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Hi guys,

Just catching up having been across the water for a long weekend. It gave me a good opportunity to give the A700 a workout - verdict - it's a magnificent camera!

Here's a shot from Saturday evening....



Enjoy!
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Replied by phoenix on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

Nice image Paul. But is a sunset an atmospheric phenomena?
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Replied by paulevans on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

If you look at the picture carefully Kieran, there is a classic atmospheric phoenomenon going on there! Anthony will be along shortly :-)
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Replied by phoenix on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

I know that but its still a sunset..............with a nice frame.
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Replied by voyager on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

That's a lovely image. Love the way the sun is being warped by the atmosphere.

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Replied by paulevans on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

Thanks Bart!

Here's a shot from the same sequence, a little earlier....



I should make a video of the lot! The trouble is, it doesn't, as I'd hoped it would, end in a Green Flash.
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

A nice image, on down to the horizon aswell.
Seanie, what do you think, is this an atmospheric image ?
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Replied by Petermark on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

an atmospheric phenomena?

No.
It is an atmospheric phenomenon.
(As well as a million other things.)
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Replied by johnflannery on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

As Peter said, it is a classic sunset atmospheric phenomena.

Look closely and you'll see what is occasionally called the countersun. More details at www.atoptics.co.uk/atoptics/mirtemp.htm

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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

A nice image, on down to the horizon aswell.
Seanie, what do you think, is this an atmospheric image ?


I think so Dave. The trick here is not to claim what you CAN see, but what you DON't see. Correct me if I'm wrong Paul, but if you notice how the Sun is 'attached' to the horizon? In actual fact, half of the sun is physically below the horizon at this stage of sunset. We see the diffracted attachment of light between virtual and real Suns.




Well? :)

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Replied by paulevans on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

Yes Seanie, John's (skynotes) link explains it best, but it's the reflection of the Sun comng up to meet the real Sun that is the feature - caused by different temperatures of water and air. The best version of it can look like a vase which is called an Etruscan Sun - I'd appreciate Anthony's view as he mentioned it the other day as to whether this one is an Etruscan or not?

A bit more than just another sunset I think!
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Replied by Seanie_Morris on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

Yes Seanie, John's (skynotes) link explains it best


Good one, John and I posted at essentially the same time, so I missed his post milliseconds before mine. ;)
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

Well if it has a name like Etruscan vase....it MUST be an atmospheric phenomenon.
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Replied by EPK on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

Well if it has a name like Etruscan vase....it MUST be an atmospheric phenomenon.


Why must it?
Does that mean something with a name like a Persian carpet must be an atmospheric phenomenon too?
Or a Trojan horse?
That connection loses me completely.
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Replied by pj30something on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

Cuz if the effect was JUST a sunset with no scientific reasoning behind it...........they would have named the effect SUNSET.
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Replied by EPK on topic Re: Postcard from Sussex

So then, by your reasoning because altocumulus clouds are called "Mackerel Sky", it also must indicate that they're an atmospheric phenomenon, otherwise they'd have been called "clouds"...eh?
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