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Got to get as much imaging in as possible. This run of nice days have to come to a crash-stop and probably fairly soon. Today was not that day though.

 

First image was at noon. I wanted to get one in case the sunset was socked in. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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I was out for the sunset in case the Sun could round the corner of the cloud shield and sneak in some nice color. Here it looks like it might happen. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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The result was beyond my expectation. It did not last long but it was amaing while it did it's thing. Taken with the 24-70mm at 35mm...

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As the red was fading, Still thought it looked cool. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm...

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Good night my darlin', where ever you are....

 

 

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Funny how the conditions were similar to last night, but this sunset did not take off with the colors. The atmosphere can be extremely fickle at times. Still I was out there to document though.

 

Taken with the 16-35mm at 26mm...

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Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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With approaching systems you have to hang your hat on the cirrus if it times out right for you. It kind of came sort of close this evening.

 

With the Sun *up*.  Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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With the Sun *down*. Taken with the 16-35mm at 27mm and a lot of cropping top and bottom...

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Busy, busy day behind the viewfinder. There was a wave rotating through the area and I was on the very southern part of it. 

 

Started off the day around noon when some cirrus was the vanguard of the wave and put some texture in the sky.

Looking northwest. Taken with the 16-35mm at 21mm...

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Looking northeast and using a circular polarizer to make the sky pop a little bit more. Taken with the 24-70mm at 35mm...

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Looking east above the police station and using the circular polarizer again. Taken with the 24-70mm at 30mm...

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And now onto the evening and back out at the pond. Looking southeast when I got out there. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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Looking north northwest. Taken with the 16-35mm at 21mm...

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Start off the color portion of the evening with a parhelia (sundog) on the southside of the Sun. Taken with the 24-70mm at 45mm...

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And now onto the max color dynamics of the post sunset. Taken with the 16-35mm at 27mm...

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And ending the evening with the fading color moving off to the western horizon. Taken with the 24-70mm at 60mm...

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Good night my darlin' where ever you are...

 

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Approaching system again this evening.

 

Looking to the south as I arrived at the pond. Taken with the 16-35mm at 29mm...

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Looking to the west close to the best dynamics of the evening. Taken with the 16-35mm at 27mm... 

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Cheers!

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Made it out for another sunset this evening.

 

Look at all those ripples! Looking southwest right as I got out to the pond. Taken with the 16-35mm at 28mm...

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Looking northwest as I got down to the water. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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Cheers!

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Dodging rain drops all afternoon and evening.

 

Starting off with a faint rainbow after a passing thundershower. Taken with the 16-35mm at 32mm...

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A look northwest right after the rainbow image. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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Arriving at the pond and looking east. Taken with the 16-35mm at 22mm...

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Looking southwest, down at the water just before the showers on the far right of the image rotated through and chased me back to the car. Taken with the 16-35mm at 27mm...

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Cheers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This afternoon the inversion broke and had a little convection bubble up. I was sitting on the front steps with the camera and taking crepuscular rays images before the showers came.

 

A little over/under crepuscular ray action. Taken with the 100mm...

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Some vivid cloud shadows with small iridescence  kind of partially hidden. I might have gotten a little over-zealous with the color trying to make the iridescence pop a little more. It is what it is. Taken with the 100mm...

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I got lucky this evening. Dry air from the east moved in, in the afternoon and displaced all of the low level moisture. But around sunset a tongue of cirrus from the wave to the south, crept into the area in just the right place and time.

 

Looking to the south as I got to the pond and that tongue of cirrus. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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First look west down at the water. Taken with the 16-35mm at 30mm...

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Close to local sunset. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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And straight to the beginning of the red. Taken with the 16-35mm at 21mm...

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Ending the night with the last of the red. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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Good night my darlin'. Where ever you are....

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The clouds and the sunset timed out well for me this evening.

 

When I got out to the pond looking east. Taken with the 16-35mm at 29mm...

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Looking north-northwest. Taken with the 16-35mm at 23mm...

