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Shadows Through the Sky II by FramedByNature Shadows Through the Sky II by FramedByNature
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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:iconalexlifeson44:
alexlifeson44 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
great stuff
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:iconithran:
Ithran Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Mother Earth.. or Sky xD
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oODarkLunaOo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
wow you are so lucky to have seen this... very pretty and soothing!
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Lyn-Lopez Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wawawawawawawawawwa ababababababa!!!!!!!! make me feel small ToT
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student Photographer
:XD:
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loglog5 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
holy shizacoff!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Photographer
LOL I'll take that as a compliment :XD:
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loglog5 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
pfft, I said a german cussword :P but yes it is wonderful
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Aldeas Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
The phenomenon is funny :D
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Student Photographer
Yeah, it's crazy!
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HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Extraordinary :clap:
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Student Photographer
:thanks:
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:iconstorm-wolf-australia:
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 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you! I used a free program called Microsoft ICE to stitch these photos :)
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Storm-Wolf-Australia Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Student Photographer
Your mini travel tripod was so mini, it decided to go travel on its own =D
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Storm-Wolf-Australia Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
Heheheh or maybe it's microscopic! :/
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z3ir Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Photographer
sbhan alah

magnificent view
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks! :aww:
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thelastmushroom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! What a cool sunset!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Photographer
Glad you like it =D
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DragonRichard Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww this is so peaceful x3
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you :)
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DragonRichard Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YW C:
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MindsEye32 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa that's spectacular! Never seen that before.
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you very much :)
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Katsumoto79 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Amazing!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks =D
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Katsumoto79 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
:D
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CelticWolfEyes Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Simply AMAZING! :heart: :clap:
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you :)
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Contaku Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Another awesome picture!! :love:
You rock!!!!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you! :highfive:
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Contaku Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Student General Artist
:w00t!: :worship:
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KeswickPinhead Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   General Artist
Shared this one with my fb friends and twitterers...just marvelous, never in my almost 51 years have I seen anything like it.
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Photographer
Yeah, I don't imagine the conditions for this occur very often. Glad I got to see it! :)
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KeswickPinhead Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010   General Artist
I just gotta say it...I'm so glad you love photography.
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heartlesshero800 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist
Stunning photo. I love the sharp crisp image on the right that seems to fade as you pan to the left. It gives it a very smooth feeling. I love your work so much. Thanks for sharing such great talented photography.
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it. Thank you for commenting :)
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Kezzuki Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
awesome work!
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:iconframedbynature:
FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks! :boogie:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is an amazing shot - I don't think I've ever seen anticrepusculars quite so well defined.
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks! Me neither. I've never seen them solidly connect all the way across the sky like that. I believe this is because that instead of being cast into hazy air (like most anticrepusculars) these were actually physical shadows on some higher sunlit clouds :)
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Suchita21 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
this is soo sick!! its so cool!! amazing job!!!
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you so much! =D
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bo0xVn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wondeful!!
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks =D
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MisterCrowbar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They reminded me of magnetic field lines... very neat illusion, and capture!
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FramedByNature Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
Thank you! :)
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gambit951 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
WoW!!!
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