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Title: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on February 15, 2003, 08:28:43 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/ThunderJuly93a.JPG )

I shot this picture looking south from our yard just at sundown in July of 93 - the year of the Great Flood.  This thunderhead dumped over 5" of rain in about 45 minutes on Linn, MO about 20 miles south of us.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/Frostytree2.JPG )
Here is an elm tree in our front yard I caught with the early morning frost.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: IndyIan on February 21, 2003, 10:11:07 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/loghouse_15k.jpg )

Thought I'd add this pic, its my neighbors house.
You can't see in this pic but its log with 7 courses of squared logs and a 9 foot ceiling.  A good solid house! ;D

They have cedar shingles and timber framed porch as well, very nice how it blends into the landscape.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mark M on February 23, 2003, 11:44:33 AM
Here is a picture I took on Untersberg near Salzburg Austria. Not really a sky picture, but you can see da sky.  :-/

Mark


(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/Untersberg.jpg )

Big image at http://www.pbase.com/image/13529271
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mark M on February 23, 2003, 12:05:28 PM
This one is pretty close to a "Sky" picture.


(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/Fifi.jpg )

FiFi - the last flying B-29
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bro. Noble on February 23, 2003, 12:31:26 PM
Mark,

Is FI-FI part of the Confederate Airforce in Arkansas?

5 or 6 years I heard a strange noise and looked up,  a B-29 was flying over.  I told my son to take a good look and listen to that because he would probably never see or hear it again.  That night on the news they reported a B-29 coming into the Springfield, Mo. airport-----part of the Confederate Airforce.

We have Stealth bombers and B52's fly over in training all the time,  but that B-29 gave us a special thrill.

Noble
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on February 23, 2003, 02:46:57 PM
How's that big thing fly without it's props turnin'? ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mark M on February 23, 2003, 02:49:49 PM
Hi Noble,

Yes I am sure it is the same plane. I think they changed the name to the Commemorative Air Force though. There is a website at http://www.cafb29b24.org/ that tells about this plane and Dimond Lil - the B24. They were in town this summer for about a week and I went down and took pictures when they took off. For about $300 you could fly in the 24 and I gave it some serious consideration. My dad flew B-17's and if I ever get the chance to fly in one of those I will. Here's another shot of FiFi. When I get a little time I'll upload some more to my Pbase page.

Mark

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/29.jpg )



Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mark M on February 23, 2003, 02:51:47 PM
I told them to stop the props when they got overhead so my pictures wouldn't be blurry.  :D

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: whitepe on February 23, 2003, 05:12:15 PM
Most nearly everyone knows that the Enola Gay was
the name of the B-29 that carried the atomic bomb
on that fateful day over Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. She was named by the pilot, Lt. Col. Paul W. Tibbets in honor of his mother, Enola Gay Haggard.  

However, most don't know the name of the B-29 that
carried the atomic bomb over Nagasaki.  That B-29 was named Bock's Car after it's usual commander,
Frederick Bock. But Bock's Car was piloted by
Major Charles W. Sweeney.  

Contrary to some myths. Now retired General Paul W. Tibbets did not commit suicide and piloted FI-FI in 1990.
In fact today, Feb. 23,  is Gen. Tibbets' birthday as he was born in Quincy, Illinois in 1915.

see:

http://www.tangischools.org/schools/phs/think/man/tibpic.htm

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mark M on February 23, 2003, 06:07:07 PM
You can see Bockscar at the Wright-Paterson Airforce Museum in Dayton Ohio. It's a really neat place.

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/index.htm
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: CHARLIE on February 23, 2003, 10:16:12 PM
If y'all want to read a good book that will describe what it was like being in a B17 and a B24, I suggest:

The Mighty Eighth by Gerald Astor.  It's paperback.

It's about the 8th Airforce in Britain. It will give you a dang good idea what those boys went through in those planes.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on February 28, 2003, 05:58:41 AM
Arkansawyer sent me this picture of Arkansas Sunshine.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/ArkansasSunshine.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Haytrader on February 28, 2003, 02:20:06 PM
That boy has got to be quite a hand with his camera. And he talks all the time about doin all this sawin. Truth be known, he probably has Rodney doin the sawin while he is out taking pictures.
:D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: ohsoloco on February 28, 2003, 09:01:14 PM
Keep 'em pictures cummin, those are some purty pictures.  If it ever warms up around here maybe I'll get out to take some of my own to post  ::)   I THINK there's some logs lying out there under the snow....
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mark M on February 28, 2003, 10:48:45 PM

Here is a view from when I went mountin climbing. My butt was draggin that day  ;)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/IceCaves1.jpg )



Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on March 01, 2003, 02:00:31 AM
I’ve lived 99.9% of my life at 500-700 foot elevation.  On one of our trips out west, we stopped at one of the parks near Flagstaff.  It was only 100 yards up this moderately steep path to see a volcano crater.  The air was crisp and I felt good – even invigorated.  Got about 100 feet and I thought my lungs were going to come out of my chest!  I had to stop a couple of times going up to “blow awhile”.  
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on March 01, 2003, 06:29:39 AM
I've spent my life at or under 50 feet above sea level.  You should have seen me at Pike's Peak. :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: johnjbc on March 01, 2003, 09:06:05 AM
10 years ago while visiting my son in Cal. We went on a camping trip to Yemenite and to see the Redwoods.  My son and I took one day to hike to the top of Half Dome (~ 18 mi.) .
The last 900 ft. is up smooth granite at about a 60 degree angle. 900 ft. doesn't sound like much but it took over 3 hr. Luckily they have drilled holes and planted pipe with cable for a hand rail and you can almost walk up it. :P
There are 2 cables with posts about 8 ft apart and every other one had a 2x4 crossways between  the pipes.. With the thin air we had to stop at everyone and catch our breath before going on. The lack of oxygen makes you real weak.
Had a little excitement on the way down. It got dark!  ::) ::)
Luckily we ran into a couple Rangers with a flashlight who were looking for someone else and we followed them down. The morel is that if the sign says it’s a full day hike don't wait until 8:00 AM to start. 8) 8)
If you ever get a chance do it, it is cool to lay on the edge of the cliff and look straight
down almost 1 1/2 mi. you couldn't make out the cars on the road only the buses. 8) 8)
John
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: johnjbc on March 01, 2003, 09:56:45 AM
Tom your comment about Pike's Peak reminds me of  trip we took out west when our kids were small. Way back in the last century. We set up our campers at the bottom of Pike's Peak and everyone who wanted to go up hopped in to my 1970 Plymouth Station wagon (with a big V8) and headed up the mountain. Everything went OK till about 11000 ft. when the car wouldn't go anymore. ::) ::) It would start but when you pushed on the gas black smoke came out the tail pipe but lt didn't make enough power to move. :P :P
Well my wife and sister in-law looked out the window and down down down not straight down but it went as far as you could see And started crying(http://www.forestryforum.com/smile/cry2.gif )

After about 10 min. the Park Rangers came along with there 454 cu. in. rig and offered us a tow to the next turn around. :-* They had a cable no more than 6 ft. long and the overhang behind the rear axle was longer than that. Every time we went around one of the hairpin turns,  the overhang would swing out over where they normally put the guard rails, on normal roads and pull us right to the edge. :-X :-X Wife and sister in-law were very vocal about that at first :'( :'(. Then they got on the floor and covered their eyes.
When we got to the first turn out they unhooked us and told us we could go back down or advance the ignition about 30 degrees and go on up 8) 8). After some discussion I loosened the distributor and turned it about 1/6 turn and we went right up. ;D ;D
That was a fun trip, visited relatives in Mo. And Co. and had a great time except for falling in the Glory Hole but we won't talk about that :-X :-X.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mark M on March 01, 2003, 01:25:27 PM
Well I might have been egg-zadg-u-ratin a little when I said mountain climbing  :-[

It was more like a nice stroll along this path. Course it did happen in a mountain, and we were going up  :-/



(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/IceCave2.jpg )


http://www.pbase.com/image/13814529
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Minnesota_boy on March 01, 2003, 02:23:26 PM
Nice picture, Mark, but look at all those clearcuts in th background. :-/
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: beenthere on March 01, 2003, 06:52:20 PM
I expect those "clearcuts" are managed forest areas that help keep the whole forest from burning down.  ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: whitepe on March 03, 2003, 01:44:03 PM
Mark,
How do you mt. climb with no feet.   ???  ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mark M on March 21, 2003, 09:11:14 AM
I have a good recipe for these things. You cook them in a pot with 4 smooth rocks.
Cook for about 3 hours on medium heat then remove the seagull and eat the rocks.
Works well for loons too!
;D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/3_10_03/Seagull.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on April 11, 2003, 05:25:32 AM
I was deleting some links out of my favorites list when I found this one to NASA. It is a java applet for listings of times for flyovers of satellites and such. I looked up the space station and found it was going to be low in it's orbit over our place. Patty got home from night classes just in time to view it with me. Pretty impressive.

http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/SSapplications/Post/JavaSSOP/JavaSSOP.html
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on May 07, 2003, 06:49:12 AM
Got a shot of this rainbow last evening (5/6/03) after a storm went south of us.  

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/wsrainbow1.JPG )

It's real hard to capture the beauty with just one small shot.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: AtLast on June 08, 2003, 07:30:44 PM
We have the " Yankee Air Force" here in Michigan. My father and daughter JUSt went up in their B-17..1 of 4 still flying today. The : Yankee Lady"...My daughter was THRILLED and my father is still smiling to this day. Been around aircraft all my life and I cant honestly say theres nothing like tyhe feeling of flying..GREAT pictures on here guys...really nice
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on June 14, 2003, 04:57:47 AM
The picture doesn't do justice to the sunrises that we have been getting lately. If the mosquitos weren't so bad you could stand out and enjoy them more.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/june sunrise.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on June 20, 2003, 08:40:36 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/kodiacmoniac.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: ARKANSAWYER on June 30, 2003, 05:42:14 AM
  When out mobile sawing and you see a front line like this coming it is time to fold up and head for the barn.  I am glad that my WM folds up fast.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/DSC00415FF.JPG )

ARKANSAWYER
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on July 18, 2003, 07:46:32 PM
Flight Over The Forest. July 4, 2003.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/flight_over_the _forest.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: ARKANSAWYER on July 27, 2003, 08:59:45 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/DSC00070f.JPG )

 Another day gone, and not all of the sawing done.  The sawdust settles with the sun as the sounds of day pass to night.  I fold up my mill and head to home knowing as the sun returns so will my labor, but for now I rest my might.  One must live each day and savor the night for the Lord grants no promise to man the coming of another day.
ARKANSAWYER
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on July 27, 2003, 09:30:30 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/tomreflections.jpg )
For those times he's provided for a tomorrow,
it's so that we don't have to do it all today.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on August 04, 2003, 07:57:37 PM
A view over top the old block house on Lime Islands south shore.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunset2_web.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on August 04, 2003, 08:02:13 PM
A hazy sky. Lime Island looking North from the north shore somewhere towards Kevin's St. Joseph Island

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/lime_looking _north_web.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mark M on August 08, 2003, 09:16:03 PM
This one has a little sky in it.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/BadLands.jpg )

ND Badlands - Burning Coal Veins Campground


Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: ohsoloco on August 24, 2003, 06:19:09 PM
Sorry, I don't have any pics of my own to post here, but I just stumbled across this website and thought of this thread when I saw some of the pictures:

http://www.spacew.com/
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on August 25, 2003, 01:28:33 AM
One good thing about living on the West coast... get some amazing sunsets over the sea.. like this :)

Ian
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/ianab-sunset1.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on August 28, 2003, 02:56:11 PM
Sunset over the Cottonwood.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunset_through_the_cottonwood.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on August 28, 2003, 08:17:40 PM
Perry sent me his pictures from his trip to Michigan. He had a ultra cool pic of the big mac bridge. I stole it to post. ;D

Great Picture PEW!
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/perrys_bigmac.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: whitepe on August 30, 2003, 04:19:30 PM
If I had waited and taken that picture about 30 minutes
later than I did, you would have seen the Forestry Forum red truck on the bridge.  Sorry...  :(
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on September 08, 2003, 06:37:13 PM
You don't see the water that calm under Big Mac very often. A lot of wind current usually out there. Great Picture.

Sunset on Greenfield Lake. Southeastern Michigan, mid August, 2003.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunset_on_greenfield_lake.jpg )

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on September 08, 2003, 07:31:50 PM
 :D  You're pulling my leg, Ron.  :D
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunset_on_greenfield_lake-rightsideup.jpg )
This is really right side up, isn't it?  :-/
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on September 08, 2003, 08:25:58 PM
I think you caught him on that one Tom! :D
Heres one from Logging congress. A little different sky scene.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/ultralight_congress.jpg )

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on September 09, 2003, 06:12:29 AM
Out doing chores and ran to get the camera. Was just a little late getting the sun just coming up through the clouds.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunrise.jpg )

Life is good on the farm. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Larry on September 09, 2003, 07:50:16 PM
Out doing chores and ran to get the camera.  Moon just coming up from through the clouds. ;D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/moon4.jpg )


Think I'll get the tripod out and see if I can do a little better tomorrow night. ;)

Not for sure what a Harvest Moon is but think we are getting close.

Norm, your right.  Life is good on the farm.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: OneWithWood on September 10, 2003, 11:36:10 AM
Larry,
If you are lucky and you take the pic just before daylight starts happining you can get a shot of Mars too.  It is relatively close to the moon and very bright right now.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on September 10, 2003, 01:26:29 PM
I saw that this morning. I should have come back in for the camera. Maybe tomorrow it will still be clear.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: chet on September 14, 2003, 07:58:30 AM
This is a shot of appropriately named Sunset Lake, that I live next to.

                (http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunset lake 014 optimized.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: chet on September 14, 2003, 08:09:22 AM
This is a shot of my son, forum member JeffS taken the same evening as the sunset pic.

  (http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/JeffSsking2opt.jpg )

Title: Isabel storm front
Post by: Bibbyman on September 20, 2003, 06:59:04 PM
Haytrader sent me these pictures of the Isabel and asked me to help him get them down to size to post.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/wsstormfront.jpg )

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/wsstormfront1.jpg )

Pretty Dramatic!  Maybe he can tell us about them.  I can figure out how he got them from his back door in Kansas!  ???
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Wildflower on September 28, 2003, 08:19:31 PM
Here is a sunset from Electric Al and Linda's place in Iowa.Caught this just before leaving.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunset.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on October 09, 2003, 06:56:20 PM
Sure is flat there, ain't it?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mhasel on October 09, 2003, 07:45:57 PM
WOW there are some great shots here, hope there is some room for a B&W I took last winter.

Mike

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/Christ-Church.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: ARKANSAWYER on October 10, 2003, 06:55:14 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/DSC00219f.JPG )
 
Another day done and another pile of sawdust left behind as Wanda trys to get home before them same ole stars twinkle again.
ARKANSAWYER
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 10, 2003, 11:55:22 AM
Have any of ya'll heard of a Hunters moon? Is it defined the same way across the country?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 10, 2003, 11:58:47 AM
Neat Link. Calculate your moonrise/sunrise times

http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/RS_OneDay.html
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mhasel on October 10, 2003, 02:54:57 PM
Jeff,

In my neck of the woods (Southern MD) we have always know it as a harvest moon. One of the first ones that I can remember seeing, I was out one night plowing, looked up across the road towards the woods and thought they were on fire :o

Mike
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 10, 2003, 03:55:35 PM
What is the definition of a harvest moon? What makes a harvest moon a harvest moon?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Kevin on October 10, 2003, 04:07:35 PM
Does it have something to do with a UP'r pulling his pants down at da deer camp?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 10, 2003, 04:11:17 PM
Nope. I'm askin. I know, or at least think constitutes a hunters moon, and I would imagine Harvest moon is the same.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Kevin on October 10, 2003, 04:15:49 PM
The full moon nearest the time of the September equinox.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 10, 2003, 04:19:45 PM
Is the equinox related to the fact that the sunsets and the moon rises at almost the same time? Thats what I was always taught was a hunters moon. I didn't think they were necessarily related.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Kevin on October 10, 2003, 04:31:18 PM
http://home.hiwaay.net/~krcool/Astro/moon/harvest/

Courtesy of Art
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 10, 2003, 04:45:07 PM
Still does nott address my question on what a hunters moon is doe it?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Kevin on October 10, 2003, 04:56:28 PM
http://factmonster.com/ce6/sci/A0824568.html
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Don P on October 10, 2003, 05:03:14 PM
Try this one; M and I were looking them up after a friend called one last winter the Ice moon.
http://www.seds.org/nineplanets/psc/fullmoons.html

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/drpptlkout.jpg )
Took this the other morning on my way to look at some wood. Our mountain is the one to the right of the lit one.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 10, 2003, 05:06:57 PM
You have a mountain? Are you actually donboy?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Kevin on October 10, 2003, 05:08:33 PM
Goodnight donboy.  ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Don P on October 10, 2003, 05:20:20 PM
Well us and a few others  ;D. The sign at the bottom says "Welcome to Brierpatch, Population: Several"
Its sort of customary when someone asks where you're from around here to name a landmark. That's ours, Point Lookout is the lit mountain in that shot, its beside Big Ridge and Buck Mt. I'll try to get up on Buck for some fall colors, on a clear day you can see pretty far into Carolina from there.
Nite Clay Boy... ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pappy on October 12, 2003, 06:37:15 PM
gorgeous day up here today, very unusual for October 75 degrees plus

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/fall 2003 out back.jpg )

this out on our back 40 looking north
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on October 28, 2003, 09:07:58 AM
Still working the morning shift.   ;D

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunrise10.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on October 28, 2003, 08:14:13 PM
Didn't know there was that much "North" left on the other side of you, Termite. :D

That's a neat picture Norm.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: L. Wakefield on October 29, 2003, 07:46:34 AM
what I've been told is the harvest moon is the full moon in October. The hunter's moon is the full moon in November. Then there are names for all the other ones. One was something about moon of deep snow or something like that.  lw
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pappy on October 29, 2003, 08:18:19 AM
Full Moon Names (http://www.forestryforum.com/smile/Ghost_anim.gif )


http://www.almanac.com/astronomy/moonnames.php

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: L. Wakefield on October 29, 2003, 02:03:38 PM
   That page didn't work for me..lw
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Don P on November 10, 2003, 07:05:50 PM
On the way home from Luke's mill, looking across the river and into Carolina.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/drpsunset.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on November 11, 2003, 07:08:08 AM
Big Sky, Montana. A major ski area development. 9/03

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/big_sky_ski_area.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on November 12, 2003, 02:23:06 AM
Sky and Moon
Dont know what you call this one but it's pushing what the poor little digital cam can do
Moonrise thru light cloud

Ian
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/ianab_moonrise.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bro. Noble on November 12, 2003, 06:44:45 AM
Ianab,

Awsome picture,  You almost expect to see a witch fly her broom across the moon ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Stump Jumper on November 15, 2003, 12:23:47 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunset.JPG )
This is a Western Michigan Sunset.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/rainbow 1.JPG )
This is a straight line rainbow over Big Bay De Noc near Garden Corners.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on November 19, 2003, 05:04:29 PM
Montana Sunrise. Looking east over Bozeman, Montana; 9/03.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/montana_sunrise_bozeman_montana.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tobacco Plug on December 06, 2003, 09:59:10 PM
This is a picture of a sunset behind my house.  Note the three species of pines- Loblolly, Longleaf, and Shortleaf all growing together.  Also note the poorly formed shortleaf in the middle.  Looks like ice or snow broke the top years ago.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/October Sky Behind House.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on December 10, 2003, 02:18:28 AM
Another "playing with camera shot"
This is 1/2 moon shot through the branches of a rata tree in the local National park just before sunset.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/ianab_rata_tree_and_moon.jpg )

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: ARKANSAWYER on December 15, 2003, 07:50:00 PM
    I looks up from my sawing and thought my woods was a fire. :o  I sit in wonder as the sun fell behind the mountians and put the fire out in my woods.  I then turned on the lights and went back to my labor.
ARKANSAWYER
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/DSC00284f.JPG )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on January 02, 2004, 05:04:36 PM
January 2, 2004..