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The only image from down on the water looking northwest. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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The owners of the new building did not like me down there taking pictures. So I got run out of there. This image is across the street and on the sidewalk. Looking east again at some of the color. Taken with the 16-35mm at 26mm...

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Last image of the evening from up across from the firehouse. Looking west-northwest. Taken with the 16-35mm at 17mm...

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Cheers!

 

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Tried a new spot this evening. In past views to the east you can see an elevated roadway in front of a barn looking structure. I was on the side of that road, Hall-Baker Road. Do not care for being right next to that traffic. But it was someplace that looked different.

 

Started off looking to the north from up there. The views to the north look good from up there. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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A view to the west right at local sunset. Taken with the 24-70mm at 48mm...

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Beginning of the post sunset color. Taken with the 100mm...

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Back to the north as the red/orange as shifting from the east to the west. Taken with the 16-35mm at 19mm...

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A view back to the west as the orange got there. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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A vertical view as the color was vacating the area. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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Good night my darlin', where ever you are...

 

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Only two images from today. Both from my yard.

 

Some mid-afternoon cirrus that has some texture to it. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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Last image of the day was of some incidental light in-between two lines of showers, post sunset. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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I did not know what to expect with this sunset. With the inversion lifting off to the east was not sure if there would be any clouds around.

 

Looking east as I got to the grass area behind the firehouse. Taken with the 16-35mm at 30mm...

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Just a few smudges of low level clouds glowing orange as the Sun got close to the horizon. Taken with the 24-70mm at 58mm...

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Fortunately the next wave over towards Missouri was pumping some cirrus into the western sky. Taken with the 24-70mm at 46mm...

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There was a smattering of red but it as all towards the south and the on-ramp for the interstate was kind of in the way where I was. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm...

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Cheers!

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I have no idea where or how this slim band of cirrus came to be around sunset? Lake effect clouds? The dry air killed it rather rapidly as the sunset progressed. Just surprised it as there at all.

 

Looking west from up on Hall-Baker road when I got to the firehouse. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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Looking south once I relocated to the grass behind the firehouse. Taken with the 16-35mm at 23mm...

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As the post sunset started. Taken with the 16-35mm at 23mm...

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The last remaining piece of cirrus. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm...

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Had a weak open wave transit the area today. Gave some perfect clouds.

 

Started off around noon when the wave approached the area. Looking almost straight up at the cirrus. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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When I got out to behind the firehouse for the sunset. Some nice crepuscular rays/cloud shadows that only look like the tree is causing. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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And the post sunset colors starts. The yellow. taken with the 16-35mm at 29mm...

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The orange. taken with the 24-70mm at 51mm...

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And ending the night with the max color dynamics/ start of the red. Taken with the 24-70mm at 51mm...

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Good night my darlin' where ever you are... 

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Rush job after work to grab the camera and head to the firehouse.

 

Looking east when I got there. Did not notice till I downloaded that there was some anti-crepuscular rays going on just above the barn. Taken with the 16-35mm at 25mm...

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First look to the west. Taken with the 24-70mm at 35mm...

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Some virga looking to the southwest. Taken with the 24-70mm at 45mm...

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What little red there as to the west with some more virga. Taken with the 24-70mm at 58mm...

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Last image of the night of the red looking due south. Taken with the 24-70mm at 42mm...

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Cheers!

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I had hoped that with a slight disturbance rotating through the area around sunset that it might time out well. It was close but the best color/visuals were post sunset with the incidental light.

 

Looking southeast and at the firehouse...

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Looking southwest and the receding color...

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Cheers!

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Quite the pretty day outside even if it was quite chilly in the breeze.

 

Starting off with some afternoon cumulus. Taken with the 24-70mm at 45mm...

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Strips upon strips of cumulus. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm...

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The sunset was sparse. Taken with the 24-70mm at 40mm...

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The end of the sparse evening. Taken with the 24-70mm at 35mm...

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Cheers!

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Going to split today into two. Starting off with the midday cirrus.

