Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Photo by Sixty Grit
Hawk (shadow), Moon (reflection), Sky (scatter), Cloud (dispersion and absorption).

White light matters


ricpic said...

Hey Sixty, we expect some SPECTACULAR pictures from you on the solar eclipse date. Pretty sure you're in the TOTAL eclipse corridor. On the other hand how spectacular can a picture of darkness be?

Chip Ahoy said...

Cool! It shows a lot better in the big version.

Sixty Grit said...

Mr. Pic, I am actually outside of the totality corridor, but it should be a good partial eclipse here, so long as it is not cloudy.

And Chip, thanks for the compliment - coming from you that means a lot.

Two stories - many years ago, 40 or so in any case, we had a partial eclipse over Sunnyvale. What I noticed was that the sunlight, passing between the leaves of the trees, formed perfect little versions of the eclipse when the sunlight hit the sidewalk - imagine each gap in the leaves as forming a pinhole camera and that might make sense of what was going on. If conditions permit I will try to get a picture of such a phenomenon.

Yesterday morning I was out in the back yard and two flocks of geese flew over - just above the tree tops - I mean they were flyin' low, and the light from the rising sun was hittin' 'em just right - but of course I didn't have my phone with me, and even if I had I would have needed some good reflexes to capture what I saw. I will try to catch that again, but one never knows where wild geese will lead.

Sixty Grit said...

And thanks, CL, for your scientific description of that picture. I never saw it that way before.