Mary and I had pulled lumber from stock to fill a couple of orders most of the day.  It got up to over 70 degrees – likely the best day we’re going to have in January.

Got into the house about sundown and set down for just a minute when there was a knock at the door.  Mary went to see who it was.  She didn’t return and didn’t call for help so I waited about 10 minutes before investigating.  It was our taxidermist customer.  He needed a wide heavy piece of wood to mount a Cape buffalo head that will go into a display at the Missouri state capitol building.  (Sounds odd I know but we just get caught up in such things. I’ll try to get pictures.)

We found him a chunk of red oak about 20” wide and 2” thick to make his mount.  It was about the last of some red oak we’d sawn 9 years ago when we first started.  He placed an order for some walnut and also said he’d be adding onto his house this spring and wanted to panel it in ERC as he done another room he’d built.

As we walked back to the house,  we decided it would be great to just get a pizza for supper.  Mary even volunteered to “fly”.  

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/wssunsetjan204.JPG )
I walked into the house and looked at the sunset and decide it was worth taking a picture of.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 10, 2004, 07:02:12 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/stormline1.jpg )


Storm front out west.      9/02
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on January 14, 2004, 05:35:40 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/tom-htreesky02-opt.jpg )
At the gate as I left Historic Trees Yesterday.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 16, 2004, 03:35:44 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/landscape2op.jpg )


Just kind of odd. ::)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on January 29, 2004, 04:26:59 AM
A cold January sunrise.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/january sunrise.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: sherwood on January 29, 2004, 06:45:29 AM
"Best Photos Of The Past Year"
2003
~~ Awesome ~~

http://www.fifth-essence.com/archive/bestpix2003/index.htm
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Larry on January 29, 2004, 03:41:28 PM
Last fall down in Arky land out of the camper door.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/Beaver lake.jpg )


Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Larry on January 29, 2004, 05:42:56 PM
Sunrise way up north eh. :)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunrise1.jpg )

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/sunrise2.jpg )

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 30, 2004, 03:49:04 PM
Ummmm. Here's a sky pic. Albeit from the seet of a sky ranger :)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/04_01_03/mez.jpg )

Confluence of the Nass River (milk white) and the Meziadin River (ice blue) in Northwestern BC. Both are fed by glacial melt waters, but the Meziadin is filtered by the Meziadin Lake removing the silt load. Both rivers a choked full of migrating salmon in fall  :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 30, 2004, 04:19:30 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool pics, all! I love those sunrises.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on July 15, 2004, 06:55:11 PM
I forgot to post this yesterday, but I took this one on Tues. evening. We had a storm sliding just past us to our SE and it cleared up to our West just in time for the sunset. Sorry about the power lines, but there is NO place around here without them, and I wasn't going out into the field.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/sunset1opt.jpg )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on October 24, 2004, 02:37:57 PM
Starting to see the sunsets now that the sun is lower in the sky.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/sunset10-23-04.JPG )
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: redpowerd on October 24, 2004, 04:54:18 PM
norm, never ever seen such a deep orange and red sunset. so dark. must be all that corn ground reflecting some kinda toxic radiation. ??? ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Murf on October 25, 2004, 12:58:16 PM
Here is the sunrise here in Ontario one frosty February morning last winter.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/Ontario Sunrise.jpg )

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: WoodSmith on December 06, 2004, 09:44:02 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/oregon_coast.jpg )
Southern Oregon Coast

My picture didn't convert very well
need more practice
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: WoodSmith on December 06, 2004, 09:58:37 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/North_Coast.jpg )
OK, much better
They launch these Commercial Salmon Dory's on to the beach and then run them back up onto the beach.
Picture taken on the Northern Oregon Coast at Pacific City
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: WoodSmith on December 06, 2004, 10:40:01 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/Silverfalls.jpg )
Thought I would share a view of Oregon Cascades mountain range.
I'm using Adobe Photoshop, but I'm not getting consistant quality.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: WoodSmith on December 06, 2004, 10:53:17 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/fire_starter.jpg )
Fire starter
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: sprucebunny on December 13, 2004, 08:12:13 PM
Some unusual clouds in NH 10/04

(http://forestryforum.com/images/03_21_04/skywaves.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: sawguy21 on December 28, 2004, 12:57:36 PM
All those pics are something to see. We live on an incredible piece of rock.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ernie on February 03, 2005, 04:03:25 PM
A view from the top of of our farm in North Taranaki New Zealand
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on February 03, 2005, 04:51:31 PM
One word Ernie,

WOW
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on February 03, 2005, 04:56:46 PM
"huddled in quit anticipation..." ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on February 03, 2005, 05:01:26 PM
You have to love those west coast sunsets  :)

ian
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: isawlogs on February 03, 2005, 08:16:36 PM
 A farm nearby ,  winter of 2004
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Patty on February 16, 2005, 05:14:45 PM
That scene is beautiful, Marcel. It easily could be a farmstead here in Iowa.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: isawlogs on February 24, 2005, 08:21:35 PM
 Patty ..
   I also like this picture , I took this not to far from where I live . Its something that I want to paint when ever I get time . I have a few more laying around that where took for me to paint .... need to find time .
 Never been to Iowa , but I'm sure I would feel wright at home ...  ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: KiwiCharlie on February 25, 2005, 02:34:41 PM
Sunset on New Years Eve '03.
Charlie.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10039/sunset2.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on February 26, 2005, 08:04:40 AM
You guys sure make me proud I started this thread.  LOTS and LOTS of great pictures.!!

We have a pretty good view from our home.  Anytime there is a great sundown or rainbow or something of note,   I get Alex and Brooks’ attention and show it to them.  They’ve gained an appreciation for Mother Nature’s art and now will point out a colorful sunset to me.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on June 02, 2005, 03:39:00 AM
Spent four evenings watching the sun set over Lake Michigan last weekend.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/5-27-05%20%281%29.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/5-28-05%20%2877%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Norm on June 02, 2005, 07:52:05 AM
Rainbow pic from the other night.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10427/rainbow.jpg)

Nice pictures of the sunsets Furby. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on June 02, 2005, 09:15:33 AM
I love rainbows! 
Furby, that second shot is awesome.  Did ya ever stop to think that if an artist painted that, folks wouldn't believe it was real.   :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on July 02, 2005, 10:22:12 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10432/sunrise_in_the_east_op.jpg)
Took this a few years ago while on vacation.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on July 02, 2005, 02:30:30 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10026/sunset-newrichmond-wis-june2005.jpg)

Charlie's sunset picture, New Richmond, Wis., June 2005
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on July 02, 2005, 02:54:57 PM
Pigman,
Cracker Barrel postcard carousel ??? ::)
 ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on July 02, 2005, 03:11:00 PM
Pigman,
Cracker Barrel postcard carousel ??? ::)
 ;D
Of course Furby. ;) Cracker Barrel has the coolest pictures. 8)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2005, 03:36:18 PM
I wasnt goona even go there Furb... :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on July 02, 2005, 11:20:39 PM
Fall of 2004 this old man and his young wife climbed to the top of Mt. Pisgah in N C. Nice view up there. 
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10432/mt_pisgah_op.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Ernie on July 03, 2005, 04:58:19 PM
Sure is amazing what an old man will do for a young wife, I know, Jan's mid fifties and I'm almost on the old age pension at 63 :) :) :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on July 03, 2005, 09:52:53 PM
My arm hurts from patting myself on the back for starting this thread.  Been awhile since I've just started at the front and looked at every picture.

GREAT STUFF!!!   8)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on July 03, 2005, 11:11:36 PM
Ernie,  I'm 60 and my wife is 54, but she still thinks she is 35 when it comes to hiking and climbing mountains. :o ;D  I'm just glad it was a low mountain. ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on July 26, 2005, 11:45:18 PM
View of part of Jackson Hole from the Tetons.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10432/jackson_hole_op.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on July 26, 2005, 11:59:46 PM
I like the big cotton ball in the middle.  :)
Nice shot!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pappy on October 28, 2005, 09:30:03 AM
Couple a buddies of mine were muskie fishing up around the Hartt family camp at Glazier lake on the border waters of Maine and New Brunswick Canada, and got a shot of this double rainbow... Wish we woulda been dere  8)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10691/pappy%20double%20rainbows%20at%20Glazier%20Lake.jpg)


Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 28, 2005, 09:38:40 AM
Thanks for bringing this thread back up Tim. Great photo.  I forgot my Sister LEEEANDA sent me a seris of Sky photos she took to post here. Here is the first one taken from her dock.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/cloudy-reflection.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 28, 2005, 09:41:01 AM
Same evening...

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/cloudy-reflection_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 28, 2005, 09:44:13 AM
Another of Lynda's photos either taken at her house on the Lake or up to the cabin. I think this is a cabin photo.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/DSCF0002.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pappy on October 28, 2005, 10:31:40 AM
Sometimes the skies aren't so nice  :o  these were taken before the rainbow appeared...


pretty ominous looking
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10691/pappy%20Glen%20at%20Glazier2.jpg)

starting to look better now
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10691/pappy%20Glen%20at%20Glazier.jpg)


Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 28, 2005, 12:28:36 PM
There are some amazing photos on this thread!
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 28, 2005, 02:14:29 PM
We know  ;D  smiley_smug01
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2005, 09:56:03 PM
There is a big red circle around the moon tonight. THe photo does not do it justice, and when I went back out to try for a better one, it was gone.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/sky_circle.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on November 17, 2005, 10:01:33 PM
Gonna be cold tonight eh? ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Paschale on November 18, 2005, 01:11:34 AM
There is a big red circle around the moon tonight. THe photo does not do it justice, and when I went back out to try for a better one, it was gone.

My dad always told me there was a specific term for that--it escapes me.  I think I'll have to call him up and ask him!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: OneWithWood on November 18, 2005, 08:42:19 AM
Whenever there is a halo around the moon like that it is forewarning of rain or snow.  The halo is the reflection of moonlight off moisture droplets in the atmosphere.  Sure looks pretty.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on November 18, 2005, 02:28:52 PM
My dad always told me there was a specific term for that--it escapes me.  I think I'll have to call him up and ask him!

Good as an excuse as any. Wish I could still call mine.  :-\   
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on November 18, 2005, 02:54:31 PM
Do what my Mom does, send him an email @heaven.god ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on November 26, 2005, 09:10:46 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10026/fla-lone-cypress-35.jpg)

A lone Cypress bannered by Pines at Spencer Field
Nov.2005 about 4pm
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 27, 2005, 07:47:51 AM
Tom are those cypress tough (survivors)? He's got a pretty small crown.  ???
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on November 28, 2005, 08:45:55 PM
Shot Chet and I got on the way home from visiting Shotgun's camp.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/sunset_on_28_opt.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: moosehunter on November 29, 2005, 07:52:34 AM
You shot Chet???????????????????
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bro. Noble on November 29, 2005, 10:09:54 AM
You shot Chet???????????????????

Well,  I bet he did get on his way home :o :o
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on November 29, 2005, 06:47:27 PM
Swamp,

Cypress are typically sparse like that up top. that's what I think makes them so distinctive and pretty.  There are a few limbs way up there and they have little tufts of leaves/needles that make them look kinda oriental because they are flat.  Those that have spanish moss hanging from them are even more so spectacular.

This is a very healthy tree and is one of about four remaining in a damp spot that will become pasture.  Remember I've talked of clearing out wetland species because the Gov. will stop you from using your land if they are found?  Well.......    This is to be a pasture.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 29, 2005, 07:14:06 PM
I was curious because I've seen yellow cedar/cypress with almost nothing left for crown and still supporting a farely large tree. Those things are indistructable except burning. Where I worked in Northern BC I never saw any regenerating because of the sitka deer problem and they grow up in the mountains, not down next to sea level like red cedar. You wouldn't think the deer would be in the higher elevations, they must think they're goats.  :'(
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on December 23, 2005, 03:24:20 PM
A picture I took a while back. Any guesses where it was taken. Kind of looks like it might rain.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10432/china_beach_op.jpg)
The picture was taken in1969 at China Beach, an in country R and R center at DaNang, RVN. The US TV show  " China Beach" was very loosely based on this R and R center.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 23, 2005, 03:42:40 PM
Could be anywhere along NB's North eastern ocean front here. I'm gonna say Val Comeau , but I don't think you've ever been there. ;D

Val Comeau Beach Sunset  (http://www.sn2000.nb.ca/comp/camping-valcomeau/album/coucher-de-soleil.jpg)

Val Comeau Beach (http://www.sn2000.nb.ca/comp/camping-valcomeau/album/photo-Plage.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on December 23, 2005, 03:55:49 PM
If you look at the file title, it will give you a good clue. ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 23, 2005, 04:05:41 PM
Piggyboy, what's the pile of 'stuff' on the beach?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on December 23, 2005, 04:08:15 PM
If you mean on the left of the picture, they are sand bags.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 23, 2005, 04:09:38 PM
Oh, ok ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Deadwood on December 24, 2005, 04:53:50 AM
Here is a nice sky scene, but you may notice I took it while working on the BNSF Railroad out in Nebraska, hence the lack of trees.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12909/Ed%20Walks%20Away.jpg)
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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Deadwood on December 26, 2005, 08:15:23 AM
Heres another great sky scene picture I found. I thought you might like it.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12909/Four%20Boats%20at%20Sunrise.jpg)
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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Radar67 on December 27, 2005, 07:05:36 PM
Here's one I got of Devil's Tower.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12911/DevilsTower.jpg)


Stew
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: DouginUtah on December 27, 2005, 07:37:30 PM
Funny story...  :)  Well, I may be the only one who thinks it is funny, but....

We went to visit Devil's Tower and were camped out in a field, sleeping under the stars. I looked up and there it was--a UFO. Seriously! Slowly moving across the sky. NW to SE.

This was quite a few years ago--just after the movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind came out.

-Doug
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 28, 2005, 08:32:34 AM
Stew, that looks like a scene right out of a movie.  8)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Radar67 on December 28, 2005, 11:16:14 AM
SD, there was a little trading post just outside the entrance that we stopped at. It had been raining and I noticed the view before we got out. I just had to take the picture.  ;D

Stew
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 28, 2005, 01:37:07 PM
I think it would make a good Planet of the Apes movie. ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Paschale on December 28, 2005, 03:58:50 PM
Where's Devil's Tower?  Cool pic!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Radar67 on December 28, 2005, 06:11:59 PM
Devil's Tower is located in the North Eastern corner of Wyoming.

FYI - Proclaimed September 24, 1906 as the nation's first national monument by President Theodore Roosevelt.

Stew
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on December 28, 2005, 09:56:30 PM
Stew, you forget to tell how the tower was formed. It was formed when some Native American children were chased by a bear and prayed to the big Native American Chief in the sky to save them.  The big chief in the sky caused the earth the children were on to rise upwards to save them from the bear. The bear tried to climb the tower causing claw marks on the tower that are still visable to this day. That is my story and I am sticking to it.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10432/devils_tower_op.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Radar67 on December 28, 2005, 11:05:11 PM
That is correct Pigman, either you paid attention in school, or you and I have traveled some of the same paths.  ;D ;D

Here are a few more pictures to confirm.

A sign outside of Devil's tower.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12911/DT-Sign.jpg)
It reads:
Devil's Tower, an important landmark for the Plains Indian tribes long before the white man reached Wyoming, was called Mateo Tepee, or Grizzly Bear Lodge, by the Sioux. A number of Indian legends describe the origin of Devil's Tower. One legend tells about seven little girls being chased onto a low rock to escape attacking bears. Their prayers for help were heeded. The rock carried them upward to safety as the claws of the leaping bears left furrowed columns in the sides of the ascending tower. Ultimately, the rock grew so high that the girls reached the sky where they were transformed into the constellation known as Pleiades.

Fur trappers may have visited Devil's Tower, but they left no written evidence of having done so. The first documented visitors were several members of Captain W.F. Reynolds Yellowstone Expedition who arrived in 1859. Sixteen years later, Colonel Richard I. Dodge led a U.S. Geological Survey party to the massive rock formation and coined the name Devil's Tower. Recognizing its unique characteristics, Congress designated the area a U.S. forest reserve in 1892 and in 1906 Devil's Tower became the nation's first national monument.

Rising dramatically to a height of 1280 feet above the Belle Fourche River, Devil's Tower has become a rock climbing mecca. On July 4, 1893, local rancher William Rogers became the first person to complete the climb after construcing a ladder of wooden pegs driven into cracks in the rock face. Technical rock climbing techniques were first used to ascend the Tower in 1937 when Fritz Wiessner conquered the summit with a small party from the American Alpine Club. Today hundreds of climbers scale the sheer rock walls each summer. All climbers must register with a park ranger before and after attempting a climb.
~End of Sign~

(NOTE: During the month of June, climbing is prohibited to observe religious beliefs of native Americans.)

An artist's depiction of the tale.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12911/DT-Picture.jpg)

This is a picture of the ladder mentioned on the sign. I didn't even notice it until I sat down to look at the pictures. I was very lucky to have captured it in an image.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12911/DT-Ladder.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on December 28, 2005, 11:17:12 PM
Stew, didn't pay much attention in school to the things I should have. I was near the tower in June 04, but was too poor to pay my way into the park.  I didn't see the sign, but someone told me about the Native American legend.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Radar67 on December 28, 2005, 11:37:12 PM
I hear ya. At least you got a chance to see it. There are many people who have never seen it or even heard of it. I am very thankful that I was able to take my kids on vacation this past summer. They got to visit and see some places they will remember for the rest of their lives, as will I.  ;)

Stew
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on December 29, 2005, 02:32:54 PM
I was almost there, it was almost dark, and I was almost outta gas. :'(
Turned around and went back to the highway. :-[
I'll make it there someday! ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: CHARLIE on January 06, 2006, 11:37:44 PM
Donna and I went down to Okeechobee, Florida to spend Christmas (2005) with her father and sisters.  His home is about 8 miles west of Okeechobee on the east bank of the Kissimmee River. While there, I took this picture of the sunset over the Kissimmee River the evening of December 29, 2005.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10038/Kissimmee%20River%20Sunset%20002B.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 07, 2006, 12:37:16 AM
NICE!!!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: sprucebunny on March 07, 2006, 08:00:04 PM
Sunset today in E. Conway overlooking Western Me. Nurseries field of tiny spruce ;D

The color in this picture isn't true.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11412/jmredsunset3706OP.jpg)

This is the true colors.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11412/jmsky3706OP.jpg)


Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on July 04, 2006, 03:59:54 PM
Sunset. On Ford-Greenfield Lake; Ypsilanti. MI

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/sunset_on_ford_lake.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 04, 2006, 05:48:46 PM
Nice! The water is also like glass.  :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Paschale on July 09, 2006, 10:22:28 AM
Here are a few pictures from my travels this summer.

