Note: I shot every image in this post from the same location. In this recent galactic post, I talked about exploring those “one of these days” places that we all drive by on the way to somewhere else. Well, now I want to talk a little bit about those “somewhere else” places that we’re always on Read more... you know you want to.
How many potential photo ops do you see all the time and then drive right by, thinking you'll check it out one of these days? You know, a dirt road you pass by on the way to a somewhere else, or an overlook on your favorite parkway that requires a short hike and you just Read more... you know you want to.
Sometimes when the conditions are just right, the demarcation in the twilight sky is as vivid as the colors of twilight itself. I’m afraid I don’t know what those conditions are, however, although it seems to occur most often after a front has come through and cleared the air. If there are any atmospheric scientists Read more... you know you want to.
Okay, one more night photo from the Smokies in honor of my new book Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I promise something new for tomorrow night’s image.
In this post, I talk about how light pollution affects the night sky photos I shoot around my house. Here’s another example that I shot last night from my back porch right at the end of twilight. When the clouds are low like this, the various lights in the neighborhood illuminate them nicely. As I said Read more... you know you want to.
Are you sick of my talking about twilight? Well, tough. My canning the blue-hour talk is about as likely to happen as Flo marrying that gecko. (Thanks Nancy!) The colorful glow seen in the western sky after sunset and eastern sky before sunrise is called the twilight arch. If the conditions are right, a really cool atmospheric phenomenon Read more... you know you want to.
Check out this blog post for more photos about antitwilight and anticrepuscular rays, along with info about the phenomena.
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Had an assignment to photograph one of the old mill towns along the Haw River in North Carolina. It’s typical of these kinds of towns, in that it isn’t the most exciting place to photograph. Contributing to the problem is that this particular mill has been reborn as condos, shops, and parking lots. All the Read more... you know you want to.