Halos And Rainbows Volume I

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    • #246222
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Ever seen a twinned rainbow? Some time ago I saw a rainbow that seemed to be a bit snapped. It turned out to be a twinned bow.

      2016-10-09 Clouds_0055 c (Large)

      Some manipulation shows more

      2016-10-09 Clouds_0055 om 500x50p (Large)

      And blowing up a detail shows it even clearer

      2016-10-09 Clouds_0055 om 500x50p detail (Large)

      More about it: Atoptics, twinned rainbow

    • #246322
      Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
      Participant

      When you have particularly good primary and secondary bows, always pay close attention to Alexander’s Dark Band, the area between the two, to see whether there are any traces of the fifth order bow. This will more than likely manifest as a green or green/blue colouration. Try increasing saturation, boosting the levels a touch and applying a little usm. It was first photographed a few years ago by Harald Edens in New Mexico but only a handful of times since then,

      http://earthsky.org/earth/first-ever-image-of-5th-order-rainbow

      Perhaps you could be one of the privileged few to join the higher order bow club?!

    • #246387
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Wow, Hans, how extraordinary! Twin rainbows and fifth order are new to me, so thank you both for this! Here’s just a pretty bit of halo to share in gratitude…

      IMG_5748_22˚hued

       

    • #246434
      Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
      Participant

      22

      And another 22. This image was stacked (35 images) to improve signal to noise ratio. There is a faint 46 but this isn’t really visible on this iteration.

    • #246957
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Ha, nice arcs Keelin and Alec.


      @Alec
      : the 5th order rainbow will be on my list from now one. I checked some older pictures (just two) of a double rainbow with Alexander’s Dark Band and to my disappointment (?) and not to my surprise it did not show up. I had to try, but I think one must be very lucky butto spot the phenomenon.

      Sometimes the 22 degrees halo does not appear, but only its longhorns.

      2015-09 France_0095 ac 2xsat klein

      Upper Tangent Arc

    • #247193
      Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
      Participant

      Hans, that’s a beautiful sunvex UTA. Although an extremely common halo, these gull winged arcs are amongst my favourites.

      Very often, what you see is not always what there is possible to see in any given display. Many other halos may be present but remain sub-visual. Can I share with you a very powerful processing technique which is widely used by members of the halo community? It is both powerful and extremely simple to use. The technique is called “blue minus red processing” or more commonly “b-r processing”. It was developed in France by Nicholas Rossetto and perfected by his fellow countryman, Nicholas Lefaudeux who is probably the world’s leading halo expert. Lefaudeux has explained the technique in great detail and far more succinctly than I ever could on his own website opticsaround here,

      http://opticsaround.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/le-traitement-bleu-moins-rouge-blue.html

      If possible, when photographing halos, always try to shoot in raw format as this will give you the maximum amount of data to play with at the processing stage. At the conversion stage, convert to 16 bit rather than 8 bit as this again will also maximise available data. The following is an example taken from Lefaudeux’s site. As you can see b-r processing has clearly revealed not only the Parry but also the middle or circular Lowitz arc. The helic arc is also present in the colour version but this is knocked out when b-r is applied because it is a predominantly white halo. Other techniques must be used to reveal that particular arc. Image copyright Nicholas Lefaudeux.

      br processing Lefaudeux

      So, Hans, you can now see what you may be missing! I hope this is of some use to you and others who may occasionally photograph the odd halo.

    • #247345
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thank you Alec for the french connection. Merci Bien. J’ai quelque chose d’étudier. It is indeed useful for everyone who tries to capture halos. It turns out that I am not well enough equipped. I use Photoshop Elements or Lightroom. To my surprise they both don’t offer the function of a channel mixer.

      I do emphasize the existence of halos when necessary by adding contrast and then pumping up the saturation. Here-under an example of one of the rare occasions I spotted a lot of arcs together.

      2014-10-31 CZA_0013 ac 5xsat klein
      22 degrees, sundogs, parhelic (parts) ,UTA, Parry, supralateral (I suppose), CZA.

      • #247358
        Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
        Participant

        Hans, there are several free pieces of software that come equipped with a channel mixer, Gimp being probably the most well known.