Badlands Sunset, atop Sheep Mountain

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10109/Badlands%20Sunset%20001_1.jpg)

Stream in Badlands National Park, near sunset

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10109/Badlands%20Stream%20001_1.jpg)

Another shot of the sunset on Sheep Mountain

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10109/Badlands%20Sunset%20002_1.jpg)

View of Lake Superior, Ontario Coast, near Indian pictograms in the Lake Superior Provincial Park

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10109/Lake%20Superior%20Ontario%20Shore_1.jpg)

Towards sunset in Rocky Mtn National Park, with the mountains looking "smoky" after a rain.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10109/Rocky%20Mtn%20Sky%20003_1.jpg)

Near the highest point in Rocky Mtn. National Park, above the tree line.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10109/Rocky%20Mtn%20Sky_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on July 09, 2006, 11:00:40 PM
Beautiful pictures Dan. 8)    Your photos show that a clear photo can be posted with less than 20,000 bytes. Most of your photos are less than 15k bytes and are very sharp. smiley_thumbsup
I have visited the Badlands, but the pictures of the other places make me want to take another trip west.
Bob
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: tomboysawyer on July 10, 2006, 10:11:36 AM
My arm hurts from patting myself on the back for starting this thread.  Been awhile since I've just started at the front and looked at every picture.

GREAT STUFF!!!   8)

I'm glad you started it too. Really awesome pictures. I'll give you two responses.

I didn't really want a camera in my cell phone, but I was going to have to wait to get the cell phone I wanted. Now I'm thrilled I got it because I don't always have my camera with me. While the quality of camera phone pictures is DanG sad (if it was another forum, I would have used some other adjectives), some times the texture actually enhances the picture.

Here are three camera phone sky pictures:

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13708/stratton.jpg)
Sunrise over Stratton (Vermont) Mountain - yes, while driving.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13708/wintermoon.jpg)
Heavy snow and moon in my driveway (not driving)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13708/winterequinox.jpg)
Winter solstice sunrise 2005 on my road (while driving)

I have answered the survey on another thread about using a cell phone while driving. I think the surveyor had meant talking on the cell phone. I'm pretty sure using a cell phone to take pictures while driving is potentially worse than talking (and illegal over bridges near NYC).


Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: tomboysawyer on July 10, 2006, 10:17:32 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13708/stcroixmoon.jpg)
Took this while sailing a 50' sloop in St. Croix. No lenses or filters, just the zoom on the digital camera, a steady hand, and holding my breath.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13708/sailing.jpg)
I have better pictures of this particular sunset, but I liked the sky and my hubby's arm at the helm - Lake Champlain, July 2003.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13708/drivein.jpg)
Our favorite summer pasttime - Hathaway's Drive-In, Hoosick Falls, NY. When the sunsets are awesome, the weather is perfect for a pizza and a six pack and two new movies!

Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 10, 2006, 11:54:08 AM
tomboy, nice pictures. To comment on the drive in theatres, they have been extinct up here for at least 25 years, closer to 30. Used to go to Woodstock (NB), 'The Fort' and Caribou Maine when I was a youngster tagging along. The video cassette recorder killed them here. We never even had a local theatre for at least 25 years, they just build a new one in Woodstock a couple years ago. The nearest ones to me in Maine were closed up last year.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: tomboysawyer on July 10, 2006, 10:09:35 PM
tomboy, nice pictures. To comment on the drive in theatres, they have been extinct up here for at least 25 years, closer to 30. Used to go to Woodstock (NB), 'The Fort' and Caribou Maine when I was a youngster tagging along. The video cassette recorder killed them here. We never even had a local theatre for at least 25 years, they just build a new one in Woodstock a couple years ago. The nearest ones to me in Maine were closed up last year.

Mosta our drive-ins are gone too. There used to be plenty in town and the surrounding areas. This one's been around for just over 50 years. It's about 15 minles away. It's for sale, but I don't think they're going to close. Ran in to a friend this weekend as we went to a packed Drive-In for Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean, she pointed out they don't go to the movies often. For just three of them $21 would but a movie when it came out on DVD. But with just two of us, $14 for the movie, $7 for a good six pack, and $20 for pizza (with lunch leftovers) is cheaper than a dinner out and way more fun because we got first run movies.

I figure the drive-in is the Red Neck Dinner Theater.

I read somewhere that they are expecting drive-ins to come back. While the number of theaters hasn't increased over the last few years, the number of screens and ticket sales have increased.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Norm on September 05, 2006, 08:09:46 AM
A cool foggy morning.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10427/foggy%20morning.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pappy on September 06, 2006, 10:23:03 AM
http://www.crownofmaine.com/paulcyr/main.php?g2_page=1

Not just Sky scenes but many many other pics of the area in northern Maine...

Paul Cyr is a very good photographer !!!!  8)  8)  8)

Nice shot Norm!!! Wish I could get up that early in the morn  ;D

enjoy,  :)  :)  :)
pappy
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on September 18, 2006, 11:37:46 PM
I figured I should post these here instead of in the bear hunting thread I have been posting my hunting pictures in.  I just love da U.P.  :)

Anyone Recognize the tree in the left of the second photo? Pretty hard to mistake the form. There are still quite a few lone big trees standing in some of the Upper peninsula fields.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/bearhunt_sunset_1.jpg)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/bearhunt_sunset_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 19, 2006, 06:03:00 AM
I know what the one to the right is. ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Murf on October 03, 2006, 10:34:07 AM
I finally got some time to download and shrink some pictures for this thread.

First is a nice sunset I caught from the top of the hill just down the road about a week ago.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11799/Sunset%20Small%20Copy.jpg)

The other one is a sky shot too, but with a bit of a twist, it's taken from in the sky. I was up near my summer place trying to get some fall colour shots and caught this neat effect of the sun shining through the clouds, showing the rain in silhouette, with the sunset just peeking through in the background.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11799/Sky%20Shot.jpg)

I got a few nice shots of some fall colours too, but they're not very good this year because it was a little too dry here for most of the summer. I'll see if I can come up with a couple and find a place to post them.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on October 03, 2006, 11:15:45 AM
Murf,
You are in a great position to get fantastic photos.  I love to see airials.  You don't have to deal with power lines and trees and people walking in front of the camera.  Sky shots are neat.  So are the pictures of farms, all manicured and clean, new buildings in an urban setting, ships at sea or on the lakes, other planes.   Yep, that's some fun shooting.  Even the edges of cloud banks are something we groundlings seldom get to see. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on October 05, 2006, 08:03:59 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10026/Jeff-sky-picture-06bearhunt.jpg)

Jeff sent this to me this evening from his cell phone camera.
You are seeing this UP sky within minutes of it's being taken.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on October 05, 2006, 08:14:19 PM
He's got a boat on wheels ???
Title: Full Moon Set
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 07, 2006, 09:47:50 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_Moon-002.jpg)

Full moon setting this morning at 7:45 am AST.


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_Moon-003.jpg)

Moon setting behind Mars Hill this morning as the sun rises over my shoulders and shines on the fall foliage. 7:50 am AST.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on October 07, 2006, 10:40:55 AM
That picture speaks.  End of month, end of year, beginning of a new day.


Max
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: sawguy21 on October 07, 2006, 10:52:59 PM
Seeing the moon set as the sun rises is incredible. I saw that on a bitterly cold Christmas morning some years ago and didn't have the DanG camera. :'(
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: sprucebunny on October 08, 2006, 08:16:22 AM
Here's a close up of the same moon rising.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11412/jmmoonoct6OP.jpg)

And a picture of a "sundog"

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11412/jmsundogOP.jpg)

Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Norm on October 08, 2006, 08:36:01 AM
Harvest moon a little later in the evening.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10427/moon2.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: CHARLIE on October 08, 2006, 10:32:55 PM
Sprucebunny, I've never seen a Sundog that arcs over the sun like that. That's neat. I lived in Minnesota from 1972 through 2004 and now live in western Wisconsin. I've seen a lot of Sundogs because they appear on a crystal clear super cold day when the temps are 10 or more degrees below zero. I've always seen them as two shafts of lights, one on each side of the sun. From what I've been told, it's the sun shining off ice crystals in the air. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on October 08, 2006, 10:44:56 PM
I never saw one here.  :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: CHARLIE on October 08, 2006, 10:50:04 PM
I was ending up a day working on my grass. We had a drought this year and where the sun burned my lawn grass, lots of crapgrass took over. So I thatched where the crabgrass grew and put down lawn grass seed. I had just put up the equipment when I saw this neat sky scene. It isn't a sunset but more of a dusk picture. The sky had been overcast all day with some light showers. About 5:45 p.m. the sun is peeking from behind dark gray clouds and illuminating a cloudy but clearer sky on the horizon. Solid clouds above me.  What was neat was the sky in the horizon would slowly get brighter and almost glow, then dim, then get brighter again, then dim. It kept doing that and I took the picture as it glowed brightly.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10038/Evening%20sky-%20New%20Richmond%2C%20WI-Oct%208%2C%202006%20001A.jpg)
  
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: CHARLIE on October 08, 2006, 10:58:14 PM
Tom, it's imperitive that you experience seeing a Sundog. I'll expect you up here either the end of January or the first week of February. I'll show you a Sundog. I'll let you borrow a coat...........and gloves..........and a stocking hat you can pull down over your ears. ;D

Sprucebunny and Norm, It always amazes me when I see a Harvest Moon. It's kind of Spooky to me. I used to see them on my way home from work. The moon would be rising on ther horizon. It would be a firey orange and HUGE! About 10 times the size of a normal moon. I have no idea what causes it to appear so big when it is rising, but it is always a neat experience.  Of course.....I never had a camera with me when I saw one.  I really enjoyed your pictures.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on October 08, 2006, 11:07:15 PM
Charlie,
I have very vivid memories of arriving at the Great Lakes Training Center on the 3rd of February.  I'm not sure that a jacket, gloves and stocking hat would be of much help to me.  Uncle Sam gave me some and might as well have been naked.  As I recall, the glass in the airport terminal in Chicago didn't even provide much help.  I was cold looking at the snow and ice, then they made us get out in it and run for the bus.   Florida boys have a need, but not the experience to run on ice...  on concrete.

The "big" moon, or sun, at the horizon is caused by the atmosphere forming a lense that acts like a magnfying glass.  Once the moon gets high enough that the light rays hit the atmospere more directly and there is less atmosphere, the size shrinks.

I remember Brother Dave saying that "if he were shot to the moon, it would be his luck that it would be a new moon and he'd miss it." ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: sprucebunny on October 09, 2006, 08:43:21 AM
Charlie,
 Is it possible that there are two kinds of 'sundog' or that my name for a ring of light around the sun is wrong ??? I agree that it's usually seen in winter and as a warning of snow in the near future but that certainly wasn't true the other day. We've been having beautiful, clear weather. I took the picture 'cause it was unusual to see this time of year.

I've really enjoyed seeing several pictures of the moon here and being able to see the geographic features of the moon in each of them. You can see how it's rotated a little in each one  :) :)

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on October 09, 2006, 12:39:42 PM
My knowledge of sundogs is that it looks like a second sun.
Or otherwise a bright spot off to one side or the other, in some rare cases you can see two at once, usually one on each side of the sun.

Here is what google says:
Link (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=define%3A+sundog)

I don't remember the names for the halo or arch around the sun/moon but they are indeed from ice crystals.
The streaks or rays can be caused by moisture as well as ice. I see them a lot on foggy mornings.

This site is pretty cool and says that sundogs are as you describe Joan.
Link (http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/halo/parhelia.htm)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Paschale on October 09, 2006, 03:07:15 PM
About 10 times the size of a normal moon. I have no idea what causes it to appear so big when it is rising, but it is always a neat experience.  Of course.....I never had a camera with me when I saw one.  I really enjoyed your pictures.

I love those harvest moons too!  My dad has a degree in astronomy, and he would always tell us that the size of the moon during those times is really nothing more than an optical illusion, due to it's close proximity to the horizon.  He would always have us close one eye, and then extend our hand all the way, stick our thumb into the air, then place the thumb next to the moon and look at the two with one eye closed.  I've always found it amazing how doing that suddenly makes the moon look normal again. 

Kinda cool!
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 09, 2006, 04:28:31 PM
You also get the same refraction from the sun sometimes when it's going down near the horizon and it looks like a red ball.

Double Sunset Video  (http://www.eh2r.com/mp/double.html)

I see it alot of times in winter here and I have a clear view from the height of land I'm on for several miles. Well, I can see Mount Katahdin on a clear dry day and that's at least 40 miles away. Out in Glassville is another 15 miles away as the crow flies and I can see it from those hills to. ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on October 09, 2006, 04:49:48 PM
Paschale's explanation of the big moon got my attention because I was told about the "atmospheric lens" since childhood.  It was even taught to us in school.   

Now I find that the whole of the science community says otherwise and even makes a point of defining my explanation in error.

It is, in fact, a result of oculomotor micropsia, an optical illusion.

It amazes me that I can study a big moon like that and have to move my eyes from side to side to see it all.  My experience with oculomotor micropsia also enhances the definition and detail of the moon.  Why on earth would we need telescopes if we could trick our minds into seeing things in so much larger size and detail.  Just imagine hunting a corn field's stubble and seeing the rabbits 1/2 mile away on the other side of the field.  Or, being able to see the deer in the far trees nibbling on a bush while a deerfly can be seen annoying him by biting his rump.  Or, the examination of the movement of enemy forces, at a distance, with or without magnification equipment.

Live and learn.  As much as I hate to admit being wrong (gasp), I fall in a very small group who thought/thinks that the size of the Moon is due to Magnification by the atmosphere.  Perhaps I'll abandon that definition and replace it with the oculomotor micropsia one, at the moment.  I'm still looking for something that I can understand though.  :D

I guess there is some consolation knowing that this has been puzzling scientist for over 2000 years.  :P :-\
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bro. Noble on October 09, 2006, 09:04:49 PM
Well . Tom,  fortunately for me,  I didn't learn anything in school,  so my head isn't full of wrong information 8) 8)  I do know better than to look at the sun,  cause it will hurt your eyes ::) ::)   I do enjoy the shade,  however ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: pigman on October 09, 2006, 09:25:00 PM
What amazes me is how the sun can spin around the earth without a big string attached to it. smiley_headscratch 
Bob
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 14, 2006, 09:33:07 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_Scenery-002.jpg)

Sunrise at Moose Mountain
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: isawlogs on October 16, 2006, 12:43:10 PM
 Early morning sitting by the Coulonge river , waiting for a moose that never showed up .

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10487/sunrise.jpg)

  A little later in thew day

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10487/orignal_2006%2001910%7E0.jpg)

  Fallen spruce

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10487/fallen_one.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on October 20, 2006, 03:46:55 AM
This is a shot I took a while back. Auckland airport was fogged in, and this plane decided to hold untill the fog lifted rather than diverting. The divert was probably back to Wellington where it took off.  ::)  The circuits were about 5mins each, so it was there a while. They did eventually get to land about an hour late.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/holding%20pattern.jpg)


Cheers

Ian
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: 379hammerdown on October 20, 2006, 06:33:01 AM
On the first page of this thread there were some pics of a B-29,(or B-17? I don't know a lot about planes) & I thought I'd share a pic that I took this year at a air show in Jasper, Tx of one from the air musueum in Galveston, Tx. that flew that day. Someone stated that that one "Fifi" was the last flying B-29 (B-17)... Nope! Here's this one too!

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13340/100_0787%20%28Custom%29.JPG)

Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 20, 2006, 06:44:11 AM
Been seeing one of these flying around the Bristol area the last couple years. I think it's used by search and rescue and we are a long way off from any military air base. We just have small private airports/runways near by.

http://www.airforce.forces.ca/equip/cc-130/hercules1_e.asp
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 21, 2006, 06:36:12 PM
This is one of the sights I was blessed with almost each nite after exiting my bear blind in the cranberry floodings near Detour Village. I have several photos of the same place but all are different. This one I am going to have printed in a large format someday and framed. It was take with an 8 megapixle so I can get it as big as 14 by 17 in a print.


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/cranberry_scenery_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 21, 2006, 06:50:10 PM
I also been looking for some frames for a couple pictures. One was a photo of fall foliage (trees in the back yard) and one is from a digital photo sent to me by sprucebunny of Crawford Notch in New Hampshire.

That is a nice picture Jeff.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: CHARLIE on October 22, 2006, 10:36:32 PM
379Hammerdown, the WWII bomber in your picture is a B17, also known as a Flying Fortress. The B24 is a shorter bomber with twin tails and the cockpit is different. Both were used a lot in the European Theater but the B17 was the workhorse primarily because of the high altitude bombing. However, the B24 was the workhorse in the Pacific Theater where it was used a lot for not only low altitude bombing but also for strafing with machine guns. The B29 bomber was the biggest and was used in the Pacific Theater when the U.S. got close enough to bomb the Japanese mainland. The Enola Gay was a B29 and dropped the first atom bomb on Japan.

Note: Pigman noticed my errors, Tom figured out what I meant and I made the corrections. ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: pigman on October 22, 2006, 10:44:25 PM
Now Charlie you are a smart guy,  ( and I see you have corrected your post) but you have a few facts wrong in your post. The B52 did not go into service until the 1950's. 
Bob

Edit:  I just realized, Charlie was giving a test to see if anybody was paying any attention to his posts. ;) 
Charlie, did I pass your test. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on October 22, 2006, 10:52:35 PM
I think Charlie mistyped.  He was probably talking about the B17 and the B24 as the workhorse bombers and the B29 as the Enola Gay.  He's pretty sharp on that stuff.  :)

Roses are red
violets are blue
you have a nose
like a B52  :D :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on October 23, 2006, 06:50:03 AM
The folks at Loring AFB at Limestone, Maine used to fly B52's over here. I think a couple didn't make it back.   :-\
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pappy on October 23, 2006, 08:14:41 AM

SD,
I'm not positive but I would imagine that this B52 was station out of Loring, as this crash site is about 150 miles as the crow flies from there ...

http://www.greenvilleme.com/snowmobiling/B52_2001.html
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: sprucebunny on October 24, 2006, 09:50:12 PM
Morning view from my porch.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11412/jmmorningviewOP.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Burlkraft on October 24, 2006, 10:15:45 PM
What a way to wake up and end the day..... smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: CHARLIE on October 25, 2006, 01:24:32 AM
Tom knows me well. He can decipher what I meant even though that's not what I said. ;D   I'm going back to correct my post. I meant B17, B24 and B29 ::)  It was late when I typed that post. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Burlkraft on October 25, 2006, 12:34:47 PM
Sounds like Bingo to me.... :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: beenthere on October 25, 2006, 01:16:50 PM
Sky to the West with some turkeys walking by this morning.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Turkeys_ff.jpg)


Last Sunday, a pic of the early snow that fell.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Oct_22_06%20snow_a_ff.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on January 02, 2007, 06:33:21 PM
I stepped out this morning as the sky was starting to brighten up.  I noted a single beam of bright light shining in the woods on the ridge about a half mile away to the east and south of our house.  At first I thought it odd.  Then the number of beams of light increased and I got an idea of what was going on.  The sun was rising on the ridgeline and the light was breaking up among the trees.  I went in and told Mary to come out and look.  By then it looked like a house decorated for Christmas with all bright white lights. 
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10034/wswintersunrise20070102.JPG)

I got my camera and took this picture but it does not do the sight justice.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on January 02, 2007, 08:27:49 PM
This is the first picture I took with my new camera. This question for Furby, is it looking east or looking west?

