At -30 degrees celsius every step you take sounds like its louder than the last, but it is very interesting to photograph when its that cold, especialy the light seems to change a little, everything twinkles a bit more than usual.
Image captured in Nordreisa, Troms, Northern Norway. Nikon D810, 15mm.
Taken out on the Bald Hill opal field, Lightning Ridge N.S.W. 22.12.12 at 9:16pm EDST.
What a surprise this bolt was. The storms were shutting down and rapidly weakening by this point due to an upper atmospheric temperature drop. Outflow winds were furious by now too -indicative of the storms collapsing overhead and some very strong microbursts happening as a result.
We actually didn't really see this bolt, only a super bright flash (non-staccato). I had friends turn up to photograph with me and we were chatting at the time while looking out to the left of this area. I was just lucky enough to get this bolt in frame. Thank goodness for the 16mm!
These storms were still around 20-25k's out to the E-SE of town here. That's part of the Orion constellation visible in the upper left corner.
"I just watched this seeds and they told me, There is a Life after our death and its easy for the (Only) one who created Us
Those who are depressed,sad for their life ..Just look at small things like this.They are better than any Advices..to be cool and not to worry and all we need is just to push the soil and make your heads up so that you can face the Sun..and even if someone crush u on the same soil..u just have to raise once more..more stronger this time, Life is Precious Live it Happily......and don't hurt anybody "
Another oldie, with a dramatic title to fit with it being not new
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Citation [English]: «After the sun goes down, there’s often a period of really nice light and color in the sky, just for a few minutes, when the sun is below the horizon but bounces its light off the sky» /Robert James Waller. The Bridges of Madison County/
Citation [Russian]: «...после того, как солнце сядет, наступает момент, когда цвет и освещение делаются удивительно красивыми. Этот эффект длится всего несколько секунд, когда солнце только что ушло за горизонт, но его лучи как бы рикошетом продолжают освещать землю.» /Роберт Джеймс Уоллер. Мосты округа Мэдисон/
..:: From Here to Andromeda ::.. Around 2.5 million light-years from here, the Milky Way's big sister shines dimly in our night sky. There are some places on Earth where she's still visibly to the naked eye.
Here, on the isle of Texel (the Netherlands), is such a place. In good conditions you'd be blown away by how much you can see. And this picture here wasn't even shot in good conditions...
Following the lighthouse lit sandy path in between the dunes in center of the composition sits Andromeda, seemingly still. With the combined light of about a trillion stars (that's one million times a million!), Andromeda's image pierces through the darkness of space as it appeared 2.5 million years ago.
One other mind-blowing fact is that our Milky Way is on a collision course with Andromeda. In 3.75 billion years, our galaxies are expected to form one gigantic galaxy, spanning hundreds of thousands of light-years across.
From Here to Andromeda was captured in "de Slufter" (on the Isle of Texel, Netherlands) with the D600 at 14mm. The sky: f/2.8, 25s, ISO6400 The foreground: f/7.1, 903s, ISO800.
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Figured this would make a good Halloween post. I actually never noticed this shot from July 11, 2013, until I was going through some lightning pictures last night. Makes me wonder what other cool shots I've missed.