        A rough and ready rule is that the supralateral always touches the cza and the 46 is always separated from it. In your example, though it is difficult to ascertain for sure because of the low resolution display image, I think there might be Lowitz present. There seems to be a lower Lowitz at least on the left hand parhelion.

    • #247369
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks for the help Alec. Nice rule for the supralateral and 46.

      Just installed GIMP and this was what I got for the same picture.

      2014-10-31 CZA_0013 kanaalmix (Large)

      I guess I have to exercise a bit with the possibilities of GIMP. The Parry is not that clear at first try. Maybe it is because I only have a JPG  version (unfortunately). For the lower Lowitz I think the picture is not good enough to distinguish, but I would be happy if so. I once spotted a well distinguishable upper Lowitz. Just have to be alert when the conditions seem favorable.

    • #247376
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Doing better already and much to my surprise on a picture taken at the same occasion as above, but somewhat later, an upper Lowitz appeared. You were right I now can see what I was missing. I will have to check more of my archive.

      2014-10-31 CZA_0017 kanaalmix (Medium)

      An upper Lowitz arc touching the Parry arc and crossing the UTA.

      • #247576
        Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
        Participant

        Hans, your first attempt at b-r wasn’t quite as successful as the second because you performed it on a low resolution image that had already undergone a fair amount of processing and was in all likelihood 8 bit. However, your second attempt is much better, indeed you have managed to capture a real beauty! It’s actually a Middle Lowitz arc and not an Upper Lowitz. Middle Lowitz are also sometimes referred to as circular Lowitz arcs because of their shape. The only other thing I might suggest is try using as wide an angle of lens as you have at your disposal. By zooming in so close you are probably missing a lot of sub-visual halos that might be there. Many of the halo pros use an all sky fisheye lens to capture everything in the sky at once. There can be as much going on in the anthelic region directly opposite the sun than directly around the sun itself.

    • #247754
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      You are right about the first attempt, Alec. The cause of it was not the poor quality of the picture, but I subtracted red from green as suggested in the article when working with a JPG. Afterwards I tried it with the normal b-r subtraction what is advised when working with RAW. It turned out to work as well for JPG.

      First question: are you sure about the middle Lowitz? How can you distinguish from an upper one?

      I had a lot of fun yesterday checking some of my pictures. I once spotted an upper Lowitz in France. Les Cowley published it as an OPOD.

      No lower Lowitz to see. On some pictures taken earlier that were less clear in my opinion I found the following:

      2015-09 France_0552 kanaalmix (Small)

      Also the lower appears! I was flabbergasted.

      2015-09 France_0556 kanaalmix (Small)

      In close up.

      Third and last one:

      2015-09 France_0558 kanaalmix (Small)

      What strikes me in this third picture is the splitting of two arcs top right of the picture. All what I can think of is the continuation of the UTA in a circumscribed arc (for the lower one) and a continuation of the Parry for the upper one. For what it is worth. Do you have an opinion on this one?

      P.S.: Again you were right: I did miss things without this magic of b-r processing. Thanks a lot.

    • #247997
      Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
      Participant

      Hans, I can’t believe I have done this but inadvertently I have been leading you a merry dance. You were right the first time, it was indeed an upper Lowitz. I’ve been in such a mad rush these past few days on the run up to Christmas that my wires have become seriously crossed. I am a dolt and a total imbecile for which my sincere apologies. I could promise that “it won’t happen again”, but considering my past track record it probably will!! The following link will hopefully prove useful in trying to identify the various Lowitz components,

      https://www.meteoros.de/themen/halos/haloarten/ee141516/

      Earlier this year, there was a flurry of excitement when Jari Luomanen photographed a possible fourth component,

      http://www.thehalovault.org/2017/04/lunar-display-with-lowitz-arcs-and.html

       

    • #248015
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      This is all quite fascinating, so thank you both for lessons and links.

      “What is it you’re seeing?” a woman asked when she spotted me gazing upwards. Then came the astonished “Oh!”