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10432/ky_sunrise_op.jpg)


Bob
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 03, 2007, 07:02:23 PM
Ok Bob,
Of those two choices...............
That is looking WEST! ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Jeff on January 03, 2007, 07:16:03 PM
Furby, was you wanting a different choice?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 03, 2007, 07:29:05 PM
Knowing Bob, it's a trick question. ::) ::)
I atleast put a VERY well known building in my pic as a clue. ::)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: pigman on January 03, 2007, 10:53:19 PM
Furby, the file name is a very good clue. If you need  any help figuring it out I am sure someone will help if you only ask. ;D


Bob
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 03, 2007, 10:57:24 PM
Hey, I had a 50/50 shot. ;D
Guess I gotta start checking your file names as well eh? :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: pigman on January 03, 2007, 11:21:29 PM
Furby, you haven't answered my question. The file name only told you it was a sunrise. You might still need help. Is the picture facing east or west? ;D  I got my wife to help me figure it out. ;)

Bob

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 04, 2007, 12:16:35 AM
 ::) ::) ::)
Now Bob, I DID answer you, I said WEST!
Your file name is sunrise.
If it was indeed a sunrise then the answer is EAST.
However..... if ya used a mirror to take a pic of the sunrise, it would STILL be EAST as the CAMERA is facing WEST, but the pic is STILL an EAST facing pic.
Now if the pic is a pic of a pic, then how the heck am I suposed to know what way ya had it facing when ya took a pic of a pic ??? :D

Now ya gonna tell me what's up or what ???
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: OneWithWood on January 04, 2007, 10:03:03 AM
What is up.
Who is down.
Where is east.
When is west.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on January 04, 2007, 01:20:20 PM
Who am I?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: bedway on January 04, 2007, 03:27:26 PM
No,,,,,,,,,Whos on first,,,,,,,I think :D :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on January 17, 2007, 05:09:08 AM
This was the view of the sky tonight   8)

Comet McNaught was very visable just after sunset, and was almost as bright as Venus. Tail was about the size of your thumb when you hold out your arm.
This isn't my pic but was shot tonight with a standard digital camera.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/comet_mcnaught_17jan07s.jpg)

Cheers

Ian
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 17, 2007, 07:21:29 AM
That's way cool Ian. Was it moving fairly fast across the sky? You know, a lot of people never look up. Often when I'm out side at night, walking to the shop or pushing snow, I like to look up at a clear sky. I usually see a shooting star and they move some fast, considering they are so far out in space that I can't even fathom it. Anything beyond 25,000 miles seems infinite to me.  ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 17, 2007, 12:31:04 PM
Shooting stars are at the edge of the atmosphere Donk.
The "shooting" part happens when the "star" burns on contact with the earth's atmosphere.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on January 17, 2007, 02:59:03 PM
The thing isn't moving that you can notice. I think it's still near the sun which is why it's so bright. So thats ~90 million miles away. Although you cant see it move, it's in a slightly different place in the sky each night.

You are thinking meteor or shooting star. Thats a fast moving object that hits the atmosphere and burns, fast moving and gone in seconds.

Cheers

Ian
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 17, 2007, 04:40:32 PM
Guess I ain't to good at astronomy, yet. ;D  :D :D They're (shooting stars) still beyond where I'll be traveling. ;D Maybe I should stick to bushes. :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Paschale on January 17, 2007, 04:44:56 PM
Enjoy it while you can...seems like the next time it swings by home, it'll be a million or so years.   :o
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on January 18, 2007, 01:03:48 AM
Here's a better pic of the comet taken from a couple of hours South of here.

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070118.html (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap070118.html)

We are going out again tonight and I've dug out my old film camera and tripod. Will have to see if I remember how to use it  :D

Ian
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 18, 2007, 06:36:18 AM
Too funny.  ;D :D
Title: Evening Star
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 20, 2007, 05:51:26 PM
On the way to the shop I could see the moon and evening star just after sunset. There are some other stars starting the show as well. We have a long twilight up here, the sun set an hour before this shot.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_evening-star.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 20, 2007, 05:52:37 PM
Mars ???

Try this:
Your Sky Link (http://www.fourmilab.ch/yoursky/)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 20, 2007, 06:52:27 PM
I think it's Venus Furby.  ::)  ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 20, 2007, 08:16:22 PM
Wasn't sure but I thought Mars was in the summer anyways.
Was just out for a while and saw the same thing as in your pic.
Was going to take a look at that site again and see what it said, but if you say it's Venus, then I'll take your word for it.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 20, 2007, 08:50:01 PM
It is Venus Furby, it's the next brightest celestial object other than the sun and moon. We can't always see Mars as it's further from the Sun than Venus or Earth. Venus is closer to the sun and it's elliptical orbit is sooner than earth's this makes Venus appear not far from the Sun. The only time we wouldn't see Venus is when it's on the back side of the sun. We loose sight of Mars when it's behind us with our alignment with the Sun and when it's behind the Sun. Also, since it's further from the Sun, it would be harder to pick out from the stars when it's furthest from earth. We can't relate the sighting of Mars or Venus with the seasons because of their elliptical paths, thus their position in the sky today won't be the same as next Jan 20th. Remember the lining of the Planets in 1980 (?), that don't happen every year. ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on January 20, 2007, 09:05:57 PM
True.
I was just thinking of when I've noted Mars in the past.
Title: Moon and glimpse of Saturn
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 01, 2007, 06:43:17 PM
Tonight in the clear skies you can see the moon with a glimpse of Saturn nearby in the lower right corner.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_moon-saturn.jpg)

Not very dramatic, but maybe you folks with more zoom can capture it. To my naked eye Saturn seems kind of orange. But, that might be just me.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on March 02, 2007, 06:31:45 PM
You would have had to see the whole skyline to really appreciate these shark fins but here's a taste. They just went floating over.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/SharkFinClouds.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 02, 2007, 06:48:47 PM
That's a nice shot Kev.

Tomorrow night is the Lunar Eclipse for us east coasters. But, it may be overcast here.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 03, 2007, 04:25:34 PM
The Lunar eclipse begins here at 5:30 pm, which is in 5 minutes. We have partial clear sky at the moment, but the moon is not in my view yet.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 03, 2007, 05:22:00 PM
I guess the moon doesn't rise here until 7:17 pm AST. Now Thursday night it was up before sunset, could see it rise above my uncle's house.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 03, 2007, 06:28:32 PM
The moon is totally eclipsed right now. I tried for pics leading up to it, but too dark. It will be back to normal around 9:10 pm here I think.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: beenthere on March 03, 2007, 07:13:14 PM
Thinkin of Jeff headin South, and tonight lookin to the West, hadda take this pic of the sunset sky scene. Wind still blowin the snow into drifts, but tomorrow is lookin good.  :)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10180/Sunset_ff.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on March 03, 2007, 07:15:21 PM
We can't see it here. Still broad daylight. I looked at where the sun is on the horizon, and envisioned where the moon must be right now for you to be getting a total eclipse and I figured the moon must be just below our horizon. Brilliant eh. ::)
We are spinning at around 1000MPH though so it shant be long and I'll see the moon, but not the eclipse.
I saw a freaky solar eclipse in Mobile back in the early - mid eighties. Everything whole place went to a really wierd ominous color before it got dark. Seemed like the world might end.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on March 03, 2007, 07:25:41 PM
beenthere I know y'all are used to it/like it and all, but I get depressed just looking at all that snowand ice! It is 40 here and cold blowing wind. I about to go home and thaw out. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 03, 2007, 07:58:19 PM
I like winter Kev, but it did get above 40 F here today. We had a storm, but it was a fast mover with about 3 inches here. This afternoon you wouldn't even know one came through, everything melted clean off the driveway and road by mid afternoon. The sun was shining most of the day and a south wind. I still can't see the moon just yet. Still eclipsed and some cloud cover too. So when it comes full glow again it should show through the clouds. Wish Furb or someone with a good camera could get a shot before it's done. It was glowing red as Mars, but not very bright.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 03, 2007, 08:00:20 PM
Just got a last glimpse of the moon before it went under clouds. It had a little bite out of it in the upper right corner. Tried for a pic, but the clouds are too thick now.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on March 03, 2007, 08:49:25 PM
We be under clouds here, lake effect snow warning in fact!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on March 04, 2007, 09:23:15 AM
We got to see it afterall last night. I have not figured out how to stay within the forum limits and post good close ups yet, but here's the best I can do. It was actually pretty spectacular but looks lame in these pictures.
Both pictures were taken within seconds of easch other, it's just that the lighter day-looking one was taken in nightime mode.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/Lunar.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/PartialLunar.jpg)



Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on March 21, 2007, 10:23:31 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/Moon%26Star.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on March 24, 2007, 10:08:30 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/sunset.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Paschale on March 26, 2007, 07:19:04 PM
Now THAT'S a picture!   8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on March 26, 2007, 07:34:46 PM
My sweety took that picture and sent it to me out here on the rig so I could have some of home with me. She does that kinda stuff for me. LeeB
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on March 26, 2007, 09:00:16 PM
Sounds like she's a keeper! ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on March 26, 2007, 10:17:58 PM
I reckon after 30 years it's to late to even think otherwise ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on March 26, 2007, 10:21:11 PM
 smiley_thumbsup smiley_thumbsup
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on March 27, 2007, 12:17:09 AM
That's a great pic Lee please tell your supportive bride we enjoyed it. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on March 27, 2007, 09:21:33 PM
Camera is charging at an inappropriate time.
The moon has a perfect ring around it right now. :P
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Jeff on June 02, 2007, 06:18:21 PM
I took this photo up the road from our place in De Tour Village this past week.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/sky_scene_de_tour.jpg)

If not for needing some relief from the black flies, I think I would have found a way to stay.  :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Reddog on June 02, 2007, 11:27:34 PM
This is from the west end of the UP last Oct.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13260/IMG_1057%20%28Custom%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Jeff on June 28, 2007, 11:03:37 PM
My Sister Lynda sent me this photo she took from her front yard on lake of the hills tonight. Its a Dandy!

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/lynda_sunset.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Tom on June 28, 2007, 11:17:13 PM
We are waxing gibbons again this evening but it's a super bright moon and has everything lit.   It is behind some clouds right now but shines through and lights a huge amount of sky.  My venetian blinds are turned down and I can watch it through the little slits.  It is sure pretty.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on June 29, 2007, 05:07:10 AM
Yeah the 'blue moon' is tomorrow night (second full moon this month).  The only month this year with two nights of full moon. 8)


Cool pic Jeff B, almost looks like the clouds are lifting off the lake.  ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thurlow on June 29, 2007, 09:22:19 AM
WOW.......great picture!

We are waxing gibbons again this evening 

I think Mike Rowe did a segment about that on "Dirty Jobs".   I know he was doing something with monkeys.   8)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Reddog on June 30, 2007, 12:11:36 PM
Another UP sky

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13260/IMG_1058%20%28Custom%29.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Left Coast Chris on June 30, 2007, 01:18:35 PM
Had to pull over and just stare for awhile........


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13292/Sunset%26TreesOptimized.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Jeff on July 18, 2007, 12:40:19 AM
I took this one from Lime Island one evening a few years ago when we were out there as volunteers. I just found it tonight.  :)
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/lime_island_sunset.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Paschale on July 18, 2007, 01:09:40 AM
I think this has to be one of my favorite threads.   8) 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on July 18, 2007, 04:53:46 AM
This is what I get to see:


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10436/sunrisethecfarm2.jpg)

We get to see the moon rise too.That is real pretty to see when the moon is red.We get to see it come up on the horizon.Looks like it comes up real fast when we can't see the whole moon,just the top of it.Than we can see the whole thing it takes a long time to come up the rest of the way.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 18, 2007, 05:58:45 AM
I seen a combination of Jeff's and thecfarm's up on the St. Lawrence when passing through Rimouski, Qc in 1996. It just happened to be the 300th anniversary since it's founding. All hotels were booked up, so we went a little further east and stayed in an old railroad hotel.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on July 18, 2007, 10:12:16 PM
Lake Michigan sunset 7-15-07
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/3%20137.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on August 12, 2007, 10:39:23 PM
While I was in the UP last week, I took a trip in the fog out to an Island about a half mile or so out in Lake Huron.
This first pic was taken from the Island.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/100_1145.jpg)

This one was back on shore looking West.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/100_1150.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 12, 2007, 10:56:54 PM
Nice scenery Furby. Aside from fog being cold, it makes for some interesting pictures. In the Autumn we get a lot of fog along the rivers, not so much on the hills unless it's raining before daylight.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on August 13, 2007, 06:21:01 AM
This scene was from Saturday night looking west.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13635/Sky%20Scene.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Dave Shepard on August 13, 2007, 03:19:03 PM
Looking west eh? Did kevjay leave his Texan sized flashlight on again? :D


Dave
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on August 13, 2007, 04:37:32 PM



Awww cmon now I ain't that bad Dave. ::)



That picture was taken when I had the fridge door open. :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Norm on August 13, 2007, 06:04:59 PM
Furby your second shot on Lake Huron is beautiful. Is there any chance I could get a full sized file of it e-mailed to me. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Jeff on August 13, 2007, 06:20:30 PM
Good Luck Norm. :D   I asked the same thing and aint got it yet.  That photo is pretty much in our "backyard"  from our property. Its a small Island just off of 134, probably 1/4 mile or less within sight of the sand beach where we go swimming. Furby will have to tell you about being lost in da fog while kayaking out to it. Rather, back from it. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on August 13, 2007, 08:30:38 PM
Now Jeff, ya asked for a CD, if ya want them emailed.... why didn't ya say so? ;)


Well the story goes something like this.......
I headed out from Jeff's place towards DeTour Village. As soon as I pulled out I realized I was taking the long way around, but oh well.
It was nice and sunny and the water calm in DeTour and as I swung back West I drove into a heavy fog bank.
I could see folks out on the lake in some big row boats riding some real bigs waves.
Was a bit worried I wouldn't be able to take the kayak out. :-\
Stopped off at the state campground Jeff had told me about and took a look around.
Hit the road looking for this Island I had seen a day or two before and drove right out of the fog and once a gain the lake was pretty calm.
Found the DOT rest area that the Island is off of and walked out to the beach to check the conditions.
This is the Island when I first drove up.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/100_1121.jpg)

There is a smaller Island that you can wade/swim to from shore on the left hand side of the pic.

This pic is of the big Island just before I got into the kayak to head out there.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/100_1125.jpg)

The fog was moving in, but not real bad and I really wanted to see what was out there so I went. ::)
There is open water between the two Islands and that is the direction the waves were coming from, but they weren't real big and I could see the bottom pretty much the whole way out there.
That's not saying much in the clear waters of Lake Huron though as you can see a loooong way down.
I made it out to the Island with no problems and then went for a swim in the extremly refreshing waters of Lake Huron.
Looking back towards shore I realized the fog was too thick and that I couldn't see shore any longer. :o
I placed a call to the StumpJumpers with hopes they'd let Jonny join me out there (knowing full well they wouldn't ::) ) and also informed them that I couldn't see shore, but knew the way back. ;D
Next I set out to explore a little and towards the South side I came across some really weathered planks laid out as a walkway. I had to follow it! ;D First I came across a small fire ring and a cast iron tub near by, then I saw the cabin set right in the trees.
New It was time to take off as I didn't want to be tresspassing, but I didn't have a clue anyone lived there.
I did go around to the other side of the Island and saw a dock and an old row boat up on the bluff, but with the fog moving in heavier, it was time to go.
Hard to see, but here's the pic.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/100_1139.jpg)

Heading back I made it about half way across and still couldn't see shore and also lost sight of the Island behind me, but could see the small Island off to my right.
I couldn't resist! ;D
I did a 90 and headed over to the small Island for a little exploring as well.
By the time I was ready to head back, it was pretty easy to see shore from the small Island and I headed in.
This is what I saw looking back toward the smaller Island, the bigger one still couldn't be seen.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/100_1148.jpg)

I was told after my return that Jeff's buddy Lou had stopped by the StumpJumpers to pick up the kids so they could feed the chuckers.
After not seeing my vehicle, Lou asked about me.
The StumpJumpers explained where I was and that I had just called and said I couldn't see shore.
Lou just shook his head and said they lose a few fellows that way every year. :D :D :D

I did make it back to camp just in time for some dutch oven baked Peach Cobbler and ice cream. ;D

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/100_1161.jpg)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/100_1165.jpg)

That's a double Furby helping! smiley_big-grin2

We tried to invite Jeff and the crew, but they were out and about and missed it. ;D


Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Jeff on August 13, 2007, 10:13:30 PM
Awe man, why did ya post the picture of the cobbler?  Now I really feel bad about missing out. :-\ :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on August 13, 2007, 10:22:22 PM
Told ya I was posting it!
 smiley_big-grin2
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 14, 2007, 06:08:51 AM
He needed a good helping to supplement his frantic paddling to find shore. He musta been ghostly by then.  ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Norm on August 14, 2007, 07:34:36 AM
Wow dutch oven cobbler, umm ummm.  :)

Furby there's no way I'd gone out in the fog, glad you made it back ok. Every time I see photos of that area the more it makes me want to visit. I keep thinking I'm going to get a vacation some day and my sons keep finding more work for me. Darn this capitalism. :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Stump Jumper on August 18, 2007, 09:01:50 AM
This is what happens to a Furby, after a "Furby double helping" of peach cobbler and ice cream.    food1  digin_2  cone_1  musteat_1

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10831/jason.jpg)

 smiley_biggrin01
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 18, 2007, 10:11:33 AM
He came unwound, eh?  :D :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on August 19, 2007, 07:35:59 PM
Bite me Boss!!! ::)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: sawguy21 on August 19, 2007, 08:01:51 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D Gotcha.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Stump Jumper on August 19, 2007, 08:19:54 PM
that was pure luck on getting that picture. because my wife had taken two shots before that and they didn't turn out. so she handed me the camera moments later and i turned the screen off so nobody new that the camera was on, I had it sitting on my knee and aimed it in the general direction and pressed the button.  what luck.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: pigman on August 19, 2007, 08:27:47 PM
  what luck.
Jeff, I want to know if it was good luck or bad luck getting a picture of Furby with his "hair down".



Bob


Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Stump Jumper on August 19, 2007, 08:36:07 PM
pigman
  it must be bad luck. i see i'm still his boss  ::)  :-\ :-[
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on August 19, 2007, 08:58:37 PM
Naw, YOU'RE FIRED!
Happy now ???
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on August 26, 2007, 05:06:47 PM
I don't know if this is true. Received it in an e-mail.
If anyone is up past midnight tonight.
Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August.
It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles of earth.
Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: beenthere on August 26, 2007, 05:30:46 PM
Mooseherder
Not very true. It's been coming around for several years now....google it and you will see the significance that it is not.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 26, 2007, 05:44:39 PM
That was back in 2003, and only when looking through a 75x telescope. It has become an urban legend since.  :D Mars gets close every 15-17 years actually, but hasn't been that close in a long time.

