August 23, 2021 at 10:08 am #499007
Ruth ended Volume IV for optical phenomena with the hundredth bottle of beer on the wall.
No more bottles of beer on the wall, no more bottles of beer.
Go to the store and buy some more, 99 bottles of beer on the wall…
So here’s some more in Volume V.
But first check one of the last bottles in Volume IV by Keelin with a great corona. Great you posted this one with all of its marvelous colors Keelin.
And Ruth I love your latest on the gallery with a rainbow after a storm over Wolf Creek, Montana, US.
I still wait for new halos where I live. They seem to have become rare for some reason. But a dive in my archive helps. Here is a small segment of a bright 22 degrees halo to start Volume V with.
A View Behind The Clouds
August 23, 2021 at 6:03 pm #499088
Hans, what a beauty of a start to volume V. I like going back to view photos. Brings memories of trips.
August 24, 2021 at 12:09 am #499118
A beautiful launch for Volume V, Hans and Ruth! I think this calls for a bit of the bubbly…
August 26, 2021 at 1:39 am #499329
Keelin, boy am I a fan of the bubby. I am thinking Prosecco. Just saw your shaggy dog on the gallery. Love the image. It’s so fun to send a picture and have it chosen.
A Smokey Sun Ready To Set
August 31, 2021 at 11:18 pm #499948
Mother Of Pearl
September 10, 2021 at 6:29 pm #501195
A Big Opal
September 12, 2021 at 10:48 pm #501358
I love your Touchdown Ruth and the Evervescent Apparition by Keelin as well.
Today I had some luck to spot sundogs and even twice a CZA.
The Colors Of A CZA
September 18, 2021 at 10:53 pm #502013
Hans, isn’t it wonderful to see an unusual sighting. Your CZA and sundog are quite special. Your CZA reminds me of a prism. Quite relaxing. Going with more: Rainbow and Water
September 23, 2021 at 10:12 pm #502563
September 26, 2021 at 7:28 pm #502775
Oh WOW x 6, Hans and Ruth! Love soft tones in your CZA, Hans. And Rainbow and Water is simply stunning, Ruth.
Not many clouds here at all lately, but just this morning, there was this sighting. A mysterious bit of blue sky appeared to be…
Breaking Into The Orb
October 6, 2021 at 7:19 pm #503983
Ruth, saw your corona over Bigfork, Montana on the Gallery. Gorgeous!!
October 9, 2021 at 9:46 pm #505185
Keelin, more wonderful iridescents’s in your collection. I’m nuts for those swirls. I love the gallery. Such a variety we get to enjoy from folks all over the world. Really a small world too.
I see that you are a 2022 calendar girl. A big congrats.
More Hide And Seek
October 10, 2021 at 1:29 am #505192
Ah, thanks, Ruth! And so true about the joy of sharing what we’re so fortunate to see with others. In More Hide And Seek, I like the way you’ve used the trees in the foreground to block the sun, revealing the subtle beauty of clouds in the background.
And Hans, what a fantastic iridescent undulatus photo you’ve captured (featured on gallery). It is pure magic!
Solo Solar View
October 18, 2021 at 6:23 pm #506215
I have not visited this thread in a while and I see some incredible shots, Keelin, Ruth, Hans! Those “ripples”, Ruth, are CAS calendar material, I hope Gavin notices them.
I wanted to share a couple of short videos I made with the intention of capturing the stars, the moon, planets at night. Serendipitously, I also caught some optical effects. Here is the first one. Best watched on a big screen with sound on.
I wanted to see if the Milky Way was visible in this dark place, but the moon, even at 35% was too bright. Instead I was treated with a “moon dog” (a parselene), rather diffuse, but clearly visible, and a moon pillar as the moon set. Not to mention some great cloud movements caught with a second camera with a very wide angle lens.
October 18, 2021 at 6:29 pm #506216
And this is the second one:
Jupiter and Saturn flank the moon and together they glide to the west. Venus is shortly visible by the flag pole. Some stars of the teapot asterism are also noticeable. Serendipitous high clouds generated a rare brightly colored “moon dog” or parselene and a nice partial corona.
October 18, 2021 at 8:51 pm #506235
George, I loved both of your vimeo’s. Some beautiful colors. I appreciate your comment on Ripples. I should consider sending it on to the gallery for their review.
Keelin, Solo got a halo. A sweeping photo.
Big Craters In The Sky
October 19, 2021 at 9:31 am #506282
I agree with George about your corona in Big Ripples Ruth. Also great Big Craters In The Sky with delicate iridescence.