 

Looking northwest at the cirrus with some classic mares-tails going on. Taken with the 16-35mm at 18mm...

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Using the stop sign as a Sun shield. Taken with the 16-35mm at 16mm...

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A small parhelia or sun-dog on the east side of the Sun. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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Some cirrus was in the western sky for the sunset this evening.

 

When I got in front of the firehouse, pre-sunset. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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Close to local sunset. Taken with the 24-70mm at 57mm...

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Close to max color dynamics. Taken with the 24-70mm at 52mm...

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Max red of the post sunset, on the horizon. Taken with the 100mm...

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Cheers!

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Was so nice today I took too many images today. Going to have to split them into two post again. Starting off with the pre-sunset images.

 

Starting off looking south as I got up on Hall-Baker road. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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A small but vivid parhelia (sundog) north of the Sun. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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Looking west as the Sun gets close to the horizon. Taken with the 16-35mm at 31mm...

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Looking south again. Taken with the 24-70mm at 50mm...

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And now onto the post sunset color.

 

While not quite at sunset, the cloud colors are very yellow so I consider this post sunset. Taken with the 100mm...

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Now e are officially at the post sunset mark. Taken with the 100mm...

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Looking west at the beginning of the red. Taken with the 24-70mm at 52mm...

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Ending the night looking to the south again. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm...

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Cheers!

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Maybe the last post here of the year? The time of year and weather will soon limit my ability to add any more. 

So for something completely different, a sunrise.

 

When I got out to the fairgrounds. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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Looking north northeast where there was more clouds and consistent color. Taken with the 24-70mm at 46mm...

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Orange bordering on yellow. Taken with the 24-70mm at 70mm...

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Here comes the yellow and the Sun. taken with the 24-70mm at 38mm...

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Cheers!

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Had a nice sunset this evening. But also had a bad time. My oldest lens, the 24-70mm gave up the ghost in the beginning of the shoot. Kept getting the error code for bad lens connection but I could see that the aperature had slammed down to the bare minimum and locked there. So I had to soldier on with a gap between 35mm and 100mm. Made me work a bit. Goin g to split this into two post also.

 

Starting off with the pre-sunset.

 

Looking to the east when I got there. Taken with the 16-35mm at 31mm...

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Looking southwest. taken with the 16-35mm at 27mm...

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Just a smidge later. Taken with  the 16-35mm at 27mm again...

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Now onto the post sunset and the oranges and reds.

 

When the oranges and reds started to pop. Taken with the 100mm...

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Now a wide angle image. Taken with the 16-35mm at 27mm...

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Now for the fading color. Taken with the 100mm...

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Twice the Cheers!

 

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On 11/23/2021 at 8:03 AM, buckeyefan1 said:

There's nothing worse than an error code  :(  Hopefully you get it fixed soon! BTW....I LOVE the reds  :wub:

nope. No soon fix. I had hoped that it was just a cold-soaking problem but leaving it alone inside all week the error just repeated when I tried the lens again. It is cooked for good. Probably be easier to just get another new lens. Trouble was last week I drove to the camera store and they had closed the store closest to me. The main store in downtown Indy is still open. Now I only have to decide to try it now when the roads are good or after the holidays when the road might me a mess. Decisions, decisions.

 

P.S. Red skies at night, photographers delight.

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Was on the edge of the system just to my east all day. Question was would it hold for the sunset or would the dry air win and scuttle the clouds.

 

Mid-afternoon when the cumulus rolled in from Lake Michigan. The bank next door. Taken with the 16-35mm at 29mm...

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The white when I arrived at the firehouse this *evening* looking west. Taken with the 16-35mm at 35mm...

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Looking east. Taken with the 100mm...

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Now for the post sunset colors.

Looking west as the colors get going. Taken with the 16-35mm at 21mm...

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A closer inspection of the western clouds. Taken with the 100mm...

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The reds looking east. Taken with the 16-35mm at 25mm...

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Cheers!

 

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