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mike alexander
2006-Sep-09, 01:24 PM
Tuesday I was leaving thje house just as the sun rose in the northern notch of Mount Hood. I reached in the car and grabbed the upper shot with the Nikon Coolpix in the door pocket.

Wednesday morning I got up a few minutes earlier for the same picture at the same time. Okay, a minute or so later.

http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8886/twosunsne2.th.jpg (http://img132.imageshack.us/my.php?image=twosunsne2.jpg)

paul f. campbell
2006-Sep-09, 04:56 PM
Hi Mike very nice shots. Ive never been out your way I hope to some day.

2006-Sep-09, 07:59 PM
Nice. A great deal of pink and red. Is that typical for some reason?

I like the shadow from the mountain peak. It might be a good warm-up picture to explaining the belt of Venus (http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/earshad.htm).

mike alexander
2006-Sep-12, 12:11 AM
Red sunrises aren't all that rare in the fall, but the last few weeks have been augmented by smoke from forest fires north and east of here.

2006-Sep-12, 03:39 AM
Ah ha. :) Thanks. Fires and volcanos are very helpful in creating a red horizon. You did say fire, right? ;)

2006-Sep-12, 11:31 AM
Nice shot!

Lucky you.

Here in MS I only get to take such Sun photos overlooking low sand hills or delta plains. But I don't set the f stop to ~22 because then I might get a picture of someone whose civil rights are being clearly violated in the shot.

Sheriffs herebouts don't take kindly to such sorts of publicity. Ditto re the local yokels and the super troopers.


Mak (a half hour drive from Highway 61)

2006-Sep-12, 08:24 PM
What a minute! The Sun is two different sizes! This must be a hoax and we've never been to Mt. Hood! :)

2006-Sep-13, 02:57 PM
Very pretty.

2006-Sep-15, 02:21 AM
Great images!

:D :clap:

mike alexander
2006-Sep-15, 10:24 PM
I'd just add: for those who don't think you can ever get a good picture of the sky (and I've felt that way, oftimes), just grab any old camera you can, flip it on automatic and blast away. It may not be Cartier-Bresson, but you might just grab something nice.

2006-Sep-16, 10:53 AM
cute photo by you.

2006-Sep-22, 08:48 AM
Early in May I took this picture with my Fujifilm Finepix camera of the sunrise over the mountains of Hermanus at the Southern tip of Africa.
These colorful lenticular clouds are hovering over "Babylon's Tower"