      IMG_6339_contrail+

    • #248024
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Alec, you are far to harsh on yourself. You already made me very happy and with your tips I found out I was some Lowitz experiences richer than I thought I was. Christmas stress is a serious matter you must not underestimate. Something strong might help, I suggest  something liquid 15 years old the least and a bit of Zen?

      Anyway I studied meteoros.de and atoptics.co.uk and I am sure about the upper Lowitz and the lower one around the sundog. The middle Lowitz (im Deutsch: der kreisformige Lowitzbogen) seems to be faintly present but maybe I am over-enthousiastic now.

      Still I am puzzled about the two splitting arcs top right of my last picture. Regarding your track record (yes, not the one you falsely accuse yourself of), I would be happy with your opinion on it. But please no stress on it. I wouldn’t like to be the cause of a 19th nervous breakdown.

      And also thanks for the new link. It is fun reading about the quest for every detail and every observation of rare halos.

      Regards from a happy Hans

    • #248183
      Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
      Participant

      Mistakes like this happen when you are in such a mind-warping hurry that you only give something a cursory glance. Elementary mistake, wrapped knuckles and mine’s a pint!

      Middle Lowitz definitely present; you had a good haul to bag all three components. The “splitting” of the arcs on the top right is simple to explain. It’s basically just the Parry and UTA diverging. The UTA will eventually extend to join the upwards tending LTA to produce a circumscribed halo.

      The next step is to try stacking your images. Mount your camera on a tripod and take a series of images over two or three minutes. Try 20 or 30 to begin with and then stack them with freely available software such as Registax. You’ll be amazed at the additional details this technique will provide when combined with b-r.

      https://www.astronomie.be/registax/

       

    • #248188
      Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
      Participant

      DSC_0238

      A simple 22.

    • #248194
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks again Alec for the explanation about the two splitting arcs and for the new tip. Nice homework to do for me to explore stacking. Now I just have to wait for a good occasion.

      And yes the former pictures were quite a haul. Almost the whole day a 22 degrees halo was present. Later a UTA came on top of it and then – while the sun lowered – I could see the Parry forming his roof together with the rising of the horns of the UTA. At the end of the show, when the Parry was almost vanished, also a CZA appeared. I think it will take years before I can spot something the like.

      From rare to simple. Simple does not mean less beautiful, like you and Keelin showed.

      Just an hour ago this simple sundog appeared with a rather broad fluffy parhelic tail.

      2017-12 Wolken_0014 asr sat klein

       

       

       

    • #248295
      George Preoteasa avatarGeorge Preoteasa
      Participant

      I wonder what that is, Keelin, a CZA or a piece of a halo? The shot is obviously taken looking almost straight up, but where was the sun?

    • #248372
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Wish I could say, George, but I don’t know much at all about these apparitions — other than it’s been rare for me to catch one. It was late afternoon, and I believe the sun was below what’s shown. The palm tree might be misleading regarding angle, as I was in fact looking slightly up from just straight ahead. In the future, I must take notes! Maybe Alec or Hans can illuminate us?

      And Hans, your 22 degrees, sundogs, parhelic (parts) ,UTA, Parry, supralateral, CZA is absolutely stunning! Thank you for launching this new forum thread where we can see and share these gems.

      Alec, your simple 22 is so lovely. You shine!

      Below is an image from a year ago that made my day. But again, I don’t know what to call it.CZA

    • #248437
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I suppose George asked about the picture Keelin posted at December 15th (reply #248015). It  all depends on the height / position relative to the sun. Although that is difficult to see it looks like a 22 degrees halo. A CZA occurs at twice the distance of the 22 degrees halo near the zenith. When the halo occurred on a relative high position like George suggests, it still can’t be a CZA because has to curl upwards. That’s why a CZA is also called the smile in the sky. Keelin wrote that the halo was taken slightly up. That implies a 22 degrees halo.

      On the last one you posted Keelin, I can see a faint arc curving upward at the right that is tangent to an upper part of a bow. In fact the same applies to this one as above. It all depends on the relative position to the sun. When it is at 22 degrees from the sun this must be the 22 degrees halo with an upper tangent arc. But when this was observed higher, this could have been a CZA tangent to the supralateral or 46 degrees arc. Do you remember the position Keelin?

      Any other opinions on this?

