Sunday, September 28, 2008

Alaska Sunday XXIV

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Last Sunday on the trip log we had arrived back in Anchorage.
Instead of the Trip Log today, I have a photo which I just ran across while still sorting the 18,000 photos that we saved on DVD's. I am archiving and sorting them on 2 separate external Hard Drives.

I did not realize that I had this photo until this morning. In last Sundays post I concluded with a sunset shot to the East showing the red glow on the mountains. I turned around and shot a photo of the RV Park towards the West. This photo is the result of "just a snapshot". It was after 1 AM, had been a long day on the road, and I was too tired to pay attention to what I was seeing.

Sundog in Anchorage
As photographed
(Click to view larger)

Have you ever photographed a sundog or halo?
Leave a comment.

Troy and Martha

25 comments:

Daryl said...

Could you see Russia?

Sorry, I just couldnt resist .. my bad

As always a wonderful post/photo

:-Daryl

willow said...

Nice photo! I like the parked cars in the foreground, Troy.

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

Louise said...

GORGEOUS! The color and mood of the clouds is spectacular. This definitely deserved its own post!

storyteller said...

BEAUTIFUL ... This would make a great post for the Sunrise-Sunset meme. I posted sunset at Sacred Ruminations.
Hugs and blessings,

Pearl Maple said...

Goes to show that beautiful skies are out there all around us but we need to be ready to see the pretty things that nature does.

Thanks for sharing with sky watch friday.

kjpweb said...

Cool! Saw some, but never had a camera handy! And they weren't as nice as yours!
Cheers, Klaus

fishing guy said...

Troy: What a great shot, Alska was really good to you.

Lew said...
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Lew said...

Nice catch! Did you notice the name on the sign on the hood in the lower right corner?

Dewdrop said...

Oh, yes, they are amazing. I love them, and I was thrilled the last time I saw a halo.

Michelle said...

What a great photo. The sky is just breath taking.

photowannabe said...

Amazing shot, I have never seen a sundog. Beautiful color and i like the way the cars glow in the foreground.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

I'm a "Florida" blogger, ... specializing in water. But I was in Texas -- "Big Thicket" -- earlier this summer, and included those posts in my blog (July primarily). I saw a lot of the Neches, ... and dove deep into the data. It's a fascinating state.

Bix said...

The sun at 1 am. How unusual (for where I live). It must make for a long day.

Shellmo said...

Wonderful!

'JoAnn's-D-Eyes'NL said...

Heeh Troy and Martha ....
Lots of photo's though.... I still have tocount mine but 18.000 thats a lot!I think so , a sundog or halo, aren't that a type of ligth, refelcted in your/our camara?

Greetings JoAnn
JOANN'S-D-EYES

AphotoAday said...

I've only seen sundogs twice in my long life, but I'll be ready with the camera for the next one...

Kathiesbirds said...

I don't know if I have ever photographed a sun dog or a halo as these are phenomenon I have recently learned about. In your photo I love the soft light reflected off the hoods of the vehicles. I don't like parking lots but this picture is really good!

Dan said...

Wow, not isn;t that a fantastic photo. Great job!

Michael Palmer said...

very cool, looks like a camp of cars bedding down for the night

The Texican said...

Nope. Glad you did though. Pappy

cedrorum said...

Cool shot. That reminds me of visiting my sister in Wasilla a couple of summers ago. Her neighbor was doing her gardening at 11:30 at night, in full daylight.

Bob Johnson said...

Awesome shot, you just never know what you got till later sometimes, Sun dogs are so cool.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love photos like this...it is reality and yet it is incredible..I hope you are blogging a new Alaska one tomorrow...and I really need your help Troy and Martha so please stop by my site. I had a bad photo disaster....help.

becky voyles said...

Well, it is mysteriously beautiful.