Look up perihelic opposition in google with reference to NASA. ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on August 27, 2007, 08:32:29 PM
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13635/Moon.jpg) :D ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on August 27, 2007, 08:38:28 PM
Waiting for the eclipse ???
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on August 27, 2007, 08:53:22 PM
Unfortunately I'll be up for it. :D
Gotta be at work at 5am. ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on August 27, 2007, 09:15:20 PM
Unfortunately I won't be up for it.... no work. ::)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Onthesauk on August 28, 2007, 12:08:39 AM
We were just coming up the valley this evening as that came over the mountains and looked twice as big as normal.

Suppose to happen about 2:30AM our time.  Think I'll miss it.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 28, 2007, 03:11:27 AM
The moon is suppose to set here before the eclipse so we don't see it. The moon is nice and bright for the time it is up. Thought it was getting daylight. Oh well, I'm up now. ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on August 28, 2007, 03:55:20 AM
Supposed to start at 8:30pm here, and the clouds seem to have broken up enough to see something. 8:00 pm now.. waiting

Ian
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on August 28, 2007, 04:08:46 AM
First pic at 8:00pm.. nothing unusual here.
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/moon800pm.jpg)

Did I mention I LOVE my new camera  ;D
Shot is hand held, leaning on the back door frame.

Ian
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 28, 2007, 04:33:20 AM
That's quite a zoom on your new toy. ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 28, 2007, 04:58:59 AM
Well I can just see the eclipse beginning on the top portion of the moon. The sun will be up here in 45 minutes.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on August 28, 2007, 05:03:04 AM
8:50 here.. starting to see some action.  8)

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/moon850pm.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on August 28, 2007, 05:45:04 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_moon_eclipse.jpg)

Well the sun is almost up and there is just a sliver left on the bottom edge of the moon as it sets in the western horizon.  ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on August 28, 2007, 06:12:25 AM
Full eclipse here, about 9:30

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/moon930pm.jpg)

Really cool show :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Patty on August 28, 2007, 07:49:08 AM
Ianab, You had the same view that we had. Awesome show! It started about 4:30 and was in total eclipse at 5:00AM then by 6:00 it was all gone and the sun was starting to come up. Cool way to start my day!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Furby on November 06, 2007, 06:26:39 PM
Took this up at the lake the other day.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10577/100_2938.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Don P on November 07, 2007, 09:04:25 PM
I'm always waiting to see a big hand reach out of one of those holes in the clouds  :D.

This was from a couple of weeks ago one evening on the front porch. It was more intense a few minutes earlier but took a minute to find the camera.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10017/octsky2.jpg)

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on December 19, 2007, 06:33:51 PM
One thing Mary and I can take credit for is instilling in Alex and Brooke some appreciation for the beauty of nature.  I figured they’d get bored of me dragging them out to see a sunset or rainbow or sunlight making the ice on a tree look like crystal.  But they’ve picked up the idea. 

This evening they came running in and wanted Grandma to come out and see the sunset.  Then they found I was near so they insisted that I come too and I had to bring my camera. 

Well,  the best of the brilliant sky was about gone by the time I got out there with my camera but I snapped a  couple of pictures and let each girl take a picture.  Then they wanted their picture taken with the sky scene.  I did but this time the flash went off.  I figured it’d just wash out their images and took another with the flash turned off.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10034/wsAlexBrookeSunsetDec202007.JPG)

Turned out,  the one with the flash came out ok.  I did a little work with the photo editor to get bring their images. 
 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on December 19, 2007, 06:37:36 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/SkyRed.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/redsky3.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on December 19, 2007, 06:41:50 PM
I don't know why mine came out so small.

Bibbyman it looks like we had the same idea about the same time. You were seeing the same thing as me just a few lines of longitude sooner. I caught that real pretty color you said you were late getting but my pixels shrank at some point. It was so striking I thought I would share it. Course mine didn't have the cute grands in it. :)

I tried to enlarge it but they keep shrinking.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on December 19, 2007, 06:51:51 PM
Tex you posted the thumbnail. ;)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/RedSky4.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on December 19, 2007, 06:52:16 PM
TexasTimbers,when I click on to Bibbyman pictures,than click properties his comes up 350X262 pixels.The first one in your post comes up 162X80 and than the next ones reads 106X79.I want to see those bigger.Try again.You both have nice pictures.Bibbyman's maybe a bit better because of the Granddaughters.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on December 19, 2007, 06:56:14 PM
Yeah. I been workin hard today and used up what few cells I had left. It was operator error for sure. ::)

Still pretty though. My sky outside already looks like Bibby's in the pic. Time fly's when things are spinning at 1000mph. :)

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on December 19, 2007, 06:59:52 PM
That is some pretty.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 23, 2008, 07:05:53 AM
Full moon pictures this morning from the back yard.  :)


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_full_moon-004.jpg)



(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11009/SD_full_moon-008.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: faronskid on January 23, 2008, 08:36:28 AM
Last week as the sun was going down and shinning through the trees my 2 year old came and got me and kept saying "come see, come see."  I thought "wow he has a real apprectiation for nature's beauty,"  that was until he starts yelling "call the firefighter trucks Mommy." :D :D :D  He thought the woods were on fire.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on February 14, 2008, 06:22:53 PM
Next Wednesday is the full moon, Feb 20th. It is also time for another lunar eclipse for us up here in the NE. Lasting 3-4 hours and in full eclipse for around an hour. I think it's around 10:00 pm for us Maritimers.

Just a heads up.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Norm on February 17, 2008, 06:15:28 PM
A typical winter scene in Iowa

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10427/icetree.jpg)

We got ice and then snow so when the sun came out the ice on the trees would glow, couldn't quite get it on my camera.
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Jeff on February 17, 2008, 07:29:21 PM
Thats a great photo. That tree sure has had some history eh?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Paul_H on February 17, 2008, 08:15:26 PM
Norm,

is it true that those branches were broken off during a hanging,or did I just make that up? :P
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Jeff on February 17, 2008, 08:23:26 PM
Norm,

is it true that those branches were broken off during a hanging,or did I just make that up? :P
:D :D :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: Norm on February 18, 2008, 07:48:07 AM
I always wondered what that leftover rope was doing in the tree Paul. :D

This old red elm just keeps shedding branches but leafs back out each spring. For some reason those don't seem to get the elm disease all the other varieties do here.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: TexasTimbers on May 21, 2008, 11:02:44 AM
I've never seen clouds like this here, in May. Looks like snow clouds to me. It's hailing on my shop in little chips right now. No rain. Just tiny bits of hail. Never mind. Turned into rain the instant I typed that. ::)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/clouds4.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/clouds3.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/clouds2.jpg)

I am supposed to have a 36" bar buried in a big Elm tree right now, but running chainsaws don't mix well with this stuff . . . .

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12394/Lightning.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes
Post by: SwampDonkey on May 21, 2008, 03:54:33 PM
Same weather here all week. Todays shows just started as I finished piling up 1.5 cord of furnace wood.

Monday at 4:00 pm I just finished up thinning for the day and it all let loose hard rain and lightening as I drove off the lot, yesterday 3 or 4 showers. Managed to thin 3 acres with the brush saw though in 2.5 days.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on May 03, 2009, 07:26:36 PM
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10034/wsblimp20090503.JPG)

I'z just setting in my chair in the livingroom with I looked out the window to see the Goodyear blimp go past. By the time I got my camera, it had got a little far away. What next?

Update...  I was in error when I said it was the Goodyear blimp.  Mary had the binoculars and when she first looked at it said it was the Goodyear blimp.  A while ago she corrected me.  She now says it was some ad like "The power of if".
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thedeeredude on June 14, 2009, 02:16:30 PM
Here's some from a state park in Tioga County,Penna.  Caught a 17-1/2" bass that night, too ;)

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12494/2331/Hills_Creek_012.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12494/2331/Hills_Creek_019.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12494/2331/Hills_Creek_021.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ironwood on June 14, 2009, 10:50:47 PM
Great pics all, thanks fer sharing. I guess this is what happens when yer TV goes out, you get better entertainment! I will be gettting a converter box soon, but no real hurry.

 Ironwood
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: WMcGinn on June 14, 2009, 11:44:18 PM
I've enjoyed looking at the Sky Scene photos on this thread.  
Here, I'll post a contribution.    I took this photo on the Bay of Thailand just south of Bangkok.  
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/19601/Bay_of_Thailand_sky.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on June 15, 2009, 08:40:09 AM
Wow.  That's beautiful. 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on July 11, 2009, 04:16:46 PM
Getting ready to get wet with view of Canola Field off ATV trail in Northern Maine.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13635/Sky_Scene.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Radar67 on July 15, 2009, 12:06:46 AM
These are sort of sky scenes. There is sky in the background, at least. ;)

This little bug just kept sitting there, like he was asking to be photographed. My camera helps me relieve stress after a long day locked away in my windowless room at work.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12911/899/2009JUL14-009a.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12911/899/2009JUL14-012a.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12911/899/2009JUL14-010a.jpg)

This is the second time I found this dragon fly on the same twig.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on July 15, 2009, 11:53:34 AM
The detail in that first photo is incredible!  Beautiful! 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Radar67 on July 15, 2009, 12:15:53 PM
You should see the 15 MP version. The hairs on the back of the dragon fly are visible. I like macro photography. Thanks Roxie!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on July 15, 2009, 02:48:48 PM
Can you put pics on the wall in your cube? Take some in there with you. Not as good as being outside but better than looking at the walls.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Radar67 on July 15, 2009, 03:44:33 PM
Lee, unfortunately, no. I can't bring anything in, no cell phone, radio, CDs, nada. This one computer is my only link to the outside. Once I get here, I stay until quitting time. A better word to describe it is a vault instead of a cube.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Radar67 on August 07, 2009, 12:25:10 AM
Here are a few scenes I shot on the way to the pig roast and on the way home.

The first two are somewhere in Indiana on I-57 North.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12911/2360/20090805_047.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12911/2360/20090805_048.jpg)

And the last is from Huntsville, Alabama.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12911/2360/20090805_449.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on September 09, 2009, 09:54:20 PM
 I just came in from watching a beautiful star filled U.P. sky. The space shuttle followed by the International Space Station passed directly over head. It was awe inspiring
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 10, 2009, 03:51:23 AM
The local weatherman usually gives us the heads up on clear nights when to view (time) the space station. I've never done it because most times I'm asleep long before then. :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on September 18, 2009, 08:12:14 PM
On my way to saw, I see the channel 9 and 10 news tower emerging from the fog. I wish I would have got the photo as soon as I saw it, it was quite a site.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2430/tower.jpg)
Title: Bear Cloud
Post by: Jeff on September 18, 2009, 10:30:21 PM
 OK, call me crazy, but this towering cloud looked exactly like a black bear looking away up until I got stopped and got the camera out. one of his ears fell apart before I could get the picture. Can you see him?

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/bearcloud.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Paul_H on September 18, 2009, 10:43:41 PM
Is he behind the Rabbit?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on September 18, 2009, 10:44:14 PM
Yup, I see his nose and one ear.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: beenthere on September 18, 2009, 11:19:05 PM
The Boss has been in da UP a bit too long......
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on September 18, 2009, 11:47:03 PM
After further review I see da udder ear and front right foot. ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on September 25, 2009, 09:26:15 PM
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/2458/hotel_004.jpg)

Early morning shot over the water at the hotel we are staying in while my rig is in the shipyard in Croatia. Not truly a sky scene but there is some sky visible above the mainland in the background.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Reddog on September 26, 2009, 11:35:02 PM
Just a neat one from a front moving thought while we where in the UP.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13260/IMG_0196.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Hilltop366 on September 29, 2009, 08:53:19 PM
Took this one a few weeks ago it is the moon rising (east)as the sun was setting (west), I was standing about 50' from the taller tree at dusk tonight and a owl landed in it and watched me for 4or 5 min then flew over quite low and across the field to another tree.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18975/2262/IMG_7472.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on September 29, 2009, 09:16:06 PM
Brrrrrr.  You can "feel" the cool air in that picture!  Gorgeous!  :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Hilltop366 on September 29, 2009, 09:34:08 PM
You got me wondering so I looked it up..... and thank you.

It was 53° at 8:18 Sept 1st
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: clif on October 20, 2009, 02:54:14 AM
A small thunder cloud scurrying across the bright Kenai sky!
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11529/0488612-R1-00-25A_opt.jpg)

From Soldotna looking towards the Kenai Mountains and Harding Ice Fields!
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11529/A509824-R1-04-21_opt.jpg)
 
I believe this was a sun rise last winter!


(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11529/A509824-R1-00-25_opt.jpg)
Title: Red sky in morn, ------
Post by: iffy on October 29, 2009, 11:07:16 AM
Sometimes ya just gotta stop and enjoy. My sun snapped this picture on the way to work the other morning. He thought the ripe milo backgrounded by a red sky was kinda neat.
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/16183/sunrise.jpg)
Title: Re: Red sky in morn, ------
Post by: Onthesauk on October 29, 2009, 11:21:14 AM
Incredible color!  Looks like the end of the world coming over the horizon!
Title: Re: Red sky in morn, ------
Post by: Warbird on October 29, 2009, 11:33:52 AM
That is beautiful.  Thanks for sharing it!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Don K on November 30, 2009, 09:45:04 AM
Early this morning a storm front was coming through and it had the neatest bands in it. Just thought I would share.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12960/donk_front3_jpg.jpg)

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/12960/donk_front1_jpg.jpg)

There is some cooler weather behind this front. I hope so, it has been mild so far with only two noticeable frosts.

Don
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Hilltop366 on November 30, 2009, 11:47:47 AM
Same here with the frost my grass is still mostly green.

It's 55 here today going to be 32 tonight.

Nice pics, really sharp lines in the clouds.

Cheers
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on June 19, 2010, 09:57:38 AM
We had a storm move through yesterday and these were on the backside of it.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10427/212/IMG_0606.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10427/212/IMG_0609.JPG)

Hard to  get the total effect of them but they were gorgeous.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Gary_C on August 15, 2010, 04:34:50 AM
We have been having some hot and wet weather and just about every day this past week there were storms that dumped heavy rains, high winds, tornados, hail and flooding. On one day rainfall totals ran from 3 to 6 inches in various places. And then late Friday afternoon while I was getting ready to leave the job I was working on (in the mud) I was just north of a cell that passed just south of me and showed some spectacular views of the sky. There were tornado reports, high winds and hail in this storm.

This view looking to the north was taken around 6 PM while I was standing in the sun with a few sprinkles falling. There was another line of storms about 50 miles to the north in this picture passing thru the Twin Cities and moving into Wisconsin.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/PV-sky-1.jpg)

Then looking to the east.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/PV-sky-2.jpg)

Then to the southeast.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/PV-sky-3.jpg)

And then at about 7:45 PM as the storm cell finally was moving away.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/PV-sky-4.jpg)

So for about an hour and 45 minutes I was treated to just a few sprinkles while there were reports of a tornado on the ground near the Rochester airport (about 15 miles southwest of me) plus high winds, heavy rains and flooding right where I needed to go. There were even two rainbows thrown in for good measure while I worked in the sunshine and watched it all unfold. It was a spectacular show, but I've now seen enough of these DanG'ed storms for a while.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on August 15, 2010, 09:26:26 AM
That last photo is amazing! 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on August 15, 2010, 10:43:30 AM
We sure appreciate you keeping some of that rain Gary but could you try a little harder. :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Gary_C on August 15, 2010, 11:34:30 AM
Sorry Norm, we've run out of places to put the water and are now temporarily holding it in the streets. And I see where Ames is doing the same thing.

Do you suppose we should be gathering up logs to saw for the arks?  ::)

 :D :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on August 15, 2010, 12:00:04 PM
I had a guy show up to buy my splitter that lived about an hour south of me, he said they had 12.75" of rain in 2 days.  :o

This is in addition to just about constant rains we've had this year. June was the wettest on record, July the 5th wettest. I'm guessing August will go down in the top 3.
Title: Re: Red sky in morn, ------
Post by: Burlkraft on August 15, 2010, 12:58:13 PM
Looks like the end of the world coming over the horizon!

That's not till 2012  :D :D  :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on September 13, 2010, 09:23:30 AM
Last night between storms, we were blessed with the site of the most intense double rainbow any of us had ever saw. I took photos and a video, none of which does it justice. The one photo is taken of the opposite sky.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC02363.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC02361.JPG)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2400/DSC02362.JPG)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuuKo-QcRIU
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: VT_Forestry on September 14, 2010, 07:53:51 AM
Woke up early and got the sunrise over the York River

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14567/2049/Picture_019.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14567/2049/Picture_020.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14567/2049/Picture_022.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14567/2049/Picture_024.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14567/2049/Picture_026.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14567/2049/Picture_028.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Hilltop366 on September 14, 2010, 08:58:47 PM
Some nice pictures Jeff and VT, I don't seem to get up early enough to get sunrise pictures.

I got a few pics of a rainbow on saturday evening, I was at John's Cove Beach at a place called Cape Forchu with my daughter and noticed the rainbow of, of course I didn't have my camera so I took these pictures with my cell phone.

It was one of the most vivid rainbow I can recall seeing and was wondering if the angle of the sun (being close to fall and in the evening) had anything to do with it.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18975/11-09-10_1912.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18975/11-09-10_1914.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on October 12, 2010, 08:10:31 PM
Calm Waters over Lake Michigan's Straits of Mackinaw, 9/10.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/148/100_2177.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on November 02, 2010, 09:27:31 AM
This is out of the windshield in Southern Colorado.  One lone wind turbine silhouetted below a fiery sky.
 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/2410/DSCN0243%7E0.JPG) 
Title: Nature's beauty
Post by: cutterboy on November 16, 2010, 07:45:56 PM
Hi all. I always find the natural world so entertaining and beautiful. Last Wednesday evening she rewarded me with an amazing show.

 

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11157/000_1578_opt.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11157/000_1577_opt.jpg)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11157/000_1579_opt.jpg)

  Standing outside that evening watching the incredible sunset just made me feel happy to be alive.

   Ralph
Title: Re: Nature's beauty
Post by: Mooseherder on November 16, 2010, 07:49:38 PM
Nice!
You may like this thread. :)
http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,2343.0.html
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: woodbill2 on July 18, 2011, 12:05:56 AM
Here's what my wife and I saw on the way home from the Astoria Sunday Market today. This was between Westport, OR and Clatskanie, OR. It did not touch the ground and went back up into the clouds. Pretty rare scene for this part of the country. I e-mailed a couple photos to a local TV news station and they e-mailed back saying they were going to use my photos on the 10 o'clock newscast.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14260/1068/funnel2.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: sandhills on July 18, 2011, 12:47:40 AM
Nice picture woodbill2, around this part of the country we really don't like seeing those things, they usually do touch ground, for quite a while  ;).  Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: SwampDonkey on July 18, 2011, 03:31:28 AM
We get'm here to, but not very often. It's becoming almost an annual event to see where one tore down through the woods. It used to be very rare and in remote places.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on January 07, 2012, 08:40:05 AM
Lately we've been having great sunsets.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10427/IMG_1440.JPG)

Hard to get a good shot with a point and shoot.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: OneWithWood on January 08, 2012, 10:52:00 AM
Lately we've been having great sunsets.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10427/IMG_1440.JPG)

Hard to get a good shot with a point and shoot.