      P.S.: It is always fun to explain others, asking what om earth you are looking up for, what there is to see. I think we all had our moments people were surprised after pointing out and explaining. This contributes to the fun as far as I am concerned.

    • #248553
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thank you, Hans, that makes sense to me about the Dec 15th image being a 22˚ halo. As for the most recent one, I don’t recall at all where the sun was. Can anything be determined by the layered order of colors?

      As for sharing our enthusiasm about the wonders of the sky with others, I’ll never forget the following encounter. (I hope it’s okay to post this here.)

      Just as the downpour began, I dashed into a local deli. An elderly man who’d been on his way out, stood transfixed in the doorway eyeing the display of darkening clouds, his face lit in childlike glee. We shared a few moments of quiet wonder punctuated with overtones of “Wow!” as thunder rumbled.

      “I’m 84”, he began, “grew up on a farm. We used to lie in the fields and see all kinds of things in the clouds! Do people do that anymore?” I smiled and told him about the Cloud Appreciation Society and its tens of thousands of members who feel doing so is a far cry from a waste of time. “You don’t say!” He shook his head in amazement. I drew out my phone to share some photos.

      “You’ve still got it!”, I assured him when he quickly spotted the Pig in PJs, a complex Cumulous Rorschach. We both took a breath and then he sighed, “I love that smell, the first rain! I know there’s a word for it…. but I can’t remember what it is…” I leaned in to touch his arm and whisper, “Petrichor!”, like a secret code assuring him we’re on the same side. “That’s it! That’s it! Thank you! And the Cloud Appreciation Society, I won’t forget that!”. He made his way out, into the wet, eyes to the skies, chanting his new mantra lest it slip away like the passing storm.

    • #248740
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      That is a story to remember Keelin. This kind of experiences are to be cherished. Heartwarming.

      As to the arc I will put my money on a CZA. Not because of the layering of colors, but because of the upcurling circular form it seems to have.

      Next one is certainly a part of the 22 degrees halo. I was walking the fields together with some biologists (which I am not) looking for rare plants. I had to explain what they would miss when they only looked down for beauty. We concluded it will be found everywhere you will look for it.

      2016-07-06 Kennemerstrand_0069 Niveaux smal klein

      The Complete Proof Of The Curvature Of Spacetime

      Or one might see Santa’s sleigh in it. Unfortunately he must have fallen of.

    • #248961
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thank you, Hans, and the conclusion you and your biologist friends reached could not be more true. Beauty abounds! Sometimes when we’re surprised by it, the body responds in telling ways — breathing shifts, eyebrows rise, a smile forms, and then there’s that stillness in which the ordinary moment becomes “liminal” (defined as that moment when a person has stepped across a psychological threshold out of the ordinary world of existence into a new place where they are open to experience, something undefined).

      You have The Complete Proof! And if Santa has indeed fallen, he’ll have had the ride of his life through the clouds. Below, The Curve Crosses The Pond as well.

      IMG_4973_Proof Across the Pond

    • #248989
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Liminal. Sure! After all we must have known the sky smiled at you, Keelin.

      Nice to see the curve crossed the pond.

      Since the moment Alec gave the forum the push that we are now enjoying so much, I found more colored candidates in my archive and also quite some sundogs to share. Here is one.

      2014-09 Frankrijk_0319 uitsnede ns40-230 klein

      Choreography For Ballerina With Fireball

    • #249538
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Your Ballerina has some followers, Hans, drawn to her luminous dance.

      IMG_6831_sunflareFans Of The Ballerina With Fireball

    • #249717
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      The ballerina appreciates the audience Keelin!

      Once my nephew had a laugh with me about my appreciation of clouds. How silly can one get! But a year later and much to my surprise he started also cloudspotting. What was seeded had taken root with nice cloud-conversations and exchange of pictures as a result.

      A few days ago he sent me this halo spectacle from the ski resort where he is now giving ski lessons (great to be young!). Snowcannons had filled the air with diamond dust. You can see the individual snow crystals sparkle in the sunlight. He will like it when I share this one here.

      IMG_3700 Joost

      • #249726
        Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
        Participant

        Hans, at which ski resort was this taken and did he take any more images?

