Tuesday, May 16, 2017

On a Foggy Morning in Letterkenny

On a foggy morning in Letterkenny, during the winter; when the sky was clear and the temperature stayed near zero degree throughout the day; the shadows  shed by the trees on the low lying foggy layer and the distant fog layers hid the town of Letterkenny and made me feel as if I am looking down into a deep a valley of thick forest covered in clouds and fog

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Moon Rays (Crepuscular) Over Letterkenny on a Full Moon Day

Moon can also cast rays (crepuscular rays) and is easily visible when it is on a full moon day. On 10th May 2017 (Full Moon), the low lying clouds created beautiful Moon Rays over Letterkenny

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Sunset over Derryveagh mountain range between Mt. Errigal and Muckish

Today's (2017 May 03) sunset was fantastic, the entire day had a clear sky and towards the evening a thin layer of cloud appeared here and there and it made the sunset beautiful which happened at 09:10 pm local time. These two clicks are captured from Mountaintop, Letterkenny, the Mountian peak on the far left side is Mt. Errigal and the flat Mountain on the right is Muckish. The mountain range that includes these two favorite and easy trekking destinations - Derryveagh Mountain range is seen across the frame bottom

This second shot was particularly interesting to me as the contrail of the flight seen emerging from the top right corner has got it's own shadow on it. The bright parts of the contrail appeared to be reddish in the setting sun's light where the majority of shorter wavelengths are already scattered. The contrail appeared brighter in the top part but then towards the bottom, it appeared to be dark on behalf of it's own shadow as if it was smoke coming out of the jets.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Can you find the Waning Crescent Moon in this Picture?

Can you find the waning crescent moon in this picture?

On a foggy day, Letterkenny seemed to be immersed in a sea of fog and the houses constructed on the hill tops stood out as if they were built on an Island in the sea. Fog did not disappear even at noon time. Even though the moon was not the subject of the frame, it became the part of the frame unnoticed. I never guessed that the moon is visible around noon time; during the winter months, the moon and sun traces a very low trajectory in the sky ; the moon was at its waning crescent phase, approaching new moon in a couple of days. The moon was so difficult to be recognized, I came to know that it was present and captured in the frame only after I transferred the pictures from the camera to take a look at it in the bigger screen.

Thursday, April 27, 2017