Thanks Keelin about the gallery one. Maybe you noticed I used a part of it on the B&W thread some weeks ago. The details surprised me on that one. The corona in Iridescent Chameleon is fantastic Keelin. I love its texture and the clear colors. Also great Solo Solar View with halo.
Thanks for sharing your videos George. They revealed really bright moondogs and a great corona as well.
They all drew the attention of this
October 19, 2021 at 12:44 pm #506289
Iridescence is so hard to capture, which makes these shots really exceptional. I am seriously envious.
October 20, 2021 at 12:15 am #506356
George, those are truly beautiful videos! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.
Love the delicate colors in Big Craters, Ruth. A little touch of iridescence can make a memorable sighting.
Hans, yes! I do remember well the fine detail in the photo you posted to the B&W topic a few weeks back. And a fine, colorful fox, you have there! Is he up to any mischief? Thank you, too, for kind comments on my recent postings above.
This one looks as if little tree branches poked the sun and some color leaked out.
October 31, 2021 at 7:26 pm #507798
Hans, way cool fox. I think he may glow in the dark. You caught so many nice colors.
Keelin, your lovely sun above has some good company. I am glad you like my moon from last week. I was out in my bathrobe waiting for the clouds to be just right.
November 8, 2021 at 9:15 pm #508858
November 9, 2021 at 10:19 pm #509034
Ruth, you are a devoted cloud lover, waiting for the right moment to snap that Gallery featured moon shot. I hope you were well-bundled for Afternoon Delight. It, too, appears worth remaining still for. I see the way that tree limb is reaching for a Small Snack. It’s not moving either!
Halo Wrapped in Tissue
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November 10, 2021 at 9:09 pm #509168
Keelin, you have such clever titles. Halo Wrapped is a perfect catch.
November 17, 2021 at 10:31 pm #509899
Trying To Hide My Colors
November 19, 2021 at 8:18 pm #510122
Close To Full Moon ( full tonight but raining – darn )
November 26, 2021 at 9:05 pm #511160Gregory VenarskyParticipant
Lovely photos from everyone!! I just went through and looked at all of them and I must say that they are all a treat to the eyes. Here are a couple of photos from a plane that I took several months back. I think they show a 22-degree halo, a sundog, and part of a parhelic circle. I also was blessed to see a subsun and a light pillar, I think it’s called. It’s where there appears to be a little dimmer sun underneath the actual sun. Sadly I did not get to capture it :( Anyways here they are!
December 1, 2021 at 1:30 am #511667
Thanks, Ruth, for your kind comment. Reading your titles before clicking on the email links, especially to this topic, makes me eager to see what you’ve posted. Looks like you caught your Fish Eater before it caught its own meal. I see a seahorse in your next photo, and I love your moon shot.
Gregory, nice to see you here again. You were right up there with those sun dogs!
December 1, 2021 at 3:32 am #511680MichaelParticipant
A 22 and a cha..
December 1, 2021 at 8:51 pm #511786
Gregory, way cool observations from your plane.
Keelin, tasty seaweed. Looking for land I bet.
Michael, terrific and colorful halo. Outer space like.
November’s Full Moon Couldn’t Hide From Me. Desperate To Set Down.
December 3, 2021 at 3:24 am #511972
I love this moon picture, Ruth. Beautiful framing and colors.
Night sky pictures is one think I really enjoy doing. A couple of weeks ago I traveled to Arizona to shoot the lunar eclipse. I’d like to share the video I made from the shots:
That was on a full moon to, but it entered the Earth shadow, so its brightness was greatly reduced. The result was that one could see all the stars as on a new moon night while also seeing the “blood” moon. Beautiful experience.
December 3, 2021 at 9:07 am #511989
A great video George. Thanks for sharing. The red moon with the stars around are indeed amazing and in the end you also spotted a 22 degrees halo with an upper tangent arc as well. And all this in the rocky and beautiful scenery of Arizona.
December 11, 2021 at 5:49 pm #513190
Michael, what fine fortune to see both the halo and the arc! A beautiful photo.
Ruth, your moon shots are such a lovely series. November’s Full Moon is downright poetic.
And George, what a treat! Thank you so much for sharing with us. Sun Hat
December 18, 2021 at 8:10 pm #514693
Keelin, now sun hat is way too fun. The hat size is perfect, no sun screen required.
George, terrific trip you got to take to Arizona. The desert can be appealing.