I can see the potential
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: sprucebunny on February 07, 2012, 07:48:52 AM
Amid the usual 'bag of cotton' clouds was this one that reminded me of a Spirograph.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11412/MCcoolcloud22012.jpg)

Hmm... compression has taken a bit of the detail out....
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on May 29, 2012, 11:07:58 PM
View from the Lime Island dock sunset enhanced by smoke from the duck lake wildfire.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/sunset.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Hilltop366 on May 30, 2012, 09:10:48 AM
Nice pics everyone!

This might help you out with the under exposed sunset Norm.

The other day I was messing around with a point and shoot trying to see if I could get a sunset picture, I found that if I point the camera at different places in the sky and push the button part way to set the exposure then point it to where I wanted to take the picture I would get different results, by setting the exposure at a darker part of the sky then taking the picture closer to the sun it would come out exposed closer to what I was seeing. Also I was able to shut the flash off on this camera, if unable to turn off the flash you can try covering it with your finger.

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on May 30, 2012, 02:12:27 PM
Thank you for the tip!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on June 03, 2012, 12:04:57 PM
Sunset in Jamaica, 5/10/12
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/100_2785.JPG) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/100_2792.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Hilltop366 on June 03, 2012, 05:00:55 PM
Thank you for the tip!

Your welcome.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on September 04, 2012, 07:58:34 PM
Mt. Jefferson and the Three Sisters Mountains some 70 odd miles to the south viewed from Mt. hood through the smokey atmosphere of an ongoing Oregon forest fire on 8/17/12.


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/100_3121.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: WmFritz on September 04, 2012, 10:30:47 PM
Kinda looks like a painting, Ron ... with the peaks rising above the smoke. Your picture reminded me that it was 30 years ago this month that I camped on Mt. Hood. I think it was around 2 years after Mt. St. Helen.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bandmill Bandit on September 04, 2012, 10:53:16 PM
One of our late summer camping trips a few years ago out to the Red Deer River Recreation Area south west of Sundre Alberta. The day and night shots are the same general area and ALL shots taken by one or the other of my 3 kids with various versions of the Canon rebel cameras and lens. There area  few HDR shots that my son had done that I will post as soon as I get him to dump them on my computer from.

 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22409/IMG_8359.jpg) 

 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22409/IMG_7550.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on September 05, 2012, 09:21:52 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/3612/DSCN0517%7E0.JPG)
These may still be there in mid-October.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: SwampDonkey on September 05, 2012, 03:42:13 PM
They should be. They are often green when our hardwoods have dropped their leaves. ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: blackfoot griz on September 05, 2012, 06:03:38 PM
One is looking out my window taken last summer looking to the west. The second was a few years ago in St Martin.  I love looking at that one when its below zero!
 

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: reride82 on September 05, 2012, 06:37:51 PM
I finally downloaded a bunch of pictures from my camera and here are a few sky/landscape scenes from the Missouri River Monument/ white cliffs area of Montana. Enjoy  :o
 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/24202/GEDC0380.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/24202/GEDC0408.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/24202/GEDC0460.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/24202/GEDC0673.JPG)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/24202/GEDC0682.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on September 05, 2012, 08:19:39 PM
Looking over a low cloud layer from up on Mt Hood, 8/10/12.


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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Riggs on September 08, 2012, 10:00:36 PM
 
If you don't look too hard, the phone pole looks an awful lot like a cross.
 
 
 
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/27999/DRR_247.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on November 21, 2012, 05:21:35 PM
From my deer blind right now.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/2012-11-21_17-09-29_121.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on November 22, 2012, 12:15:36 PM
I'm in thee U.P. at the cabin by myself today, waiting to watch the Lions (Tammy will be coming up this evening), so I was messing with a photo in Photoshop that my sister Lynda took of the bridge their last trip up. I added a little bit of drama. ;o)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/photoshp-lightning.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: SwampDonkey on November 22, 2012, 01:22:39 PM
Run for cover Lou!! :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Den Socling on November 23, 2012, 11:41:55 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10317/AZ_2_017.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on November 24, 2012, 09:03:13 AM
I love those "cowboy" cactus.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Den Socling on November 24, 2012, 11:12:23 AM
Yes that was a big saguaro. I looked up at that blue sky and knew I needed a picture. It's currently my wallpaper.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on November 24, 2012, 04:48:11 PM
Yup, we still have leaves.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/DSCN1328_28Custom29.JPG)
And a Bluebird Sky today.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: justallan1 on January 21, 2013, 03:14:28 PM
Great pictures. I just can't comment on any certain one, they are all beautiful.
So here's my contribution.

 

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on January 21, 2013, 03:38:35 PM
Sun-Up from my deck in Tennessee. This is looking at a part of my land I named Patty's woods.


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/Sun_up_on_the_Billarosa.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: SwampDonkey on January 21, 2013, 04:43:48 PM
Ron's Mnt Hood photo back on Sept 5,2012 reminded me of working up on the Nass River in northern BC. We would leave a cloud covered camp with rain and go 24 km by road up hill all the way pretty much and once up there it was clear blue sky, down below still clouds. There was a coastal range we could look out at that was covered with a glacier and some snow on top by September. Tried to get photos, but my crappy camera had no zoom. Those were the days of film. ;D

Bill, nice place to be, up there in the TN mountains. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on January 21, 2013, 05:02:41 PM
Ron's Mnt Hood photo back on Sept 5,2012 reminded me of working up on the Nass River in northern BC. We would leave a cloud covered camp with rain and go 24 km by road up hill all the way pretty much and once up there it was clear blue sky, down below still clouds. There was a coastal range we could look out at that was covered with a glacier and some snow on top by September. Tried to get photos, but my crappy camera had no zoom. Those were the days of film. ;D

Bill, nice place to be, up there in the TN mountains. :)

It sure is!

Here's a Sundown shot from the other end of the deck

 

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And from a bar stool in Florida :D :D

 

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Hopefully these next ones go in the right order. Look for the Pirate Ship!

 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/IMAG1931.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/IMAG1932.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/IMAG1939.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/IMAG1941.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on January 21, 2013, 05:08:25 PM
The Patty's Woods picture is breathtaking.  Thank you so much. 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Norm on January 22, 2013, 09:20:49 AM
Thanks Bill, I really appreciate that.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on March 01, 2013, 10:23:44 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/DSCN1050_28Small29.JPG)
A spotted sky.   :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Autocar on March 02, 2013, 08:36:30 AM
Pattys Woods picture I could hear a turkey gobbler Iam sure  :D. Beautiful pictures.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: DaleK on March 02, 2013, 10:28:20 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31907/sunrise%7E1.jpg)

Found this while searching for random images on the web one day. No idea who took it. It's the village I've lived beside all my life, my farm/woodlot basically surrounds the village.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on March 02, 2013, 10:30:39 AM
Where is it?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: DaleK on March 02, 2013, 10:35:39 AM
Halfway between Toronto and Ottawa
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on March 02, 2013, 11:17:09 AM
Last summer at the cabin.
Seems like it was years ago. ::)

 

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: drobertson on March 02, 2013, 05:04:47 PM
Nice pic moose, It won't be long before the evening fires start back up,
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: SwampDonkey on March 02, 2013, 05:40:18 PM
Yes, won't be long.  8)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on April 24, 2013, 02:50:47 AM
Lenticular Cloud near Mt Egmont tonight

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/IMG_7153.JPG)

Ian
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on April 24, 2013, 07:49:11 AM
I'll add this "upside down" sky scene which was taken at 10,023' looking down from a Hawaiian volcano crater.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/DSCN0149.JPG)
It shows the crater rim, then clouds, and then the Pacific Ocean in the background.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: WmFritz on April 24, 2013, 08:19:12 AM
Ian, I did my homework and looked up lenticular. ;D  Amazing


MM, that picture looks like you could jump off the edge and land in puffy cotton balls. What a pretty scene.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on May 12, 2013, 10:05:33 PM
The first rainbow of the year. I saw this one and an hour later another one,in just about the same place and saw the whole arc twice. The first one I saw the end looked like it was right in the field.


 

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on May 13, 2013, 08:40:14 AM
Nice.  :)  Because of the large trees, we seldom see both ends. 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on May 15, 2013, 10:20:27 PM
Best one I ever saw was from a helicopter while flying in from the rig in the Gulf of Mexico. It was full circle. I have always wished I had a camera then.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on May 16, 2013, 08:52:35 AM
http://youtu.be/6qT4fl2i7HY
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on May 16, 2013, 09:07:45 AM
Here's a few couple I took yesterday,
Blue sky's and technology :D :D
 

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A Pirate ship at sunset

 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/IMAG2831.jpg)
While we were out on the water 2 fast Coast Guard boats went blazing by us followed by a rescue chopper. if you look at this pix the bright light is from the chopper as it hovers over a distressed boat. It looked like they dropped a rescue swimmer into the water while this was going on.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/IMAG2840.jpg)

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Rancher on October 20, 2013, 07:06:34 PM
Colorado Hunter's Moon
 

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Rancher on October 20, 2013, 07:10:02 PM
Colorado sunrise

 

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on October 20, 2013, 08:09:40 PM
Beautiful!   :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 20, 2013, 08:19:07 PM
I think the Hunter's moon photo is one of the best sky scene photos ever posted on this topic. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Rancher on October 20, 2013, 09:10:58 PM
Thanks for the kind words. Sharing my world one snap at a time.

Dave
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on October 20, 2013, 09:46:19 PM
Way to go my Friend.  Of course I know that you have many more.   ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on October 23, 2013, 02:09:08 PM
I took this Colorado Sunrise picture as were were packing up to come home last week.
 

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on October 23, 2013, 06:32:18 PM
Chopping wood in Northern Maine 6 miles from Canada looking east-northeast.
Flight path from Europe's overnight flights. 
There was so many that morning it may have been some military coming home.

 

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Facing south- southwest

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13635/skyscene2.jpg) 

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on October 24, 2013, 10:55:41 AM
A series of shots showing a sunrise off the coast of Borneo Indonesia.

 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/1025684_572118969507511_1055349952_o5B15D.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/1015080_572119262840815_1034913996_o5B15D.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/976944_572119189507489_1408361292_o5B15D.jpg)

There were several more taken over about a 10 - 15 minute period.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on October 24, 2013, 02:22:50 PM
Looked like it was a long night and the morning was having a hard time waking up.   :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on October 24, 2013, 07:34:39 PM
It was a long night actually. A sunrise like that usually spells a hot day ahead. There were several more pictures in between those. After so many sunrises out here sometimes I tend to not pay much attention to them. This one just happened to catch my eye. Made me think of Tom and his love for water scenes.   
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on November 07, 2013, 02:36:39 PM
Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico 11-2-2013

 

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Rancher on November 09, 2013, 07:55:39 PM
November morning. Just a bit before sunrise.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11376/108fxm.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on January 29, 2014, 03:53:21 AM
Need to bring this thread up again  :)

Sunset tonight.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/IMG_5359.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Autocar on January 29, 2014, 10:32:54 AM
Nothing more beautiful then sun sets and even some morning sun rises. Ive seen some beautys here in Ohio but some of the best has been in Alberta farm county.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on January 29, 2014, 10:50:08 AM
For all of you that are new to this thread,take the time to go through it. You won't be disappointed. I went through the whole thing again. It's a good one.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: ST Ranch on January 29, 2014, 08:01:28 PM
We had a very unusual red sunrise the other morning and I expected rain or snow, but we were surprised with sunny day and this sunset at about 6 PM.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31497/sunset.jpg)

The ice in the field, beyond the Larch trees, is from natural snowmelt, but makes a great ice rink for outdoor skating.
Tom
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on January 29, 2014, 08:40:08 PM
That red is so bright it almost hurts.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on January 29, 2014, 09:10:43 PM
That is stunning. 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on January 30, 2014, 01:51:32 AM
There have been volcanic eruptions in Hawaii and Indonesia reecently, putting a lot of dust in the atmosphere. Should make for some nice sky scenes for a while.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on January 30, 2014, 04:50:15 AM
LeeB, ever the romantic, eh?   :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LeeB on January 30, 2014, 04:55:05 AM
Don't tell anybody, but actually yes I am. The dust and ash actually do make for nice colors.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: clww on January 30, 2014, 07:03:50 AM
We had a great one last night here, but I did not take a photo.... ::)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on January 31, 2014, 05:56:18 AM
Don't tell anybody, but actually yes I am. The dust and ash actually do make for nice colors.

Yup, we get the best sunsets when the Aussies have big bushfires and the smoke drifts across the Tasman sea.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: ST Ranch on January 31, 2014, 12:12:25 PM
The PNW has been having some great sunsets these past few weeks as well.  I saw a news report out of Vancouver BC that said air tests showed the great sunsets were partly due to air pollution all the way from China [across the Pacific]. Kind of scary thought.
Tom
Title: Clouds
Post by: mesquite buckeye on March 01, 2014, 03:43:42 PM
I was out in the saguaro field when the incoming moisture from a pacific storm collided with the desert air, producing some spectacular cloud formations. I thought it might be fun to start a thread just about clouds; big ones, little ones, stormy ones, calm ones and desert and other extreme climate ones. So here goes with those clouds from yesterday.

 

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Evaporating clouds. This formation lasted perhaps 10 minutes before disappearing. Darlene says they look like snowflakes.


 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_8913.jpg)
Lenticular clouds. These are another evaporating cloud type.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_8915.jpg)
Iridescent clouds. On very rare occasions they can fill the sky with shimmering mother of pearl colors.



The Dragon over the Galiuro Mountain upslope. This one is what is called a standing lenticular cloud. These form over mountains and can stay in place for some time, up to many hours, forming out of thin air as the wind rises over the mountain, then disappearing on the leeward side. This can result in a lenticular cloud that just sits over the mountain as the air passes by. Sorry, but it took three photos to take a picture of this one it was so big, covering the whole width of the sky. The photos run south to north in order.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_8916.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_8917.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_8918.jpg)


Well, that's what I've got. Please feel free to add your own photos. I and I'm sure many in the forum would enjoy what you have seen. The sky is one of the most wonderful things about being out in the wild country. A blessing for all of us.

May the beauty of the miracles of nature show itself to you all.

Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: drobertson on March 01, 2014, 04:16:39 PM
Great topic!  I'll be posting as well as enjoying, thanks,   
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: Mooseherder on March 01, 2014, 05:15:34 PM
Here is one thread.

http://www.forestryforum.com/board/index.php/topic,2343.msg1094693.html#msg1094693
Title: Re: Clouds
Post by: John R on March 01, 2014, 06:12:56 PM
Nice pictures, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on March 11, 2014, 03:43:05 AM
Camping for the weekend at Raglan (on the coast 3 1/2 hours Nth)

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/IMG_5767.JPG)
 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on March 29, 2014, 04:15:55 AM
Nice thing about the Sky, it keeps delivering.   :D

From the street last weekend.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/IMG_5963.JPG)


Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Alcranb on March 29, 2014, 08:47:48 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/33808/image%7E11.jpg)

Earlier this month.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on March 29, 2014, 11:33:38 AM
Wonderful pictures,both of you. Alcranb,that must of been a VERY bright sky.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on April 06, 2014, 06:15:14 PM
This is what I saw this morning.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10436/sunrise_april_6_2014.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: isawlogs on April 06, 2014, 06:22:34 PM
 Thats not too hard on the eyes now is it!   :) :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: justallan1 on April 07, 2014, 07:12:49 AM
I took this picture yesterday while out riding my 4-wheeler. This time of year I try to ride every Sunday for a few hours anyway. (hunting for sheds). I call it therapy. ;D Although I have an awesome job on a beautiful ranch, sometimes I can forget that and going on a ride or hike seems to remind me of how lucky I really am.

Allan
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31630/002%7E4.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: isawlogs on April 07, 2014, 09:38:56 AM
 Well... ! D'ya find any  ???  ;D  Someone needs to ride out there, might as well be you. That is pretty country for sure!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bandmill Bandit on April 07, 2014, 09:50:49 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22409/IMG_0797.JPG)

Spring sunrise in Central Alberta.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: justallan1 on April 08, 2014, 06:56:18 AM
Well... ! D'ya find any  ???  ;D  Someone needs to ride out there, might as well be you. That is pretty country for sure!
Marcel, I generally fund some sort of new toy with what I find. ;D

Allan
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: OntarioAl on April 08, 2014, 05:05:58 PM
jestallan1
Montana... "Big Sky" country. Been there and experienced it. Hope to return someday
Al
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: isawlogs on April 09, 2014, 12:45:58 PM
 Allan, thats a good thing to do with the found finds, fund a toy!!!!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on July 09, 2014, 07:01:00 AM
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Lil snapped this on the cellphone on the way home tonight. It been a pretty cold and grey overcast with with high cloud, but the Mt attracts it's own Cap.

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on July 10, 2014, 05:34:40 PM
Very nice Ian.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ron Scott on July 11, 2014, 08:52:03 PM
Great picture!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on July 18, 2014, 07:49:04 AM
This was an unusual sight.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/DSCN1305.JPG)
It was late in the evening and there was this one single cloud with the setting sun shining through the fringes.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on July 18, 2014, 01:11:25 PM
The proverbial silver lining cloud. :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on July 18, 2014, 01:51:34 PM
Here's one from the Billarosa looking out on the smoky mountains
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/1263050_514587888623537_1148820896_o.jpg)

And here's one taken off Clearwater Beach of a summer storm going by.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/10460855_770850013025360_5824752347244835160_o.jpg)

I have the best of both worlds!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on July 18, 2014, 06:56:58 PM
Yes you do!  I gotta admit that the Smokey Mountains get to me though.   :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Den Socling on July 18, 2014, 08:16:11 PM
It's too bad there wasn't a telescope there but there is a picture on the internet of the Martian sky. In it, you can see the earth glowing like a star. The article said that if you were standing there, you could see the earth and our moon. Pretty cool stuff.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: NWP on July 24, 2014, 07:49:25 AM
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/23724/image%7E20.jpg)

I took this with my phone when I left the house this morning. Hopefully it's a decent quality picture, it's hard to tell on my phone.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on July 24, 2014, 11:34:32 AM
NWP.that picture will do just fine.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on August 30, 2014, 07:10:19 PM
Both of these are right out my front door.
One in July,

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10436/sunriseaug14.JPG)

One in August

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10436/aug14sunrise.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on September 02, 2014, 02:28:32 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/10443014_802253446551683_1403146416089732331_o.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/10351891_10154584583685192_7966500953522096852_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: oros35 on September 02, 2014, 02:47:51 PM
The picture doesn't do justice to how silky the clouds looked. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36438/2011-10-18_17-38-48_906.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36438/2011-10-18_17-38-21_58.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36438/20140804_192442.jpg) 
Pillars of creation!  I was mowing grass and looked up to see this.  I knew it looked familiar.  Uncanny resemblance to the largest of the pillars of creation.   


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36438/20140820_192807.jpg) 
Probably the best rainbow I've ever seen.  Was a little bit darker a few minutes earlier.


