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1 Moon
2 Venus
3 Dow Terneuzen mega candle, 3.5 km


Location: Waterfront, Terneuzen (66 m)      by: Mentor Depret
Area: Netherlands      Date: 2019 12 04 17:11 PMwt
I saw already a lot of nice sunsets from here but this is the first time with a complete fan of crepuscular rays, which is quite rare in our flat region. This pano was shot 41 minutes after sunset and the pronounced, widespread orange glow likely had to do with volcanic dust in the stratosphere. I intentionally lowered exposure a bit because this accentuates the rays better. Besides the moon, also Venus is present near the center of the pano. This pano must be enjoyed in a dark room and with a dark background which I recommend to the web owner to add as well as at least a 1000 pixel height.

Canon Eos M6 with EF-M 11-22 mm, 9 pics RAW, 18 mm (28.8 mm KB), iso 200, f 6.3, 1/13 s, 5600 °K, PTGuiPro 12943x3865 201 MB TIFF, crop to 3223, downsized >1600>1000>500 TIFF, sharpening>2007x500 875 KB JPEG


Hi Mentor. 
Your attention to the sky above our planet has now taken on the importance of a "monotheistic religion". Long ago, in Venice, I visited an astonishing photographic exhibition of a man who took many millions (really) of photos, during several years, from the same window of his house, on the edge of a wood. The photos all looked the same but actually they were all different, making evident the numberless variations of nature. You too are approaching this sensitivity. Please carry on.
Ciao, Alvise
2019/12/10 09:07 , Alvise Bonaldo
That is a very nice comment Alvise, thanks a lot!
2019/12/10 13:10 , Mentor Depret
Beeindruckende Abendstimmung, nicht nur der Crepuscularstrahlen wegen.
Eines der besten Bilder von diesem Standort!

Deutlich ist das selten zu beobachtende Purpurlicht zu sehen. Es wäre vielleicht noch einen Tick besser zu sehen, wäre der Übergang in die schwarze Nacht nicht so krass. Der im linken Bildteil doch schon fast nachtschwarze Himmel erscheint mir für die Niederlande doch etwas zu tropisch. Die Tiefen etwas hochgezogen, den Schwarzabgleich etwas höher gesetzt würde zu einem weniger dramatischen, aber vielleicht etwas realistischeren Bild mit einem noch wunderbarerern Himmel führen.

P.S.: Mentor, ich freue mich, dass du wieder dabei bist.
2019/12/11 14:39 , Dieter Leimkötter
thx Dieter, I agree that lowering the black point a little indeed improves the view here especially with the white background. On my computer however, the background is dark and then this is less of an issue. I am also glad you remarked the purple light which is indeed quite special.
2019/12/11 23:14 , Mentor Depret
I wish, you also dedicate an own panorama to the candle.
2019/12/13 16:25 , Jörg Braukmann
Thanks for continuing the series. Cheers, Martin
2019/12/13 20:46 , Martin Kraus
I agree with Alvise's and Martin's comment - the lighting mood is thrilling again in this excellent panorama !!!

Cheers, Hans-Jörg
2019/12/15 08:46 , Hans-Jörg Bäuerle

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