Monday, March 21, 2011

New Day, Fresh Beginnings

Am back in the paid workforce, finished work this morning so tired and saw this unworldly light in the fog shining here and there as the sun forced it way through.  Something special about sitting on a mountain top hill actually..:)) with the mist breaking and swirling about silently.  I have some rather fanciful thoughts as during the night a palliative patient slipped away from her suffering but will leave that alone for the present.

I find I need the solitude and silence at times to think and remember and pay my final respects to that soul.

A fog bow a phenomena, I had never previously seen arched across the sky as the sun burnt the mist away.

A fog bow according to Wicki....

fog bow is similar to a rainbow, but because of the very small size of water droplets that cause fog, smaller than 0.05 mm, the fog bow has only very weak colors, a red outer edge and bluish inner. In some cases when the droplets are very small it appears white. Fogbows are therefore sometimes called "white rainbows". A fogbow seen in clouds, typically from an aircraft looking downwards, is called a "cloudbow". Mariners sometimes call them "sea-dogs."
When the droplets forming it are almost all of the same size the fogbow can have multiple inner rings, supernumeraries, that are more strongly colored than the main bow.
The fogbow's lack of colors is a result of the smaller water drops... so small that the wavelength of light becomes important. Diffraction smears out colors that would be created by larger rainbow water 

  I will put up a few more at a later date when I have more time to process and choose from the images taken this morning

Have a good week....:))

I see a few dust bunnies or perhaps moisture drops on the second last image that I had neglected to remove, oh well my eyes are not that good at times.


Blogger diane b said...

A fogbow, thats amazing. Great work again, the droplets on the web and the background bokeh are superb.

March 22, 2011 at 11:05 PM  
Blogger whiteangel said...

Never hear of a fogbow, you have educated me on that.
Amazing what difference there is in early morning photos to early evening photos. That's nature.

March 23, 2011 at 12:18 AM  
Blogger Lizzie's Insomnia said...

Diane, Margaret,
Thank you for visiting, the sun was colouring up the fog but did use a filter on the brighter image. I shoot in RAW which allows me a digital negative as it were, and the ability to play a little, although in this instance used a soft hand.



March 23, 2011 at 7:09 AM  

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