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36438/20140820_193001.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/36438/20130616_204156.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on September 02, 2014, 05:47:54 PM
I just saw a rainbow too. The other end went behind the trees.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on September 02, 2014, 08:55:46 PM
When I look at the art that's nature provides,  I wonder how mere humans could create anything more spectacular.   The other day I came through a small field that was yellow with flowers I think are black eyed susans.   I took a picture but it didn't capture the sight.  Almost ever time of the year there are flowers in the woods and fields.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on September 04, 2014, 03:51:46 PM
These are from yesterday afternoons rain storm in this area.  Dang powerful. I did not take these.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/10624968_331378923690176_3829300928521359200_n.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/1972470_331378840356851_8577322710750957239_n.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/10548001_331378947023507_6878634995829583884_o.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/10687893_331378887023513_7595290791302094464_o.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/1601176_10154542524415500_5018099107391265509_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: WmFritz on September 04, 2014, 05:32:56 PM
I would not want to get caught in a boat with a sky like those, Bill. Those last couple have a kind of an alien look to them... especially the last one.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on September 04, 2014, 05:54:38 PM
If I saw clouds like that, I'd get outta Dodge!   smiley_horserider
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on September 05, 2014, 10:00:00 AM
That happens just about everyday here during the summer. They pop up, dump a couple inches of rain in a few minutes then disappear.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on September 08, 2014, 05:00:18 PM
We were out riding Saturday evening and took these. I was trying to outrun the rain coming from behind us. Took these from the top of a bridge. My photographer was a little shaky :D
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/10632760_10202341521494229_6966388352176580033_n.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/10635994_10202341521134220_8691012333754959027_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on October 11, 2014, 07:53:32 PM
A couple shots of opposite sides of caribou lake this evening. This is about a half mile from here at the cabin.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/20141011_190047.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/20141011_193227.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on October 11, 2014, 08:13:24 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/DSCN05601.JPG)
An "upside down" picture that I took in Alberta, Canada two weeks ago.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/DSCN0560.JPG)
Which way is correct??   :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on October 11, 2014, 08:42:30 PM
PM is on the way.  ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on October 12, 2014, 06:09:05 AM
Good question!  Great picture! 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: beenthere on October 12, 2014, 07:25:41 AM
First one...  great pic !!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: coxy on October 12, 2014, 07:56:45 PM
I sent a pm to MM and got it right  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) look at them real close  :) :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Dave Shepard on October 12, 2014, 08:00:04 PM
Second one.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: sandhills on October 12, 2014, 09:59:50 PM
My wife and I agree it's the second picture, but we've been known to be wrong more than right  ;D (she just said "you maybe"  ::)).  I have a picture just like that, that I took of a lake in Alaska while we were boating into the cabin, very pretty country to say he least.  Did you get any fishing in along the way?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on October 12, 2014, 10:31:30 PM
No, no fishing, just "touristing".

There is a 50% chance that your picture guess is correct.   ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on November 13, 2014, 03:24:06 AM
Lil's pic from today.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/Lil_s_sky_.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Wildflower on November 21, 2014, 09:24:44 AM
This was the sky from my school bus this morning as I was waiting for the school to let the kids in.
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10009/20141121_074427.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: fishpharmer on November 21, 2014, 09:40:49 AM
Really neat shot of the sunrise, amazing colors that sure contrast the white snow.
 
Ianab, intresting picture.

Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LIL on November 21, 2014, 04:17:44 PM

 
Ianab, intresting picture.

Thanks for sharing.

Fishfarmer I took that picture at work - I wasn't sure I was quite seeing what I did.  The photo just doesn't do it justice, the colours were beautiful.   I come home and was talking to Ian about it, and googled it, turns out it's an iridescent cloud. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_iridescence

Feeling blessed to have seen it :)

LIL

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: curdog on December 04, 2014, 11:13:04 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/32389/20141126_165930.jpg)
Here's a shot from behind the house the other day.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: sawguy21 on December 04, 2014, 11:31:39 PM
Sunrises and sunsets make incredible pictures. I was driving north to work the other day, the sun was just coming up and catching the tops of the peaks. I wanted so badly to stop and take a picture but the drivers behind me on the bridge would not have seen the humor in it. ::)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on December 28, 2014, 07:54:05 PM
Sun pillar in the sunset at Tucson tonight. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1147.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: coxy on December 28, 2014, 08:18:54 PM
that is some neat stuff you have out there  :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on December 28, 2014, 08:23:57 PM
That makes my eyes hurt. That is some bright and pretty.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on December 28, 2014, 08:50:42 PM
 ;D

Did you see this one from a while ago? 6 rainbows. The 6th one is the ordinary double one not shown. ???

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1106.JPG) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1104.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 10, 2015, 09:06:01 PM
Venus and Mercury in the fading light of sunset this evening. Mercury is down and to the right, faintly visible. Look quick before it gets dark. Tomorrow Mercury should be higher than Venus.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1174.JPG)

 ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on January 11, 2015, 07:50:32 AM
Nice picture! 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 11, 2015, 11:23:44 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 14, 2015, 10:54:40 AM
Iridescent clouds yesterday.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1187.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on January 14, 2015, 06:51:51 PM
That would get me to stop and enjoy the view.  :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 14, 2015, 07:23:26 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: coxy on January 14, 2015, 07:32:50 PM
you shur do have some weird stuff going on out there    but its nice  :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: trapper on January 15, 2015, 11:37:28 AM
Iridescent clouds yesterday.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1187.JPG)
Hope some of that is around when my wife and I are out there the last half of february.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 15, 2015, 12:01:35 PM
They are most common during the cool part of the year. ;D

I have been seeing them a lot lately. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: purple otter on January 17, 2015, 01:47:09 PM
Sunrise over Buffalo, NY from the ice on the Niagara River.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20947/IMG_1112.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on January 17, 2015, 04:31:02 PM
The sky looks frozen.   :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 17, 2015, 04:59:13 PM
Very, very cool. ;D :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on January 17, 2015, 07:47:52 PM
That is a pretty picture but you need your coat on to look at it.  I agree with Roxie. 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Mooseherder on January 17, 2015, 08:49:02 PM
Very cool picture. Is this section of the river before the Falls?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: purple otter on January 18, 2015, 01:08:46 PM
I am above the falls ,but about 5 miles upstream . ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on January 28, 2015, 06:10:18 PM
Lil took this shot outside her work last night just around dusk. Sky was just clearing after some heavy summer afternoon thunderstorms

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/Mt_at_dusk.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 28, 2015, 09:39:57 PM
Nice. Looks rather volcanic. Reminds me of the volcanos around Mexico City. ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on January 28, 2015, 09:41:18 PM
I like that!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: coxy on January 29, 2015, 07:36:49 AM
Lil took this shot outside her work last night just around dusk. Sky was just clearing after some heavy summer afternoon thunderstorms

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/Mt_at_dusk.jpg)
that's what I thought it was to a volcano nice     but the word summer  :-X its not nice to tease other people  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on January 31, 2015, 08:05:38 PM
I took this photo on my way home from the u.p. Wednesday. it's only a couple miles from our property 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/20150128_083939.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/20150128_083618.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: fishpharmer on January 31, 2015, 08:19:51 PM
Neat shots Jeff.  They are all good.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on January 31, 2015, 08:20:06 PM
A once in a life time view, never to be duplicated and captured in the click of an eye. Very nice Boss!  :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on January 31, 2015, 09:28:32 PM
Nice. Looks rather volcanic. Reminds me of the volcanos around Mexico City. ;D

Yes, Mt Egmont / Taranaki. It's listed as an active volcano, and last major eruption was was ~1655. It's actually overdue to erupt again.

But Civil Defence has a comprehensive action plan formulated. Run AWAY From  The Volcano.  :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: sandhills on January 31, 2015, 10:39:26 PM
Good plan!  ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 31, 2015, 11:58:05 PM
Wish more people would post here. :-\

Good ones, Jeff. ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on February 01, 2015, 09:25:15 PM
Confluence of the Pantano Wash and the Tanque Verde Creek. Note the White Nile mixing with the Blue Nile effect. The Pantano is the browner water.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1244.JPG)


Note the sky in the raindrops hanging from the palo verde tree. State Tree of Arizona.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1236.JPG)


Fog in the Santa Catalina Foothills.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1235.JPG)


The antisky view of sand patterns in the Tanque Verde Wash left from the day before taken from the Craycroft Road bridge.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1246.JPG)


 ;D ;D ;D :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on February 02, 2015, 05:57:18 AM
Daybreak in Pennsylvania. 

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11566/0123150706.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on February 02, 2015, 07:00:37 AM
Roxie,I miss that.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on February 02, 2015, 12:44:05 PM
Upper Priest Lake, Idaho, May 6, 2014
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21495/Upper_Priest_Lake.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on February 02, 2015, 02:36:57 PM
Thats a good'n Roxie. Reminds me of my Grand-paw.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on February 04, 2015, 09:19:15 AM
Now I want to go there. ;D Just not now. :snowball: :snowball: :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: goose63 on February 04, 2015, 01:13:31 PM
mesquite buckeye there is some good fishing in that lake
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on February 04, 2015, 01:54:30 PM
I've done the ice fishing thing. Good thing is you don't need a fish bucket. Just toss them out on the ice and let them quick freeze. Big fun. :-\

Now I have to go work on my tan. ;D :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on March 15, 2015, 05:28:03 AM
 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/IMG_1586.JPG)

Tonight's sunset. High cloud from a tropical storm off to the North, but the horizon was clear out over the sea. So you get great light coming in under the cloud and really putting on a show.  :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on March 15, 2015, 05:18:15 PM
Almost eerie.   
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on March 26, 2015, 12:08:14 PM
A storm over the Santa Catalinas last week from Manzanita School.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1378.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on July 30, 2015, 12:19:56 AM
Anticrepuscular rays and a rainbow lighting up an incoming monsoon thunderstorm this evening.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1874.JPG)

God loves deserts.

 ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on July 30, 2015, 09:30:06 PM
Never heard of a rainbow like that. that looks pretty. Does it last just a few minutes? Like a regular rainbow?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on July 30, 2015, 10:24:36 PM
It is a piece of a regular rainbow. Crepuscular rays are what you see when sunlight shines through openings in clouds, giving the impression the light is spreading out. That is actually a perspective effect, like how rows of a crop in a field look as you pass them. Anticrepuscular rays are what you sometimes get in the sky opposite the sun where it looks like the rays are coming together again. Also a perspective effect on parallel light. Anticrepuscular rays are more uncommon than their spreading counterparts and are usually only seen near sunrise and sunset.

Hope the explanation helps.  ;D

It lasted like 15 minutes. ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on August 20, 2015, 09:24:17 PM
Mammatocumulus over Tucson from a nearby severe thunderstorm.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_1973.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on August 20, 2015, 10:22:43 PM
That looks eerie.   :o
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on August 21, 2015, 01:06:59 AM
It covered about 1/2 of the sky. Clouds of this type are associated with severe thunderstorms and tornados.

If you look closely the dot to the lower right is an A10 Thunderbolt from Davis Monthan AFB.
Best air to mud plane in the Air Force for close air support of our troops. It is a constant fight to keep them as part of the team. >:(
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on August 21, 2015, 05:33:28 AM
No wonder I could not get the bug off my screen.  ;D
More nice pictures of the clouds. Mine are kinda boring in this area. They all kinda look the same. Some white some black.  ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on August 21, 2015, 08:44:45 AM
Figured I'd change things around some. This is Sun-up from Daytona Beach Florida.



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/10575241_736506816395228_9132816097618090210_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on August 21, 2015, 08:50:02 AM
That's a happy scene Bill.   :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on August 23, 2015, 03:06:14 PM
Purty ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on August 24, 2015, 09:27:55 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/039~0.jpeg)

Sunset, Treasure Island Florida
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on August 24, 2015, 11:40:35 AM
Cool. ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

Looks Florida flat. :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball: :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on August 24, 2015, 01:36:33 PM
Flat as the eye can see!
 


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/11895003_960429110666783_9023873440442703786_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on August 24, 2015, 09:18:06 PM
Or maybe round and really really big. ;D 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: sawguy21 on August 26, 2015, 11:42:49 AM
Our dog would have loved that beach.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on September 20, 2015, 11:25:29 AM
New flag at the cabin flying proud.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/20150919_153643-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bricklayer51 on September 21, 2015, 08:25:36 AM
Now that's a beautiful sight. Hope Pete got some meat.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on September 21, 2015, 02:34:40 PM
Took this last Saturday.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/049~0.jpg)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on October 02, 2015, 04:32:32 AM
Tropical night sky on Rarotonga

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/IMG_3283.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on October 02, 2015, 07:26:47 AM
Very nice. What did you use to take it?
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bay Beagle on October 02, 2015, 08:30:28 AM
last weeks pic, before the storms moved in .... off the Chesapeake Bay -

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/40896/100_0461.JPG)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on October 02, 2015, 03:00:58 PM
Very nice. What did you use to take it?

Nothing fancy.

Canon Rebel T3 on manual setting, and sat on the deck railing. 30 second exposure.

The sand and palm are lit from the lights inside the house, and the rest is starlight.

Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on October 03, 2015, 05:06:19 AM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/ThunderJuly93a.JPG)

I shot this picture looking south from our yard just at sundown in July of 93 - the year of the Great Flood.  This thunderhead dumped over 5" of rain in about 45 minutes on Linn, MO about 20 miles south of us.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/images/YaBBImages/userpics/Frostytree2.JPG)
Here is an elm tree in our front yard I caught with the early morning frost.

Yeah,   I'm still kicking.   

I went back to the post I made over 13 years ago that started this topic. Two things stick out,  one, the picture file size limits were much lower then, and two, a good many of the first posters on this topic are no longer with us.

It's great to see this topic is still going and growing.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on October 03, 2015, 06:16:25 AM
I'm glad to see it going and growing too. I enjoy all of the pictures. It's good to capture some of them. Some only last a few minutes and than are gone.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: mesquite buckeye on October 07, 2015, 11:25:10 AM
We have had some storms in Tucson starting yesterday. Some severe with hail and whirling winds. Shot this rainbow over the front range of the Santa Catalina Mountains while driving to pick up my stepdaughter from school.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_2246.JPG)



This triple rainbow is outside my window as this is written.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_2248.JPG)
The third one is visible just below the main rainbow.

Tucson is beautiful.  ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Gary_C on October 07, 2015, 10:21:14 PM
Here are a few new sky pictures I have accumulated this past year. Last June I drove out to Idaho Falls for my brother's memorial service. The first picture is of the east side of the Tetons taken north of Jackson,WY.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/DSC_0166-Tetons~0.jpg)

The next picture is from the Teton Pass just west of Jackson. You can see the cut in the distance where the road coming out of Jackson rises at a 13 degree grade. I think that Teton Pass was the steepest road we traveled.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/DSC_0185.jpg)

This picture was taken east of Idaho Falls, not sure exactly where as it was taken by my brother sometime in the winter of 2013-14.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/Dave_s-Pictures-373.jpg)

The next picture was taken on the way home. We were just south of Yellowstone NP and just west of the Teton Range. The picture is either the Tetons to the west of us or Yellowstone to the north of us.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/DSC_0288.jpg)

The road in the next picture is just on the way to the west gate of Yellowstone.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/DSC_0290.jpg)

Here is Old Faithful just finishing in the late afternoon sky.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/DSC_0324.jpg)

The road coming down to the west side of Yellowstone Lake looking east.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/DSC_0328.jpg)

Around on the east side of Yellowstone Lake looking back west at the sunset. Notice the thermal vents steaming along the shore of the lake.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/DSC_0349.jpg)

A few survivor trees on the east side of the lake. You will see why I call them survivor trees in the last picture.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/DSC_0346.jpg)

Some more survivors.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/DSC_0345.jpg)

This is the east side of Yellowstone Lake still waiting for the cleanup or replanting. I'm not sure if this is left over from the fires some years ago or just the result of the dying Lodgepole which can be seen all over the area.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/DSC_0355.jpg)

The scenery on the trip was breathtaking but the reason for the trip was not so good.   

   
 
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Post by: thecfarm on October 08, 2015, 08:04:40 AM
Sorry to hear you could not enjoy the trip.  Nice pictures. I see alot of firewood in that last picture of dead wood.
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Post by: Magicman on October 08, 2015, 08:23:43 AM
There is something about those Western Skies that I love.  8)
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Post by: Bandmill Bandit on October 19, 2015, 11:01:58 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22409/12074585_451259888395770_7499622362174233693_n.jpg)

A friend of mine that lives in Guatemala sent me this photo awhile ago.

The photo was taken just a bit east and north of his house. He doesn't know the photographers but chatted with them for a about 20 minutes while they watched the event.
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on October 19, 2015, 02:04:04 PM
Cool. ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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Post by: Raider Bill on October 19, 2015, 03:42:11 PM
 

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Post by: Jeff on October 19, 2015, 04:13:27 PM
A prelude to the first day of snow 2015 in the Eastern U.P.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/upsnow.jpg)
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Post by: thecfarm on November 04, 2015, 08:21:17 PM
A November sunrise.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10436/view_form_my_place11-15.JPG)

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Post by: Peter Drouin on November 04, 2015, 10:37:02 PM
A November sunrise.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10436/view_form_my_place11-15.JPG)




I like that,
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Post by: LeeB on November 04, 2015, 11:01:23 PM
End of Oct. sunset in San Ignacio Belize.

 

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 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/IMG_1221.JPG) 


 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/IMG_1223.JPG) 



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/IMG_1225.JPG)
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Post by: thecfarm on November 05, 2015, 06:57:01 AM
Most times all those just last a few minutes.
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Post by: Jeff on November 08, 2015, 08:45:11 PM
 

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Post by: mesquite buckeye on November 10, 2015, 01:51:26 PM
Nice Missouri sunset.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_2369.JPG)

Fog in northern New Mexico.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_2381.JPG)

Standing lenticular clouds over a mountain south of Vaughn. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_2385.JPG)
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Post by: Grizzly on November 17, 2015, 01:06:11 PM
I don't normally take the time to share these things but we were pretty impressed. These three are from a 3 minute time frame. The first is 8:26am, and then 8:27am, and then 8:28am.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28043/Sunrise_826am.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28043/Sunrise_827am.jpg)

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/28043/Sunrise_828am.jpg)

Very quickly after this it became lighter and soon the sun was up behind the clouds and all was grey/dark again.
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Post by: Roxie on November 17, 2015, 02:38:51 PM
The sky is very impressive, but more impressive is the change in the reflection on the water.  Beautiful.   :)
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on November 17, 2015, 08:54:25 PM
 ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) :snowball:
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Post by: SawyerBrown on November 17, 2015, 09:24:42 PM
The last night of harvest in October, finishing up the soybeans ...

