Wednesday Landscapes, 17 February 2021

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. You are invited to upload one or more of your landscape photos and, if you’d like, to accompany your image with some commentary: challenges you faced in making the image? your intent for the image? settings? post-processing decisions? why you did what you did? the place and time? or an aspect you’d like feedback on? And please feel free to ask questions of others who have posted images or to join the discussion. If you don’t feel like using words, that’s OK too—unaccompanied images (or unaccompanied words, for that matter) are also very much welcomed. As for the technicalities, the usual forum guidelines apply: files < 1 MB; image size <1000 px maximum dimension.

    Last Wednesday I looked out the window just as the sun was setting and this is what I saw…the sunset version of Glenn’s sun pillar from last September (link) (and thanks, Glenn--I didn't know what they were called until you posted your spectacular photo). The orange showing at the bottom of the frame here is color on the underside of clouds, not a reflection off water; the sun may actually be below the horizon at this point. (I’m also counting this image as my annual atonement-for-cloning-out-powerlines photo.)

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  3. Talking of spooky things, the following is an example of when digital goes all screwy. I have no idea why the night sky came out yellow but the white crescent is definitely the moon.

  4. Cuckmere Haven, Sussex
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  5. Excellent. I hiked from Seaford to Eastbourne many times in the past. I once did there and back again (26 or so miles) in one day. Midsommer’s day
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  6. San Francisco
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  7. Thanks for the compliment, Leslie.

    Sun pillars are observed when sunlight reflects from falling hexagonal plate-like ice crystals. Sun pillars are fairly common here in Idaho in winter, where there are lots of falling ice crystals, but not so common in California, at least away from the Sierras. I grew up and spent about half of my life in California, but do not recall ever seeing a sun pillar there. Perhaps I just didn't know what to look for.

    This morning's (Feb. 17) Astronomy Picture of the Day at, Astronomy Picture of the Day, is of a sun pillar with an upper tangent arc. This is something that I have never seen, even in Idaho.
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  8. Here is another sun pillar. Taken at dawn during a dog walk. sun pillar s.jpg
  9. This was taken at a farm in New Jersey, If you look close your an see a church steeple in the background, which is known as hilltop church, Mendham, NJ
  10. Sun dogs and circumzenithal arc, Maine Schoodic Sun dogs and circumzenithal arc x1500.jpg
  11. That's impressive Ludmilla even before arthritis that was beyond my limit. As a child I had an aunt who lived at Hailsham inland from Eastbourne as a result this area invokes a lot of childhood memories....GC.
  12. Rocks at Bengtskar Lighthouse, Finland (2014)
  13. The Devil’s Golf Course, Death Valley


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