Wednesday Landscapes, 28 August 2019

Discussion in 'Landscape' started by Leslie Reid, Aug 28, 2019.

  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.

    Here’s an odd atmospheric phenomenon from day before yesterday that I’d never seen from the ground before: a “glory.” The sun had just risen, and that’s my shadow in the center of the rainbow-like circle of light. I was looking down from a bluff, and there was a thin layer of fog over the river below. The reason that glories aren’t often seen from the ground is that the sun needs to be directly behind you, and you need to be looking into mist; this means that you’re most likely to see them from airplanes or mountain tops. Eastern tradition suggests that the person whose shadow is in the center of the glory has attained enlightenment. However, I have incontrovertible evidence indicating that this is not the case.
  2. Sandy Vongries

    Sandy Vongries Administrator Staff Member

  3. Mississippi River below Cairo
  4. Ha Giang Province 1

  5. Here's another offering from our travels across Sonora Pass in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California:
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    More sunflowers for this weeks submission. Several local hills in Idaho Falls are presently resplendent with sunflowers.
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  7. Montauk, eastern tip of the south shore, Long Island, NY

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  8. A willow I couldn't resist

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    Denali. I just got back from Alaska.
  10. Leslie, how cool is that! I've seen this phenomenon out at the wetlands under the conditions you describe, looking down from a berm, my shadow and my bicycle's were in the center. I'm pretty sure I haven't attained enlightenment, maybe the bike has.
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  11. Tony Parsons

    Tony Parsons Norfolk and Good

    For an explanation of Bicycle Enlightenment, read 'The Third Policeman' by Myles na Gopaleen.
  12. As for

    (optical phenomenon)
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    A glory is an optical phenomenon that resembles an iconic saint's
    halo about the shadow of the observer's head, caused by light of the
    Sun or (more rarely) the Moon interacting with the tiny water
    droplets that make up mist or clouds. The glory consists of one or
    more concentric, successively dimmer rings, each of which is red on
    the outside and bluish towards the centre. Due to its appearance, the
    phenomenon is sometimes mistaken for a circular rainbow, but the
    latter has a much larger diameter and is caused by different physical
    Glories arise due to wave interference of light internally refracted
    within small droplets.

    A glory of Egypt
  13. Perhaps not as rare, but I saw a double rainbow a couple of days ago over Glacier National Park (British Columbia, Canada). DSC_2023.jpg
  14. Thanks, I'll see if I can find it, sounds interesting.
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