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Shadows Through the Sky II
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Published: November 15, 2010
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Canon Digital Rebel XSi
Tamron 10-24mm
panorama

So, what are you looking at here?
This is an optical phenomenon known as anticrepuscular rays. On the right (slightly blocked by trees) is the western horizon, and on the left, the eastern horizon. When the sun set on the right, there were a few clouds on the horizon. These clouds blocked some of the sun's light, creating these massive rays/shadows. The shadows were well-defined (thanks to the assistance of some sunset-lit clouds), and therefore extended all the way to the left. On the left, they appear to converge at a point called the "antisolar point." This, however, is simply an optical illusion, as the rays are actually parallel.

In other words... it was a ridiculous sunset :XD:

Please tell me what you think! 8-)
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1500x511px 720.02 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Date Taken
Aug 8, 2010, 8:50:50 PM
Software
Microsoft ICE v1.3.5.0
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Ithran's avatar
Mother Earth.. or Sky xD
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oODarkLunaOo's avatar
wow you are so lucky to have seen this... very pretty and soothing!
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Lyn-Lopez|Student Digital Artist
wawawawawawawawawwa ababababababa!!!!!!!! make me feel small ToT
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FramedByNature|Student Photographer
:XD:
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loglog5|Student Digital Artist
holy shizacoff!
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FramedByNature|Student Photographer
LOL I'll take that as a compliment :XD:
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loglog5|Student Digital Artist
pfft, I said a german cussword :P but yes it is wonderful
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Aldeas's avatar
The phenomenon is funny :D
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FramedByNature|Student Photographer
Yeah, it's crazy!
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HermitCrabStock's avatar
Extraordinary :clap:
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FramedByNature|Student Photographer
:thanks:
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This came out beautifully. What do you use to do your panorama shots? Just a tripod and Photoshop (or similar)? Or stitch it yourself? I've never tried a shot like this before. Must give it a go. It must have been eerie to see this in the skies - fantastic!
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FramedByNature|Student Photographer
Thank you! I used a free program called Microsoft ICE to stitch these photos :)
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Thanks! I found one as well and am desperate to try it out! I just need to dig up a tripod. I thought I had a mini travel one but don't know where it went.
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FramedByNature|Student Photographer
Your mini travel tripod was so mini, it decided to go travel on its own =D
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z3ir|Student Photographer
sbhan alah

magnificent view
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FramedByNature|Student Photographer
Thanks! :aww:
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thelastmushroom|Student Traditional Artist
Wow! What a cool sunset!
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FramedByNature|Student Photographer
Glad you like it =D
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DragonRichard|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww this is so peaceful x3
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FramedByNature|Student Photographer
Thank you :)
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DragonRichard|Hobbyist Digital Artist
YW C:
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MindsEye32|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa that's spectacular! Never seen that before.
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