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Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:03 AM

Low hanging fruit, easily picked, should be shared (so here 'ya go!) ..

Sunday's post-storm light bonanza was bodacious! Some of the best light I've seen here in four fire seasons. Enjoy.

(All photos taken from the fire lookout tower at N 43 40' 1.5" W 120 59' 44.7" with a Canon 5D M-II camera and a 70-200IS f2.8 lens)







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Reply Low hanging fruit, easily picked, should be shared (so here 'ya go!) .. (Original post)
DemoTex Jul 2012 OP
elleng Jul 2012 #1
Incitatus Jul 2012 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2012 #3
aquart Jul 2012 #4
shraby Jul 2012 #5
Trajan Jul 2012 #6
DemoTex Jul 2012 #9
WillParkinson Jul 2012 #7
DemoTex Jul 2012 #13
abolugi Jul 2012 #8
Skittles Jul 2012 #10
DemoTex Jul 2012 #12
Skittles Jul 2012 #15
DemoTex Jul 2012 #16
Skittles Jul 2012 #17
Lugnut Jul 2012 #11
bluesbassman Jul 2012 #14
KT2000 Jul 2012 #18
MADem Jul 2012 #19
denbot Jul 2012 #20
klook Jul 2012 #21
WilliamPitt Jul 2012 #22

Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:09 AM

1. Ah yes, BODACIOUS!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:13 AM

2. Awesome

Nice to see these again.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:14 AM

3. WOW, my dear Demotex!

Stunning! Incredible! Awesome!

And yes......Bodacious!

Thank you.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:16 AM

4. omg

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:18 AM

5. What wonderous photos to behold!! The beauty is outstanding. Thank you..Thank you.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:20 AM

6. I noticed the same thing on the west side (Portland area) on Sunday

 

Warm air, but CRYSTAL CLEAR air ..... the details in the clouds were breathtaking, and the sunlight coursing through the clouds at 8PM were amazing ..... Our family calls them 'god shots', because they look like pictures of god's 'glory' peeking through a cloud as we used to see in bibles ....

(They may actually still be in bibles, but I wouldn't know ...)

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Response to Trajan (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:31 AM

9. Weird morning clouds for three days

This is what I saw for three mornings (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday). Small cumulus with virga .. virga beards! I have 20,000+ hours as a military and airline pilot, and I have never seen this before. Maybe it is not virga. Maybe it is some instability that keeps a cloud base from forming. I don't know.



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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:29 AM

7. Sigh...

I wish my pictures turned out half as amazing as yours. Thank you, as always, for sharing!

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Response to WillParkinson (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:53 AM

13. Like the real-estate man said ..

Location, Location, Location.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:29 AM

8. Wow!!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:33 AM

10. the pics just get better and better!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:39 AM

12. Naw. We get older and older ..

And our eyesight gets worser and worser so that everything looks betterer and betterer. I always think of Lisel Mueller's poem, "Monet Refuses the Operation" in cases like this:

Monet Refuses The Operation

Doctor, you say there are no haloes
around the streetlights in Paris
and what I see is an aberration
caused by old age, an affliction.
I tell you it has taken me all my life
to arrive at the vision of gas lamps as angels,
to soften and blur and finally banish
the edges you regret I don't see,
to learn that the line I called the horizon
does not exist and sky and water,
so long apart, are the same state of being.
Fifty-four years before I could see
Rouen cathedral is built
of parallel shafts of sun,
and now you want to restore
my youthful errors: fixed
notions of top and bottom,
the illusion of three-dimensional space,
wisteria separate
from the bridge it covers.
What can I say to convince you
the Houses of Parliament dissolves
night after night to become
the fluid dream of the Thames?
I will not return to a universe
of objects that don't know each other,
as if islands were not the lost children
of one great continent. The world
is flux, and light becomes what it touches,
becomes water, lilies on water,
above and below water,
becomes lilac and mauve and yellow
and white and cerulean lamps,
small fists passing sunlight
so quickly to one another
that it would take long, streaming hair
inside my brush to catch it.
To paint the speed of light!
Our weighted shapes, these verticals,
burn to mix with air
and change our bones, skin, clothes
to gases. Doctor,
if only you could see
how heaven pulls earth into its arms
and how infinitely the heart expands
to claim this world, blue vapor without end.


Lisel Mueller

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #12)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:14 AM

15. aw that's lovely

I have to say though that monitoring multiple computer screens on 12 hour night shifts for decades has caused my eyes to be far worse than the the usual age-related stuff - but I have a killer eye doc and killer glasses and your pics are awesome

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Response to Skittles (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:39 AM

16. I'm just talking generic ..

I've known you so long I just lump you in with my age-group down-sides.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:44 AM

17. lol

my last eye exam:

Doc: what's the lowest line you can read on this chart?

Me: I can read the last line!!!

Doc: OK, read it.

Me: OK well then.....maybe not

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:33 AM

11. Bodacious indeed!

These are just beautiful. Thank you!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:08 AM

14. Incredible shots DemoTex!

Views like that must make it mighty easy to get up in the morning!

Thanks for sharing your patch of the world with us.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:01 AM

18. Gorgeous! Thank you n/t

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:28 AM

19. Wow, DemoTex, those are amazing!!!!!!!

Hope you're staying well and safe in your wilderness tower!

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 02:46 AM

20. Yoink, the last picture is now my wallpaper..

Thank you.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:48 PM

21. What an ocular feast!

Thanks for capturing and sharing these, and thanks for quoting that incredible poem, too.

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Response to DemoTex (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 03:49 PM

22. Amazing

 

Just amazing.

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