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Post by: LeeB on November 18, 2015, 01:32:21 AM
Couple of sunset shots from the Persian Gulf.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/Nov_2015_SFNY_field_2.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/Nov_2015_SFNY_field_3.jpg) 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10046/November_2015_in_SFNY_field_1.jpg)
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Post by: beenthere on November 18, 2015, 02:14:43 AM
A tad bit hazy there.  Makes for interesting colors. 
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Post by: LeeB on November 18, 2015, 02:58:50 AM
The dust and sand are always in the air. Some days worse than others.
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Post by: Jeff on December 20, 2015, 03:42:03 PM
THis morning out the back door.Red sky in morning. Whats on its way I wonder? :)

 

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Post by: beenthere on December 20, 2015, 04:01:36 PM
Sailor's warning...
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Post by: OntarioAl on December 20, 2015, 04:42:34 PM
Sunrise over Ranier Minnesota taken from Fort Frances Ontario
Al

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Post by: Ron Scott on December 27, 2015, 09:28:47 PM
A December sunset from the Deer Blind


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Post by: Roxie on December 28, 2015, 06:55:14 AM
Your photos from your game cams and deer blinds really make me want to visit Michigan.  Just beautiful! 
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Post by: Ron Scott on December 28, 2015, 11:32:02 AM
Thanks Roxi. Yes, you need to visit Michigan. Maybe at Pig Roast time. Enjoyed your podcast with Jeff. You also live in a nice area as I visited there some when I worked on the Allegheny NF out of Warren, PA.
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Post by: Raider Bill on December 28, 2015, 02:05:58 PM
 Christmas Day, Clearwater Beach Sunset


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Post by: Raider Bill on December 28, 2015, 02:07:57 PM
Saw this online. Was taken last week.
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Post by: SawyerBrown on December 28, 2015, 04:18:13 PM
Wow, that's just spectacular.
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Post by: Ron Scott on December 29, 2015, 05:33:47 PM
A great picture!
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Post by: Gary_C on December 29, 2015, 11:27:10 PM
Outstanding picture that was taken by a real pro. Were any rights reserved or copyrighted?
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Post by: Gary_C on December 30, 2015, 12:13:54 AM
I found another one that was taken last May. Looks like it is a popular spot.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/11467/Vietnam-Memorial-at-sunrise.jpg)

Came from here: Vietnam Memorial at Sunrise (http://www.picturecorrect.com/news/photo-vietnam-veterans-memorial-wall-at-sunrise/)
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Post by: Raider Bill on December 30, 2015, 07:32:54 AM
Not sure about copyrights but the picture was all over facebook.
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 11, 2016, 03:29:11 PM
Morning light and fog in the desert north of San Manuel, AZ.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_2547.JPG)
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Post by: Artski on January 25, 2016, 04:38:30 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/41925/image~0.jpeg)

Pic taken during the last Blue Moon
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Post by: mesquite buckeye on January 26, 2016, 12:00:22 AM
Big mesquites in a winter sunset.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/31219/IMG_2659.JPG)
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Post by: curdog on January 27, 2016, 12:30:09 AM
 

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Here's a shot from our snow earlier this week. It had started melting pretty good when I took, but enough still on the ground
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Post by: Alcranb on January 28, 2016, 05:24:44 PM
 

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This evenings sunset looking out the backyard
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Post by: Magicman on January 30, 2016, 10:00:59 PM
Last Morning of Deer Hunting Season.
 

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Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on January 31, 2016, 11:07:33 AM
Looks peaceful.
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Post by: Hilltop366 on February 01, 2016, 08:21:21 AM
2 sunsets and 1 moon set.



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Post by: Raider Bill on February 01, 2016, 10:31:02 AM
From the Tampa Bay Gasparilla festival last weekend.
 

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Post by: Bibbyman on June 24, 2016, 10:03:05 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10034/FullSizeRender.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1466820096)

My sister just took this picture while setting on their back patio in central Missouri.
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Post by: Ron Scott on June 25, 2016, 05:51:41 PM
Neat cloud pattern.
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Post by: OneWithWood on June 26, 2016, 11:30:34 AM
We always called that a buttermilk sky.  Usually precedes a storm by 12 - 24 hours.
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Post by: Hilltop366 on June 26, 2016, 02:02:38 PM
 

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View from my living room in June.
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Post by: Ron Scott on June 26, 2016, 10:23:18 PM
Great scene!
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Post by: thecfarm on June 27, 2016, 06:49:55 AM
That is red. And  I do mean red.  Wow!
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Post by: Ianab on July 13, 2016, 06:31:37 AM
Took a drive out East the other afternoon to watch the sunset. It's a nice winding road over some hills.

The high cloud is a sign of some winter weather moving in.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/IMG_9529.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1468405736)
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Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on July 14, 2016, 07:21:49 PM
 :o :o :o :o :o   Good Pic!
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Post by: Ianab on September 18, 2016, 04:10:25 AM
Just a couple of smartphone pics

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/Te_Rewa_Rewa.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474185933)

And Lil's one

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/MJ-Te_Rewa_Rewa.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474185931)

It's a bridge called Te Wera Wera on the coastal walkway in New Plymouth. We where up there today to do some shopping and get pizza for lunch and got in a short walk before the rain clouds rolled in.

The bridge is pretty famous with it's own Wikipedia page even.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_Rewa_Rewa_Bridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_Rewa_Rewa_Bridge)
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Post by: OneWithWood on September 18, 2016, 10:28:45 AM
Lil's pic is suitable for framing.
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Post by: Jeff on September 19, 2016, 09:33:22 PM
It looks like it once was alive.
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Post by: Ianab on September 19, 2016, 10:16:18 PM
The shape is from a breaking wave at the nearby surf break.

It is a cool little bridge. It's a foot bridge in the coastal walk around New Plymouth. When they wanted to extend the walkway further there is a river in the way, and a long detour up to the road bridge. The council priced out what a basic foot bridge would cost, but some of the local businessmen  decided the site deserved better. Luckily the also owned civil and mechanical engineering companies, and could chip in a couple of million$$.

Making the bridge was a mission as each rib is a different profile. They where CNC'd out of steel and welded together, then the whole bridge was trucked down to the site and craned into place.

The bridge also point directly at the Mt, which you can faintly see in this shot. Usually it's perfectly framed from that spot.
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/Te_Rewa_Rewa2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474337749)
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Post by: Magicman on September 19, 2016, 10:19:42 PM
Thanks for the history because it is quite unusual.
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Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on September 20, 2016, 09:37:26 PM
It looks like it once was alive.

There actually may be some meat still on the bone.  ;D
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Post by: thecfarm on September 23, 2016, 09:07:09 PM
Just a few hours old.
This is out my front door.

 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10436/sept16front_of_house.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1474679083)
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Post by: Ianab on October 15, 2016, 06:06:56 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/IMG_9851edit.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1476568941)

Coming back from a fireworks show last night and Lil says, wow the mountain looks cool tonight. Wish we had a picture of it like that. No problem. Probably should have gone out of town, away from the street lights, but just went down the  street to the local park and set up the camera there.

Have tweaked the contrast curve a little to make the image look better, and more like the actual view, but no real  retouching.



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Post by: thecfarm on October 15, 2016, 06:24:04 PM
It does look good.
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Post by: Ron Scott on October 16, 2016, 10:53:33 PM
Nice!
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Post by: Bandmill Bandit on November 09, 2016, 10:40:32 PM
 This picture isn't even close to what reality actually was but it is still a WOW what great day to be alive moment! Even on the morning after!



 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22409/IMG_1568.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1478749095)
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Post by: thecfarm on November 10, 2016, 08:38:22 AM
Yes,I find the same thing with some that I post.
But yours still looks great.
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Post by: Jeff on November 16, 2016, 03:20:41 PM
It's a "Snoopy Sky" kinda day in da U.P. Can ya see it?
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/snoopysky.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1479327610)
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Post by: Jeff on November 17, 2016, 10:10:37 AM
I guess ya'll need help.
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/snoopysky2.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1479395350)
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Post by: POSTON WIDEHEAD on November 17, 2016, 05:32:52 PM
Now I see it.  ;D
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Post by: newoodguy78 on November 20, 2016, 08:36:39 PM
Just a couple of smartphone pics

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/Te_Rewa_Rewa.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474185933)

And Lil's one

I know this is a sky thread but that bridge is spectacular. Between the bridge and the sky Lil's picture is frame worthy. She definitely has good taste.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/MJ-Te_Rewa_Rewa.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1474185931)

It's a bridge called Te Wera Wera on the coastal walkway in New Plymouth. We where up there today to do some shopping and get pizza for lunch and got in a short walk before the rain clouds rolled in.

The bridge is pretty famous with it's own Wikipedia page even.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_Rewa_Rewa_Bridge (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_Rewa_Rewa_Bridge)
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Post by: Ianab on January 16, 2017, 02:48:02 AM
MJ got this shot from the ferry as we came back from the South Island

It's actually 2 consecutive shots on her new phone that Google has recognized and automatically stitched into one. We commented at the time how it was impossible to capture the whole scene in just one image. Anyway the system automatically fixed that.  :D Well it's still not a full 360 sky view, but it's a wider shot than any single one we could take.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/Cook_Straight_Sunset.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1484552804)
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Post by: Roxie on January 16, 2017, 07:49:24 AM
Spectacular shot!   8) 
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Post by: Magicman on March 15, 2017, 05:32:55 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/IMG_2126.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1489613165)
Pear Blossoms with a Blue Sky.
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Post by: Texas Ranger on March 15, 2017, 09:06:27 PM
Spring in Texas.




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Post by: thecfarm on March 15, 2017, 09:47:00 PM
Texas Ranger that looks almost fake it's so pretty.
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Post by: Texas Ranger on March 16, 2017, 12:18:11 AM
Texas Ranger that looks almost fake it's so pretty.

this year better than most
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Post by: Raider Bill on March 16, 2017, 09:10:34 AM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/14445/16819159_1636066366409662_7668620853413750781_o.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1489669644) 

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Post by: reedco on March 16, 2017, 10:22:37 AM
         Really nice pictures, really good with a camera!
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Post by: Ox on March 16, 2017, 05:15:23 PM
Wish I was there.  Pretty much anywhere but where I am.  Thanks for sharing and helping me dream myself the hell outta here.
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Post by: Ron Scott on March 19, 2017, 10:47:54 PM
Great pictures!
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Post by: Jeff on April 05, 2017, 04:24:10 PM
Our sky was on fire here this morning.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/20170405_070041-EFFECTS.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1491423827)
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Post by: nativewolf on April 05, 2017, 04:26:44 PM
Texas Ranger that looks almost fake it's so pretty.

this year better than most

Good rains I guess.  It was a great picture!
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Post by: thecfarm on April 05, 2017, 06:18:22 PM
Fire is right.
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Post by: Ianab on April 24, 2017, 07:43:09 AM
Aurora isn't common here, so when the news said it might be seen, Lil says, "we should go have a look". No worries, think best spot will be 3,000 ft up the Mt, looking South. OK, it's a few degrees above freezing and pitch dark (no moon) when we rock up to the viewing platform at Dawson Falls visitor centre.

Anyway the lights where barely visible to the naked eye.  A camera is more sensitive to low light colours, so you could capture more than you could actually see. Several of the folks only saw on camera viewfinders.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/IMG_2567ed2.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1493033711)

Tim, a local professional photographer was there too, and got a better view with his pro camera and lens.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/91861007/taranaki-photographer-captures-the-rare-aurora-australis (http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/91861007/taranaki-photographer-captures-the-rare-aurora-australis)

For reference he was shooting ISO 10,000 with a F2.0 lens and 25 sec exposure. My pic was ISO 1600, F 3.5 and a 30 sec exposure, and a bit of tweaking with the contrast levels.

Anyway Lil's bucket list is to see a real overhead Aurora. Tricky in the Southern hemisphere.
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Post by: Hilltop366 on April 24, 2017, 08:12:37 AM
Cool!  I can only remember seeing the lights once here, it was quite faint but neat to see.
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Post by: Hilltop366 on April 30, 2017, 08:48:37 PM
Took a late evening canoe paddle at the camp last night.

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/18975/_DSC1246.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1493599551) 

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Post by: Woodcutter_Mo on May 26, 2017, 07:44:19 PM
 Today's sunrise

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35112/IMG_20170526_060916092~0.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1495842166)
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Post by: Woodcutter_Mo on May 27, 2017, 01:23:48 PM
 Panoramic of the same sunrise

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35112/IMG_20170526_061007065~0.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1495905742)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on June 03, 2017, 04:51:52 AM
Cellphone pic of the sky tonight.  :)

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: caveman on July 22, 2017, 11:22:49 AM
Predawn thunder cloud over Tampa  Bay while JMoore and I were netting bait. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/image~385.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1500736323)
Rainbow in a cloud out over the Gulf of Mexico. 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22883/image~384.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1500736322) We were fortunate to dodge all of the small storms. We even saw a waterspout in the distance but the picture was not impressive.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: runmca on July 25, 2017, 10:32:38 AM
From the backyard. Chased it for awhile, no pot, just a bunch of ticks  :laugh:

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43657/DSCF1089.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1500992800)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Roxie on July 25, 2017, 03:46:53 PM
Rainbows are hard to capture, and that's one of the prettiest I've seen.   :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: coxy on July 25, 2017, 06:38:43 PM
Spring in Texas.




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that is neat I must have missed that one  never new there was hill in Texas :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: runmca on September 28, 2017, 10:56:56 AM
I was able to capture this on my phone after a passing shower yesterday. The camera picked up the faint double but I couldn't see it with my eyes.

(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/43657/20170927rb.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1506610386)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on October 12, 2017, 07:38:53 PM
Very moody picture of the sun setting behind the Mt as I was packing up the mill last night. The dark area is the Mts shadow in the air. The sun is just behind the peak.

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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bandmill Bandit on October 13, 2017, 06:24:03 PM
 

 (http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22409/IMG_1816.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1507933262)
Sunset on the lake we like to camp at every fall.



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And sunrise the next morning with my son and one of my daughters paddling the lake in the cedar strip canoe I built 30 years ago.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Woodcutter_Mo on October 26, 2017, 11:20:58 PM
(http://www.forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35112/IMG_20171024_182014543_HDR.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1509063076)

 Sunset from Tuesday evening
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: LIL on May 20, 2018, 05:22:22 AM
 
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It's been a wee while it seems that this thread has had a post.  I took this today while out on my walk.  I though it looked like a backdrop perfect for a princess - being we watched the Royal Wedding on TV last night :) 

LIL
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Woodcutter_Mo on May 25, 2018, 09:55:10 PM

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/35112/IMG_20180525_205114.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1527299661)


 Pic of a shelf cloud (think that's what it's called ???) ahead of a storm this evening
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on August 11, 2018, 01:04:36 AM
Slept in this morning, so I scanned the local web cameras instead.

From out East, looking back towards home and the Mt.

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Another cam that's a bit further down the road, looking East towards the central Mountains.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/snapshot_marco2018-08-11.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1533963375)

Must get up early one day and go take some of these pics myself.  :D These are web cams at a local internet companies remote microwave stations. Most of them are remote and solar powered, and  get wireless internet down into those valleys, where even the phone lines are suspect.  
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: IMERC on August 11, 2018, 02:34:13 PM
thanks people for your great pictures....
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: IMERC on August 11, 2018, 02:40:58 PM
some from around here...


(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10778/007m.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1534012564)
 
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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: IMERC on August 11, 2018, 02:44:08 PM
a few mo
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(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10778/Moon_Shot.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1534012970)
 
(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10778/North_Mt_Snow_Wide_WallPaper.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1534013025)
 re....
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bibbyman on August 14, 2018, 07:58:14 PM
Big Bird July 2018 - YouTube (http://youtu.be/j5d2deOoD3k)

Stepped out of the house and heard a plane but it sounded strangely familiar in a different way.  B17 bomber.  I didn't get good video of it with my phone.  I couldn't see it on the screen so had to just guess where it was.  It was heading to St Louis to an air show.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Raider Bill on August 15, 2018, 08:22:54 AM
 
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Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Chuck White on August 15, 2018, 09:06:12 AM
Nice video Bibby!

I remember back when I first went into the Air Force, my first job was Ground Crew mechanic on Reciprocating Engine Aircraft!

Very Rewarding!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on January 25, 2019, 06:09:21 AM
Last day of the Summer Holidays here, and had the neighbours kids over. So we set up the "6ft tall blow up rainbow Unicorn" sprinkler toy. Just because, what kid can resist a Unicorn sprinkler. 

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/20190125_132753.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1548413910)

Then you look up and see..   Iridescent Clouds

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/20190125_133223.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1548413960)

So, unicorn and rainbow cloud.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/20190125_133325.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1548413935)

I'm going for a first, Rainbows and Unicorns, in the same FF post.   ;D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: bags on January 25, 2019, 09:01:28 PM
View from the sawmill of the moon go'in down.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22142/IMG_9743.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1548467808)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: terrifictimbersllc on March 11, 2019, 03:39:37 PM
 Upper Priest Lake, Idaho.

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/21495/Upper_Priest_Lake.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1422898930)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Ianab on June 18, 2019, 04:46:35 AM
Wind changing to the South usually brings clear and cold. It wasn't as warm as the sunshine may appear, but the sky was such a clear blue today I had to stop and snap a picture.  Going to be the first good frost of the winter tonight.  

(http://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10460/20190618_120925.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1560847412)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Chuck White on June 18, 2019, 06:38:45 AM
Looks like a postcard picture, Ian.

Beautiful!
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on January 22, 2020, 05:57:46 PM
 
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This was our wake up this morning.  :)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Jeff on January 22, 2020, 06:14:03 PM
A friend of Stacy's
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10001/13329.jpeg?easyrotate_cache=1579734826)
 took this.
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Magicman on February 17, 2020, 04:38:19 PM
A Grandson works on a drilling rig in West Texas.

(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/20011/IMG_7107.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1581975412)
 
This was his wake up yesterday morning.
Title: God's paint brush
Post by: Sedgehammer on April 23, 2020, 07:47:03 AM
This was from a couple of weeks ago. By our swimmin pond and cabana. It's 2 of the prettiest sunsets I've seen here I think.


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/53840/20200329_195834.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1587606449)
 
(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/53840/20200319_195325.jpg?easyrotate_cache=1587642789)
Title: Re: God's paint brush
Post by: Autocar on April 23, 2020, 10:39:12 AM
That bottom photo is one of the best I have ever seen thanks for scharing.
Title: Re: God's paint brush
Post by: Chuck White on April 23, 2020, 03:15:46 PM
It make you want to be there!  surfer-smiley 
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bandmill Bandit on April 23, 2020, 08:31:19 PM
I thought this one would be a unique addition to this thread.
Taken by my son Steve, while driving the boat AND flying the drone to get the picture, with his son and 2 nephews in the boat.


(https://forestryforum.com/gallery/albums/userpics/22409/IMG_2050~0.JPG?easyrotate_cache=1587688065)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: thecfarm on April 24, 2020, 06:34:15 AM
Now I got it!! 
Kinda looks like the guy on his riding lawn mower with his postage stamp lawn.   :D
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bandmill Bandit on April 24, 2020, 09:44:44 AM
I have no idea how he gets those square/round pictures with the drone cam but that lake is about 1.5 miles wide and about 5 miles long. Somehow when he does the pics that way with the drone the camera scrunches the horizons to fit the frame but keeps the center very close to actual prespective. he gets some pretty cool pictures with it. I think the camera has 4 lenses and it hangs on a gimble.

The drone is not a cheap one and he said the camera cost more than the drone     
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: SwampDonkey on April 24, 2020, 10:56:17 AM
Fisheye lens. ;)
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Nebraska on April 24, 2020, 04:32:26 PM
Neat picture. 
"Living in a fisheye lens stuck in the camera's eye."
Not a terrible song to get in my head...
Limelight-  Rush
Title: Re: Sky scenes  
Post by: Bandmill Bandit on April 24, 2020, 09:32:11 PM
Actually the camera has 5 lenses. 1 on the bottom and one on each side and it uses all 5. Saves a 3 to 5 sec burst stream of up to 60 frames per second that he then has to process on computer in the software for the camera. Also shoots every thing in RAW. Whatever that means.