More Moon, Not Quite Full
December 28, 2021 at 11:46 am #516162
Hats off for your Sun Hat, Keelin. And nice corona Ruth and your title “More Moon, Not Quite Full” is fantastic. Love it.
A segment of the 22 degrees halo.
December 28, 2021 at 8:12 pm #516230
Hans, looking like a fine evening in your neck of the woods.
Shades Of White
January 7, 2022 at 2:10 am #517665
That’s a keen eye you have there, Han, to see that halo segment in such an eye-catching composition.
And Ruth, your Shades Of White remind me of a trip to the point store where there are rows of delicately hued “whites”. You, too, have a well-trained eye!
Since we’re on to subtleties, here’s one that might fit well as there is but a hint of color in the corona.
January 12, 2022 at 7:54 pm #518450
Keelin, I just saw your wonderful Gallery entry from today, wow. Feeds the beast in us! Sun Veil is close to a wedding veil. All very nice.
Somewhere Out There
January 13, 2022 at 5:28 pm #518614
Great Sun Veil, Keelin and you posted also a great version of the corona on the gallery.
I like the strange cloud form at the bottom right in your Somewhere Out There, Ruth.
I am still waiting for some halo phenomena over here. They seem to hide for me for a long time, but then I caught some iridescence in a short lived layer of cirrocumulus.
Just A Moment
January 15, 2022 at 9:01 pm #518916
Hans, I absolutely love Just A Moment. Such vivid colors.
From 3:30am today ( wished I had zoomed in better )
January 16, 2022 at 9:09 pm #519024
Better Shot In The Dark
January 17, 2022 at 1:11 am #519049
Thank you, Ruth and Hans. Below is another photo from the morning’s series.
Ruth, I love your moon shots and really appreciate your being awake at 3:30AM(!) to take that glowing shot with the tree branches. The image reminds me of the old film style of closing down the audience’s view to a small peephole before expanding again to reveal a change of scene. I’d like to see the rest of that movie.
And Hans, Just A Moment is a beautiful, warm shawl I’d like to wrap up in. No matter the fringe seems to be a bit loose.
Just Out Of Reach!
January 23, 2022 at 8:41 pm #519990
One More January Shot At Wolf Moon
January 30, 2022 at 11:22 pm #521230
So grateful to you, Ruth, for staying up to capture a beautiful haloed Wolf Moon.
Sharing The Love of Radiant Beauties
February 7, 2022 at 9:55 pm #522589
Keelin, refreshing shot! I am wondering if you caught a circumzenithal Arc in the upper corner.
February 7, 2022 at 11:52 pm #522596
Ruth looks like you’ve captured some heavenly Nacre (mother of pearl).
February 8, 2022 at 10:01 am #522660
Yes, this thread is all about sharing our radiant beauties. Great title, Keelin. It is a beauty indeed and I think you spotted a bright lower segment of the 22 degrees halo. The sun must be above at the right. Is that correct?
I have waited a long time for a halo over here, but this one was the waiting more than worthwile. I spotted a 22 degrees halo with upper tangent arc and above it what most probably is a supralteral arc. I post three versions of the image. One without enhancements, one with enhancements that make the halos more evident and the last one with b-r subtraction in which they show even more clearly.
Supralateral arc, tangent arc and 22 degrees halo.
February 15, 2022 at 12:52 am #523644
Cheers, Ruth ~~ I toast to your colorful catch!
Yes, Hans, you are right about the radiant beauty above being halo segment. And what a beauty you captured! Worth waiting for and more. Thank you for sharing the three versions so we can see what’s really there.
February 24, 2022 at 6:46 pm #524702
Hans, a big Wow on your halo. There is nothing like experiencing something for the first time. That’s part of what gets me out there.
Keelin, your wonderful feather made the gallery yesterday. A big thrill. Congrats. The shredded iridescence must have been an exciting sight. Great photo.Don’t Know What I Want To Be
March 4, 2022 at 9:46 pm #525539
More Moon ( at least they stay still for a little time )
March 8, 2022 at 11:16 pm #525945hyggeParticipant
A picture similar to this appeared in The Times, UK, today captioned:
Morning lights. The aurora borealis over Hadrian’s Wall at the Sycamore Gap near
Crag Lough, Northumberland, yesterday.
N.B. Not visible, a replacement sycamore is growing close by, surrounded by a stone wall to keep out nibbling sheep.
I have posted other pictures of the Gap in the Forum in years long gone.
