26 January 2011

Atmospheric effects

Although the views here at Stratheden don't extend to infinity as the views at Casa Tetzcoco did (yes, the peak of Mount Taylor, about 90 air miles away was visible unless the pollution from Albuquerque interfered), they are more varied. The sunsets are not as frequently stunning but can be just as stunning less often.

A couple of nights ago was especially noteworthy for the crepuscular ray display.* This photograph is as it came from my camera with no intervention except to re-size it. The effect was even more pronounced and dramatic to the eye.

*With a warm thanks for SuAnne for the proper identification of this phenomenon. She located it in THE CLOUDSPOTTER'S GUIDE by Gavin Pretor-Pinney. You might know him as the founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society.

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