Thursday, August 13, 2009

SKYWATCH FRIDAY – Slip Sliding Away (Lake Erie)


The sun had not shone all day, but stayed hidden behind a layer of heavy cloud, offering only shower after shower of rain. Finally, it put in a brief appearance above the horizon, just in time to set. I’m not sure if this qualifies as atmospheric lensing or not, perhaps someone SWFer can elaborate on it, but for a moment the sun did appear more like a deck of suns, being shuffled down towards the horizon. Another even more spectacular sunlight distortion (of debatable cause) was posted recently on the astronomy Picture of the Day website, click HERE.


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24 comments:

bobbie said...

Well, when it finally appeared, it did a spectacular job, didn't it? This is a beautiful picture!

Regina said...

Nice captured. I like the sunset here.

Dewdrop said...

Glad you finally got to see it...

It's almost like a pillar effect. The light stacks and distorts on all the "dirty air". Spectacular the way it seems to be crawling toward the shore.

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic! Love the reflection on the water, and gorgeous colors!

Have a great weekend, Deborah!
Sylvia

Lin said...

with clouds, no two sunsets are the same. We have NO clouds here and no rain.

Photo Cache said...

Very nice capture. Have a great weekend.

Poetikat said...

That is gorgeous. Love that "like a deck of suns" remark.

Kat

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Deb, That is a beautiful Skywatch picture... Love it when the sun peaks through the clouds like that. Gorgeous!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

fourwindsphotojournal said...

Yes, why does the sun come out just in time to set?
And, why do get storms around 4 pm in the summer?

That was a strange shot you sent me to, but I know a person can see some odd things on the water. We once watched what appeared to be an island hovering over the water out in the bay. No camera, of course.

Gill - That British Woman said...

lovely photo, the water looks choppy?

Gill in Canada

indicaspecies said...

I like this shot, thank you for sharing.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I love how sometimes the sun suddenly appears for a short time at the end of the day. Nice capture.

Carol said...

Great photo...beautiful sunset and reflection...

J Bar said...

Simply beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

SandyCarlson said...

That's quite a view. Funny how the sun shows up for the curtain call after missing the entire show! Love it, though.

Tara R. said...

Lovely sunset, I love the reflection on the water.

Kathiesbirds said...

All I know is that I want to dive into that water and follow the light path to the sun.

Ruth said...

Your first sentence is an excellent description of our summer! Nice for the sun to make a brief appearance ;-)

Dianne said...

I love your post title
and the photo is spectacular

Rose said...

Very Beautiful!

Quiet Paths said...

This is such a quintessential dreamy, rainy day photo. Great job on capturing a really neat moment. for I bet it only lasted an instant.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the unsettled waves beneath that mystical sunset sky! Beautiful!

flyingstars said...

WoW...simply beautifully captured shot!

Naturegirl said...

Sunshing along the lake always is a treat to witness. It must be so peaceful walking along this Lake taking your photos!