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March 9, 2022 at 1:39 am #525952
Dropping by again to comment on Hygge’s post, but let me tell you, those iridescence and corona pictures that I see when I go back are killing me, I love them to death. How do you manage to get them?
Now back to the sycamore tree picture. That is Owen Hymphreys’ shot. Incredible shot. He is in that zone far enough north where the occasional aurora is distant so you mainly see the high part, which tends to be red. He has others, as well as sunsets, sunrises. They are mixed in with his regular jobs pictures:
March 12, 2022 at 6:32 pm #526516
George, so glad you enjoy iridescence. I am noticing them more, avoiding the bright sun is the hard part.
The Blink Of An Eye
March 14, 2022 at 8:16 pm #526796
A new sighting for me was a sundog pair and then the halo. The colors were faint, but made my day. It was not possible to catch the whole scene. Just these two will say:
Top Of The Morning
March 23, 2022 at 11:52 pm #527845
Love your More Moon glow, Ruth. This topic hold so many surprises. And it doesn’t take much to make us glow when such optical delights present—especially with first sightings like your sundog. Congratulations!
Just A Touch Of Iridescence
March 24, 2022 at 4:51 pm #527932
Keelin, wonderful lenticulars and iridescence you captured. Just that splash of light makes it interesting.
More Spooky Moon
March 30, 2022 at 9:16 pm #528637
March 31, 2022 at 5:41 pm #528712
Your Spooky Moon is fantastic, Ruth! I sense it could also be an underwater scene with a great moon-eyed fish. Would be a wonderful image to include in a nighttime story book.
And it must have turned up the pareidolia knob for me as your next post took on the look of an iridescent growling dog. A guardian perhaps? Could be there’s another one just behind the trees here… I See You!
April 2, 2022 at 6:27 pm #529013
In Needs Shade I see – as Keelin does- an iridescent growling dog, Ruth. Great capture. And lovely 22 degrees halo and sundog.
And yes, it is seeing us Keelin. Nice colorful halo and corona behind the contrasting trees. I love also your former lenticular touch of iridescence.
Here is another dog – and not a sundog – with a faint segment of 22 degrees halo.
Or is it the head of a horse?
April 9, 2022 at 5:11 am #529755MichaelParticipant
Here is a Zeeny with the faintest fibratus
April 30, 2022 at 7:48 pm #532051
Michael, wonderful colorful smile. Nice that the colors are so clear and bright.
Hans, I like the horse choice with an off color mane.
May 2, 2022 at 7:50 pm #532211
I have been seeing more halo’s in the past few weeks.
May 8, 2022 at 2:04 am #532829
Finally, a bit of time to post to our wonder-filled forum — and WOW! what a lot of fabulous photos have been added to many a topic.
Michael, your Zeeny is more than a lucky shot as it shows how attuned your eye is to the subtle details that really set this image apart.
Ruth, delighted to hear the halos are finding you. Your most recent is such a beauty and a bright spot on the Gallery too!
And Hans, love your dog/horse with faint halo. The cloud texture is exquisite. And congratulations on your fine catch of iridescence featured as Cloud of the Day!
Oops! Can’t seem to drop in a photo… :? Anyone else having problems with posting an image here?
May 8, 2022 at 4:30 pm #532933
Keelin, I so look forward to your posts. This new website isn’t as friendly. But the forum gets the really big screen. I will try a photo. Click the insert image as usual, then stay over to the right where you will see partial script and find your photo. Call me and we will do it together.
Cold Up There
May 8, 2022 at 5:29 pm #532942
Ah, Thank you, Ruth! Let there be Light! ;)
May 21, 2022 at 9:50 pm #534500
Keelin, that is one juicy picture. You caught so many fabulous elements. That is one of my favorites.
A Colored Hotdog
May 22, 2022 at 7:10 pm #534553
Thanks, Ruth! That’s a fun catch of color you caught in your Hotdog.
Just Feeling Shy
May 27, 2022 at 8:36 pm #535129
Keelin, now that is an exciting piece. Your own special rays breaking way to a new day.
May 28, 2022 at 8:50 pm #535222
From Sun To Moon
May 30, 2022 at 1:56 am #535340
Thank you, Ruth! You caught some beautiful iridescence above, and I always love your moon shots. In your latest, my mind can’t help but see a bright (one-)eyed cloud fellow offering a friendly greeting. Your timing couldn’t have been better.
Lighting The Halo
May 31, 2022 at 11:31 pm #535554
Keelin, the halo’s rule this spring. Nice Halo on the gallery yesterday for you. Not sure why but more halo’s observed this year for me.