    • #249735
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Alec, the picture was taken in Kaprun, Austria.

      He sent also this one. Just two. Spectacular.

      IMG_3708 Joost2

      • #249749
        Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
        Participant

        Thanks, Hans. he’s a lucky guy to be working at such a beautiful location.

    • #249738
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      And now I remember he also sent me this in January of this year. He is a lucky guy.

      IMG_3709 Joost jan 2017 uitsnede

      A lower tangent arc

    • #250158
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2014-06-25 Sun Dog 012 uitsnede2 s35h0 ns klein

      Hummingbird

    • #250163
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Hans, that looks like how I feel when I see any type of iridescence in the sky. Just little sighting yesterday had my toes all awiggle.

      IMG_6943_Iridescence

      • #250260
        George Preoteasa avatarGeorge Preoteasa
        Participant

        A little treat like this makes your day. Not iridescence, for sure, the colors are organized like in a rainbow. But not convinced it is a sun dog either. Again, where was the sun (and the Earth). But in the end, does it matter?

    • #250165
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Wonderful image Keelin. Colors lost in the blues.

      Not wanting to clever about it, but both are sundogs I think. Irisdescence or sundog, the colors of both are always toes awiggling (so to speak).

      • #250166
        Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
        Participant

        Ah, yes, that would be correct! Toes and tails awagging!

    • #250269
      George Preoteasa avatarGeorge Preoteasa
      Participant

      An earlier post giving pointers on the difference between iridescence and circumhorizon arc, though it can apply to other cases:

      Iridescence vs. circumhorizon arc

    • #250270
      George Preoteasa avatarGeorge Preoteasa
      Participant

      Hans, not a sub sun?

    • #250336
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Thanks George, but a subsun must be under the horizon and should be pure white as far as I know.

    • #250665
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Ha, the second picture I posted form my nephew with the 22 degrees halo, UTA and sundogs is today Photo Of The Day in the Cloudspotter app. Proud uncle.

       

    • #250830
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2016-03-09 Boog en bijzonnen_0012 6xsat klein

      The Consisting Colors Of A Sundog

      • #250958
        Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
        Participant

        WOW, Hans! Otherworldly!

    • #251012
      Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
      Participant

      DSC_1772

      The neighbourhood is becoming increasingly edgy. In the last twelve months, there have been: two murders; three stabbings; two cannabis farms raided; a visit from the bomb squad in relation to the storage of certain unspecified volatile materials; one illegal dangerous dog breeding enterprise shut down.

      And you wonder why the need for barbed wire?

    • #251039
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      That breeding enterprise is the limit! It must have been one hell of a fireball to shut down……

      • #251044
        Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
        Participant

        I can put up with most things, but not cruelty to animals. The case has just been heard at court. The guy got sixteen weeks. Absolute travesty.

    • #251042
      Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
      Participant

      DSC_1738

    • #251049
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Absolutely beautiful in black and white, Alec. I do have the impression that the attempts to stop the breeding have been in vain?

      • #251052
        Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
        Participant

        They have stopped, at least for now, because the individual responsible is spending Christmas locked away at HM’s pleasure.

    • #251190
      Alec Jones avatarAlec Jones
      Participant

      DSC_2406

    • #251378
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

       

      2017-08-22 Parhelic_0173 ac klein

      The Crown?

    • #251699
      Kristy Sharkey avatarKristy Sharkey
      Participant

      I wish each post had a like button, such a great thread and these photos are stunning.  Alec, thanks for the great articles and scientific details about halo phenomenon, so fascinating.  I love learning from this community.

      Here (near Seattle, WA) we had a nice 22 degree halo around that stunning super moon last night.  With a bonus contrail piercing the moon.  Better than fireworks!

      25023086_1594731847273312_9118152321719599104_n

    • #251899
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I agree Kristy. Nice moonhalo. And indeed better than fireworks.

