gloryous ! by dinghysailor1

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This is a hurried picture taken on my pocket camera as we came into land on 11/6/08 just an hour before sunset. I am posting it for for interest as I think is another of those ‘brocken spectre glory’ things that I learnt about on redbubble (of course!). A snatched pic, not great quality due to engine vibration but fascinating to see that the shadow of the plane is projected onto the clouds below encircled by a perfect rainbow! …something to do with the water droplets in the air!

This is my second upload of this briefly seen ‘glory’ – tweaked this time with the help of the wonderfully talented Ern Mainka and Rosslyn Lunetta who know about these things! This has helped to bring out the beautiful rainbow colours which I saw even through the grubby plane window…
Sooo appreciated guys!! :)))

For fuller details of what I think this may be do see the wonderful image and description by the amazing Ern Mainka
Brocken Spectre and Glory

Also see Roslyn Lunetta’s amazing early morning Glory
and phenomenal glory and plane shadow

For the original version see bullseye
(straightened – otherwise untouched )

Hi! I’m lucky enough to live in the beautiful Scottish Borders and love trying to capture a moment to savour…
Thanks so much for looking

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  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    so beautiful dingy…. amazing and wonderful to see this and even better that you have been able to share it with us all…. well done…..

  • thank you so much juilee – it was utterly thrilling and fantastic to see – but so fleeting ! just enought time to grab my little point and shoot and take a single shot before it disappeared! (it was less than an hour before sunset – we were descending to land and I didn’t have time to even tell anyone… but utterly memorable and amazing – and thanks to red bubble I guessed what it was …!

    – dinghysailor1

  • Juilee  Pryor
    Juilee Pryorover 6 years ago

    how amazing and go on you for remembering the first law of photography….. be there ….. and the second one as well… have a camera….. there aren’t any other rules as far as I’m concerned…. wonderful image and wonderful you….. good one…..

    HELUAover 6 years ago

    Most unusual phenomenon! What a great capture! Like all the mild colours in this image!

  • Richard Hamilton-Veal
    Richard Hamilt...over 6 years ago

    Much clearer now dinger.

  • ltruskett
    ltruskettover 6 years ago

    Cool capture Dings.

  • dinghysailor1
    dinghysailor1over 6 years ago

    Thanks for your great comments and do check out the fantastic atmospheric optics group for eye opening shots of amazing things!

  • John Edwards
    John Edwardsover 6 years ago

    A great capture and good processing to enhance the glory.

  • cheers John and full credit where it’s due to Roslyn for this final final version and to Ern for all his kindness help and advice! (see links above)

    – dinghysailor1

  • reflector
    reflectorover 6 years ago

    Heavenly blue tones and an interesting photo of unusual optics ! Cool !

  • Mar Silva
    Mar Silvaover 6 years ago

    This is a wonderful image. I love the Perspective and the rainbow like circle. Pure magic.

  • Roslyn Lunetta
    Roslyn Lunettaover 6 years ago

    :) looks good, I have a program that my Dad gave me several years ago – Microsoft Digital Image Pro, that is what I used to tweek the levels and bring in some of the color thru saturation tweeking. I dont’ have photoshop and my last experence with that program is versions ago which in computer years is like decades. soooo hope that answers your question on “what did she do?”

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