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Top shot, Paul, and beautifully stunning.
Marvellous composition, exposure and great capture! As ever, assured from your photographic submissions, your photos never fail to delight and enthral. Great work! I like the ethereal nature of the overall vista. Enchanting!
Thank you Laurence.
Further detail from Paul..
Here in Bluff, we have what’s become an annual tradition, local sculptor Joe Pachak builds a sculpture of cottonwood tree
branches and other natural materials, and like most of Joe’s sculptures, they’re patterned after images from ancient rock
This year, the sculpture is a coyote. The sculptures are then burned down on the night of the winter solstice. The Navajos
and Utes come and drum and chant. It’s all somewhat of a pagan ritual… Joe finished the sculpture yesterday and
I spent several hours shooting it last night. As if some bizarre omen, a lunar halo appeared above it and lasted about 45 minutes. Very strange indeed.
To provide some scale, the coyote is about 18 feet tall, and maybe 30 feet long, nose-to-tail.
Paul Martini, Bluff, Utah, USA.
Fantastic surrealistic picture Paul. Perfectly fit to illustrate some mysterious tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Wow!
Thank you Hans.
Such a dramatic, awe-inspiring and amazing autumn picture of the world’s highest mountain in the Himalayas on the border of Nepal and Tibet on a clear day, Mt Everest, 8,850m and the halo of diamond dust above. Well done Melanie! I have always loved the power, grandure, strength and extreme vastness of nature of high, snowy mountains, which tower above the plains or water, creating an amazing contrast between the two. I am a cloud, landscape and mountain digital photographer and have been to many places with high mountains to get some amazing cloud and mountain photos from New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, France, Germany, Canada(Yukon, Northwest Territories) and USA(Alaska) over the last 15 years. Wouldn’t like to be in the Himalayas in mid-winter in the middle of a blizzard! From Rebecca Hill, Canberra, Australia
Rebecca has nicely said it all. Well expressed. I fully go along with all she has expressed so well here.
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Most interesting picture, Hans. Looks like a vertical shot taken, where you can see a mixture of different weather phenomenon in the one place that doesn’t often get seen together, from precipitation and rainbows, to sun-dogs and halos, to contrails. From Rebecca Hill.
I agree with Rebecca. This photo is different and beautiful.
Thank you both for kind compliments, Rebecca and Joan. As to the different phenomena I must say it was a sunny day with no precipitation. I suppose Rebecca holds the colored arc for a rainbow but what looks like precipitation are streaks of cirrus. The arc itself is a segment of the 22 degrees halo and looking close you can see at the right sight a plit between the upper tangent arc and the 22 degrees halo. Anyway there are indeed much different things to see in one capture withe the wide angle overhead. So thanks again.
Thank you both for kind compliments, Rebecca and Joan. As to the different phenomena I don,t want to spoil things, but I must say it was a sunny day with no precipitation. I suppose Rebecca holds the colored arc for a rainbow but what looks like precipitation are streaks of cirrus. The arc itself is a segment of the 22 degrees halo and looking close you can see at the right side a split between the upper tangent arc and the 22 degrees halo. Anyway there are indeed much different things to see in one capture withe the wide angle overhead. So thanks again.