Thursday, January 15, 2009

Tatooine? - Sky Watch Friday

Geek alert!

I had no idea I was living on Tatooine* - especially with all that water. But look - a double sunset!!! It's a new hope ;)
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I didn't photoshop this... I didn't move the camera while taking the shot... I didn't double exposure it... it just happened! I didn't see it with the naked eye either. It is what the camera saw at Elkhorn Slough in Moss Landing, CA.

I hope someone can explain to me what it is... it doesn't look like a sundog.

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*For the non-geeks... that's a Star Wars reference... you know, where Luke is gazing at the sunset across the desert moisture farm? It's a classic image.

16 comments:

Larry D said...

Cool shot Im not sure what it is. Happy SWF!

Ida said...

BEAUTIFUL!
Even the whole water is colored in orange.
Fantastic. :)

Lynne said...

That's so cool!
Tatooine it is!
(and Yoda I am)

Red said...

Thanks Larry!
Thanks Ida!
Thanks Lynne! I had to read your comment aloud in my best Yoda impression. Hi.lar.i.ous!

Ms. Hays said...

oh the color is amazing here! great sky watch friday capture

Ms. Hays said...

the kitty photos are sooo cuuute!!!

Louise said...

SO science fiction. I love it!

Leedra said...

Explanation....nature. Can't predict it.

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Arija said...

Nice shot, did you have a clear filter on your lens? Reflections often happen when shooting into the sun.

Red said...

Arija - YES...clear filter, check. That must have been it! You're a genius... now I must go try to duplicate that many times over :) Thanks!

Thanks Ms Hays for both compliments! The kitties are so cute it's impossible to not get a cute picture :D

Thanks Louise!

LOL Leedra... too true. Thanks!

Thursday's Child said...

Wow, that's neat!

We watched that movie while we were home with the intention of watching all of them. But all of that cold, country air just did us in each night. Maybe next year.

Red said...

LOL... that's the good thing about it. You can watch it year after year after year and it never gets old.

Mary said...

I don't know what it is, Red. But that's a fantastic sunset. So vivid!

Red said...

Thanks Mary!

adampaul said...

I agree that it's conveniently-placed lens flare - a lovely photo that really captures the texture of Moss Landing!

Red said...

Thanks Adam :)

The sky was soft, the water pretty still and the brush, brushy ;) It was great the way the misty air combined with the sun made the power stacks almost transluscent.

 

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