      2017-07-31 Parhelic_0010 klein

      Part of the parhelic circle with a faint sundog at the left

    • #251904
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Such beauties all, from deep and dark to light and subtle. Here is one pushed to show what the eye can’t catch unless, of course, one is dreaming…

      IMG_4974_vibrance

    • #252061
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2014-10-31 CZA_0023 c ac sch14 klein

      Sunpuppy

    • #252223
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      There is something in my eye

      2016-07 Wolken_0007 ns c klein

      • #252283
        Photo Editor avatarPhoto Editor
        Keymaster

        Vivid primary over Gainsborough this afternoon

        Bow-this-aft-Gainsborough-L

      • #252286
        Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
        Participant

        And a hint of a secondary!

    • #252442
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2015-11-25 Boog_0002 klein

    • #252597
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2016-07-06 Kennemerstrand_0062 asr klein

      Some psychotropic lensflare with a part of the 22 degrees halo.

    • #252746
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2015-09 France_0101 klein

      Connected

    • #253268
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2017-08-22 Parhelic_0095 an klein

      Counting Crows

    • #253519
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Lensflare and Puppy and Crows… oh my! Shall we add this to the menagerie?

      Rainbow TroutRainbow Trout

    • #253588
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      That’s a nice catch Keelin! Flashy.

      2005-10 Les Bernardies IMG_0587 uitsnede klein h15

      Part of a distant rainbow

    • #253980
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2017-08-22 Parhelic_0010 ac klein

      Parhelic Circle

    • #254070
      Kristy Sharkey avatarKristy Sharkey
      Participant

      I was SO excited to see my second-ever Circumzenithal Arc yesterday.  And the sky was already gorgeous.

      CD2A5A72-4A2C-44DB-845B-9923B961828FF3FCAD0E-92F3-41B1-95F4-4BCDEA1F2676C6575960-7F8C-49F2-8875-67F60514C407

      • #254094
        Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
        Participant

        I understand Kristy. A true smile in the sky makes one happy. The colors are so bright!

      • #254510
        Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
        Participant

        What a gorgeous smile, Kristy ~~ and your excitement of seeing it has a ripple effect!

    • #254123
      George Preoteasa avatarGeorge Preoteasa
      Participant

      Awesome, Kristy, very nice!

    • #254345
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      2016-0502 Contrail CZA_0002 B&W ns klein

      Moulin Noir

      • #254513
        Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
        Participant

        Hans, what a compelling image! Is that the crow? And whose eye is overseeing all? Mystery and intrigue abound! I love it.

    • #254514
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Caught the sun playing Hide & Seek with two sundogs a couple of days ago.

      IMG_7356_2 Sundogs

       

    • #254536
      George Preoteasa avatarGeorge Preoteasa
      Participant

      Very strange eye, the pupil is not quite in the center …

      Keelin, the sun took out these two dogs for a walk and, naturally, they are checking out the tree.

    • #254627
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      I did not notice directly myself Keelin, but yes it must be the Crow.

      And yes the eye is not quite in the centre George due to the use of the wide angle.

      Very nice way to walk the dogs Keelin. Did you perhaps look for the CZA? The right circumstances seemed to be there, but maybe you did and there wasn’t any?

      • #254647
        Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
        Participant

        Alas, I looked but saw only the two puppies out to play. Yet I was dancing too!

      • #254662
        Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
        Participant

        Never mind, dancing the dogs is already so much fun!

    • #254772
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      No halo or rainbow, but just play of light. This one I once took with the cloudspotter app. The beams of light at different angles and their reflections are still puzzling.

      IMG_2910

    • #254794
      Laurie Floyd avatarLaurie
      Participant

      Two bows (or 3)

      downpour&bowdouble-bow

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      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Hans, I’ve never seen shafts of sunlight reflected like that. Fascinating!

      And Laurie, what a catch — a vivid double rainbow with Alexander’s Dark Band playing along! Makes me wanna dance.

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      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Beautiful rainbows Laurie!

      2014-09 Frankrijk_0060 klein

      Part of a 22 degrees halo

    • #255562
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Nice surprise of color there, Hans!

      IMG_7536_ A Pale 22 Playing Peek-A-BooA Pale 22 Plays Peek-A-Boo

    • #256206
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      You may call it pale Keelin, but I call it a gentle colored 22 degrees halo.

      I captured this sundog at sunset once. That’s why it is rather red colored. Adjusting the levels gave a surprising result. Just for fun I share both versions.

