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11/30/2016 01:44:19 PM · #1
Hello folks!

Since I've been asked by both 21.gif georgesbogaert and 30861.gif bear_music about how I got this particular effect Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1190725.jpg http://www.dpchallenge.com/image.php?IMAGE_ID=1190725, I've decided to open this thread!

This is actually no "artifact"!
I was going back home and noticed something "weird" in the sky, so I pulled the car over and got out to take a look.
Luckily for me I have been off to shoot a promotional video, so I had my full gear with me, including tripods.

I couldn't help by feeling a profund sense of admiration for what I was witnessing, that was a phenomenon I've never seen before in my entire life.

I shot a couple of pictures (one of which entered the challenge) and a TimeLapse, which is not that "great", but it shows the halo deeply planted around the moon! :)

TIME-LAPSE
https://www.facebook.com/waitingsilence/posts/10209706237485293?pnref=story

(I went for a different post processing for the Time-Lapse. The red sky in the picture I've entered is primarily due to the light pollution of the city below, which I enhanced in post production).

So, about the phenomenon...

As I got home I started looking up in the internet and find this...

22 DEGREE HALO ON WIKIPEDIA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22%C2%B0_halo

So this is nothing but an optical phenomenon (quite rare on the Moon, more common on the Sun) "that belongs to the family of ice crystal halos" and it's also called "Moon Ring" or "Winter Halo".

Pretty cool, uh? :)

The only regret I have is not having gone to a place where I could have shot it in a landscape context, but I was really exhausted from work and, after standing there for the 2 hours it took for the TimeLapse sequence to complete I got straight home.

p.s. this happened exactly the day before the "Super Moon".

I'm a bit disappointed of how it scored in the challenge, but I don't care. Happy to have raised somebody's curiosity :)

Hope you'll stop by this thread :)

Cheers!

AL

Message edited by Bear_Music - parsed links.
11/30/2016 01:55:54 PM · #2
P.S. sorry about the missing title... I entered it, must have deleted by mistake.
11/30/2016 01:56:37 PM · #3
That's amazing! To me it had looked like a total ECLIPSE of some sort with a donut hole in the middle. Utterly science-fictonish! Thanks for sharing!
11/30/2016 02:09:34 PM · #4
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

That's amazing! To me it had looked like a total ECLIPSE of some sort with a donut hole in the middle. Utterly science-fictonish! Thanks for sharing!


Now that you make me think about this, it really does look like a "pierced" total eclipse, expecially from the thumbnail!

Can you imagine my expression as I saw this thing above my head?

I was driving when I saw the halo, peaking through the car window... at first I thought something like "OMG, what's happening.

Then I thought "Ok, They are coming".

And I got some time to think about it, as I was on the highway and had to find a rest area to stop!

Thank you for your interest :)
11/30/2016 02:11:57 PM · #5
Great info, thanks for sharing. As for the voting, personally I found the colors very weird. It didn't fit so well with a moon. Btw. your score wasn't that bad ;)
11/30/2016 02:19:06 PM · #6
I was walking with my dog while this weird moon was in the sky. I had seen this once before and still was impressive. This time I have been sooo lazy, so no pictures. As for the red color... mmm... you know what I think about it ;)
11/30/2016 02:23:40 PM · #7
Originally posted by hajeka:

Great info, thanks for sharing. As for the voting, personally I found the colors very weird. It didn't fit so well with a moon. Btw. your score wasn't that bad ;)


I can agree with you about the colors, Henk.

Maybe I should have gone for the blue version, as the wise 21.gif alexkc suggested me (AFTER I already entered it :P).

Anyway I preferred to enhance the red, rather than shifting it to the blue, it was kind of an experiment and it didn't go as I expected, that's it :)

Thank you for stopping by!
11/30/2016 02:25:05 PM · #8
Originally posted by Alexkc:

I was walking with my dog while this weird moon was in the sky. I had seen this once before and still was impressive. This time I have been sooo lazy, so no pictures. As for the red color... mmm... you know what I think about it ;)


Yes I know :P

What it's done it's done, next time you tell me that before and I'll TRY to listen :D
11/30/2016 02:40:44 PM · #9
Originally posted by Waitingsilence:

Originally posted by Alexkc:

I was walking with my dog while this weird moon was in the sky. I had seen this once before and still was impressive. This time I have been sooo lazy, so no pictures. As for the red color... mmm... you know what I think about it ;)


Yes I know :P

What it's done it's done, next time you tell me that before and I'll TRY to listen :D


You should read my mind, it's full of amazing stuff ;)
11/30/2016 03:28:09 PM · #10
I have enough stuff goin' on in here, don't need yours :D
11/30/2016 04:13:15 PM · #11
Great image ... you might consider submitting it to NOAA -- I think they have some galleries of atmospheric phenomena taken by the public.
11/30/2016 04:29:25 PM · #12
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Great image ... you might consider submitting it to NOAA -- I think they have some galleries of atmospheric phenomena taken by the public.


Thanks for the suggestion, Paul!
I'll think about it.
11/30/2016 05:06:56 PM · #13
Originally posted by Waitingsilence:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Great image ... you might consider submitting it to NOAA -- I think they have some galleries of atmospheric phenomena taken by the public.


Thanks for the suggestion, Paul!
I'll think about it.

Well, don't do it if you plan to commercialize it or submit it as a stock photo. But if you just want to share, why not with the whole country/world?
12/01/2016 09:38:06 AM · #14
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by Waitingsilence:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Great image ... you might consider submitting it to NOAA -- I think they have some galleries of atmospheric phenomena taken by the public.


Thanks for the suggestion, Paul!
I'll think about it.

Well, don't do it if you plan to commercialize it or submit it as a stock photo. But if you just want to share, why not with the whole country/world?


No commercializing, I didn't mean "I'll think about doing it or don't", I didn't express myself properly :D
12/01/2016 01:41:18 PM · #15
Very nice! Thanks for sharing the picture and the story behind it!
12/02/2016 05:22:26 AM · #16
Originally posted by Melethia:

Very nice! Thanks for sharing the picture and the story behind it!


And thank you for taking interest in it :)
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