocking part of the sun light) and below in the image we can see part of the "Ice Halo" effect
Date01. september 2008.
EquipmentCanon 350D with kit lens @18mm.
DescriptionThis is a HDR image of sundog. I merged 7 photos in Photoshop for this sight.
LocationPacifc Grove California
EquipmentCanon 20D Sigma 50-500mm lens standard photo tripod
DescriptionThis shows the development of the green flash on top of the sun during a sunset. I have a more extended sequence but the green flash is too small if i put in more than 3 shots with a total width of 1000px
EquipmentCamera eos 350d with sigma 70 300 apo dg. 70mm df 7,1 100iso 8 sec
DescriptionA amazing lightning over Paris. To celebrate France's EU presidency, the "Iron Lady" does the Smurf...
EquipmentCamera Nikon D50 Lens 28-55mm F25 400 ASA 1/800th second
DescriptionThis photo shows light being diffracted by high altitude clouds. Foreground is a cumulus cloud with the sun setting behind i.