      2017-10 Charigny_0103 uitsnede3 klein

      2017-10 Charigny_0103 uitsnede2 an klein

    • #256489
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Both versions of your sundog are absolutely beautiful, Hans! In this one, the color might be as one might see ~~ if one were especially lucky.

      IMG_7707_Through The Wing Of A Faerie

      Through The Gossamer Wing Of A Faerie

      • #256544
        Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
        Participant

        It must be what your title says Keelin. Truly gossamer!

    • #256666
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Today Blue Moon and with a faint moonhalo.

      2018-01 Luchten_0233 klein

    • #257222
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Love the composition of your Blue Moon with halo shot, Hans!

      IMG_7785_Found This In The Deep SeaFound This In The Deep Sea

    • #257271
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Attenburough must know about this one Keelin

    • #257476
      Ramona Edwards avatarrje623
      Participant

      IMG_7306editlowresSun halo and accompanying sun dog, as seen from Alabama, USA on February 2, 1017.
      Ramona

    • #257493
      George Preoteasa avatarGeorge Preoteasa
      Participant

      Good catch Ramona. I followed you profile link into Facebook and it looks like you can delight us with some more. Have not seen you in the Forum, so welcome!

    • #257494
      Ramona Edwards avatarrje623
      Participant

      Thank you for the warm welcome, George! I am guessing you saw my Gunter Mountain Photography page? I just went out this evening and shot 1889 photos of the sunset but I have not looked through all of them yet! I did use one as the cover photo, though. ;-) I look forward to learning names for all of the clouds, etc that I have been photographing and observing over the last few years!
      Blessings
      Ramona

    • #258711
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      A beautiful halo you’ve captured there, Ramona! Caught this one in the late afternoon.

      IMG_7828_Sunset SundogSunset Sundog

    • #259646
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Sunset Sundog is beautiful Keelin. I like the smooth transition of colors on the diagonal.

      This one is also spotted at sunset (two days ago). In The Colour thread I saw you like it seasoned.

      2018-02 Luchten_0425 asr klein

    • #259999
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Thank you, Hans ~~ and what a tasty sunset shot above, seasoned just right, I’d say.

      Here’s one from a couple of months ago (sans seasoning).

      IMG_7158_22˚

    • #260078
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      No seasoning needed, Keelin.

      Also from the archives a CZA, a bit prepared to give it a special texture.

      2017-10 Charigny_0098 ac sat1x sch10 klein

       

    • #260618
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Exquisite, Hans, so delicate!

      IMG_7352_Fetching LightFetching Light

    • #260665
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Yes, very nice. Fetching Light that’s what sundogs do.

      Just two days ago this halo appeared with a faint sundog in the contrail that crosses the halo exactly at sun level and 22 degrees.

      2018-02 Luchten_0531 c sat3x klein

    • #260943
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Next sundog might not be as nice as the sundog as in Fetching Light by Keelin, but what struck me in next picture I captured yesterday, was the red coloring of the top of the crest of the cumulonimbus by what must have been a part of the 22 degrees halo.

      2018-02 Luchten_0697 sat1x klein

    • #261249
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      And yesterday there was another sundog but now in combination with a fallstreak hole. Never witnessed that combination before. It is not a great picture in my opinion. I captured it with the cloudspotter app in a hurry on route and the rather small sundog was not long lived, so there was no time for an attempt to improve the picture.

      IMG_3796 asr sat1x

       

    • #262254
      Patricia L Keelin avatarKeelin
      Participant

      Extraordinary captures, Hans! Lucky for us you are quick enough to catch these fleeting doggies. In the image below, some little cloud spirit appears to be dancing above the halo.

      IMG_8213_Jumping For JoyHalo Dancer

    • #262271
      Michael Lerch avatarMichael
      Participant

      Another parhelic circle yesterday.

      mar0618b1461

    • #262314
      Hans Stocker avatarHans Stocker
      Participant

      Very beautiful Halo Dancer Keelin! And an extraordinary parhelic Michael.

      These were two very beautiful halo’s to end this Volume I with. New halo’s to come in next episode?

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