Cold On Top
June 6, 2022 at 4:57 pm #536225
Wow, some great halos by you two, Ruth and Keelin. And Keelin also a great one on the gallery. In envy you, because for some reason they seem to hide for me lately. But a sundog can’t pass without being noticed.
June 13, 2022 at 9:18 pm #536913
Hans, I will take a sundog any day. Nice colors.
June 22, 2022 at 1:18 am #537751
Thanks, you two! Ian let me know they’d posted my halo photo on the Gallery, but I’ve yet to figure out how to navigate that part of the site since it’s been reconfigured. Any advice on how to view just the most recently added photos without applying the category filters?
Hans, I hope that more than the dogs will come out to play with you soon! And Ruth, you are catching these halos despite interference. ;)
Approaching In Wonder
June 27, 2022 at 8:44 pm #538286Gregory VenarskyParticipant
Absolutely lovely photos everyone! See if you can spot the rainbow in this one!
Path to the Pot of Golden Sand Dollars
June 28, 2022 at 2:02 am #538321
Keelin, to find your halo from May 30th, stay on the gallery sight but go down to where you see ” show more”. Keep hitting that button and you should see your lovely ring. By the way your last picture has the feeling of big space.
Gregory, you can’t hide your rainbow from us spotters. Exciting photo you shared. ￼
The High Wire
June 28, 2022 at 11:34 am #538360
I now understand it is a golden sand-path to the pot of gold Gregory. Ruth and Keelin, you spotted some very bright halos. Elsewhere the halo is waiting for a sundog to come and play. For me it is the other way around.
Halos over here seem to have gone to the dogs.
July 8, 2022 at 12:53 am #539442
Gregory, you are well on your way to catching your rainbow. That is a beautiful photo.
Ruth, I like your High Wire act. And thanks for help with Gallery navigation. I see a few newer gems from you there. Always a treat to find them shared with so many cloud lovers!
And Hans, the halos may be hiding lately, but of course the dogs come to your friendly call. ;)
Nesting In The High Branches
July 9, 2022 at 9:56 pm #539601
these are thrilling!
please allow me to share half a bagel with you all
July 9, 2022 at 10:02 pm #539604
other half of bagel, on a plate this time. different day.. must be “day-old”!
July 18, 2022 at 1:13 am #540576
Thanks for sharing your very tasty bagel, Arielko. Your wit inspired the title below.
Parsley On A Plate
July 19, 2022 at 11:09 am #540899
I love the dishes you both served arielko and Keelin. Very tasty.
Recently I had a lucky day and spotted this brightly colored dog’s tail on a dog day.
Circumhorizon Dog Tail
July 20, 2022 at 5:36 pm #541103
keelin, that is one garnish I could go for! And Hans, another dog, perfect. They have been cropping up all over
July 24, 2022 at 2:41 pm #541724
A little afternoon diffraction.
July 25, 2022 at 8:22 pm #541972
Duncan, that is a wonderful bright capture.
July 25, 2022 at 9:05 pm #541973
A little photography trick is done to capture the colours that are often washed out. If your camera has a sunset setting then switch to that and see what you get, it should make the colours more vivid.
August 3, 2022 at 9:55 pm #542927
Duncan, thanks for the advice with the camera setting.
August 7, 2022 at 5:47 pm #543312
You’re welcome, Ruth.
August 7, 2022 at 12:35 am #543253
Hans, you caught that dog by the tail ~ lucky, indeed! And the luck continues for Arielko and Ruth too. And wow, Duncan! That is one beautiful diffraction!
August 13, 2022 at 11:17 pm #543914
adding some seahorses and sherbet to this techni-colorful collection!
August 27, 2022 at 6:42 pm #545399
Ariel, delicious sherbet. Yum.
Crisp Round The Edges
August 30, 2022 at 6:58 pm #545736
Delicious sherbet, Arielko! And a crispy cookie from Ruth! Who’s ready for more?
September 6, 2022 at 8:50 pm #546478
Keelin, cookies and ice cream work.
Almost Missed This One
September 21, 2022 at 10:54 pm #548500
Ruth, it looks like you were lucky to catch that wild animal with rainbow-hued mane dash out from behind the trees. Right on time, I’d say!
How do you like your masked potatoes served?
With Lots of Butter Please
PS: Caught you Big Fork(ful) photo on International Cloud Appreciation Day. How fun it was to see the skies from all directions.
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