CZA Sequence - Iris-3

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Jul 17 21:39:02 2003 UTC

This image is somewhat larger. It's my favorite of the set, as Iris definitely appears to show more clearly to me. I never heard that the ancient Greeks had separate deities for different halo arcs. 2003 Amber Rahm

 

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Full Lunar Halo

Submitted by: A Rahm at Sat Jul 3 20:41:01 2004 UTC

This was taken last November 10, two days past full moon, facing southeast (Rochester, VT). The lower arc cut through Orion above the belt. Nikon FE, zoom lens set for 24 mm. at f/4; Fuji 800 NPZ. 2004 Amber Rahm

VT Aurora of 30 October 2003 - #6

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Jan 29 06:48:03 2004 UTC

Nearing 8:00 pm EST, the aruroa was a bit less intense, but it brightened again for a short time before we went home. It's interesting to compare how the Big Dipper shows brighter in this shot, but was fainter in the brighter aurora of previous shots. It was a wonderful display on 30 October 2003, Rochester VT. Nikon FE, 24-85 mm lens at f/2.8, Fuji NPZ, 20-25 seconds. Copyright 2004 Amber Rahm

VT Aurora of 30 October 2003 - #5

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Jan 29 06:48:03 2004 UTC

Facing NE, vertical shot where there was a great red glow and rays. The red was a deep rosy colour that intensified then faded slowly again and again in the northeast and eastern sky, as well as in the northwest. There was another corona but my tripod balked and I couldn't get a shot. 30 October 2003, between 7:00 and 8:00 pm EST. Nikon FE, 24-85 mm lens at f/2.8, Fuji NPZ, 20-25 seconds. Copyright 2004 Amber Rahm

VT Aurora of 30 October 2003 - #4

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Jan 29 06:48:03 2004 UTC

Facing NNW, 7:00 to 8:00 pm EST, 30 October 2003, Rochester VT. Nikon FE, 24-85 mm lens at f/2.8, Fuji NPZ, 20-25 seconds. Copyright 2004 Amber Rahm

VT Aurora of 30 October 2003 - #3

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Jan 29 06:48:03 2004 UTC

Quite atypical for this area, the aurora seemed to be nearly all around the sky in Rochester VT on the evening of 30 October 2003. Facing north. The images in this set (from #2 to #6) show changes in chronological order between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm EST. Nikon FE, 24-85 mm lens at f/2.8; Fuji NPZ, 20-25 seconds. Copyright 2004 Amber Rahm

VT Aurora of 30 October 2003 - #2

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Jan 29 06:48:03 2004 UTC

This vertical image was taken after we had driven uphill for a better view, around 7:00 pm EST on 30 October 2003. Facing west; Nikon FE, 24-85 mm lens at f/2.8, for 20-25 seconds; Fuji NPZ. Copyright 2004 Amber Rahm

VT Aurora of 30 October 2003 - #1

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Jan 29 06:21:02 2004 UTC

The evening of 30 October 2003 was wonderfully clear between nights of clouds. The aurora was quite strong, and I had just missed a nice corona about 6:30 pm EST. This image is looking up and northeast from the back yard in Rochester Vermont about 6:50 pm (23:50 UTC). Nikon FE, 24-85 mm Nikkor zoom, at f/2.8; Fuji NPZ negative film, about 20 to 25 seconds. Copyright 2004 Amber Rahm

CZA Sequence - Iris-5

Submitted by: A Rahm at Fri Jul 18 17:28:01 2003 UTC

One last shot to show increased colour intensity. Iris seems to be spinning around finishing the job before going on to something else. There is also a suggestion of wings in this and #4, along with traces of other creatures, perhaps, displaying better in larger images. 2003 Amber Rahm


CZA Sequence - Iris-4

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Jul 17 21:39:02 2003 UTC

Here Iris is on the right, seemingly checking her work. 2003 Amber Rahm

CZA Sequence - Iris-2

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Jul 17 21:39:02 2003 UTC

Iris may be working with a small sky dragon here. I'm not sure what he does, but I assume he is friendly towards colour effects. 2003 Amber Rahm

CZA Sequence - Iris-1

Submitted by: A Rahm at Sun Jul 20 04:29:01 2003 UTC

Taken between 4:00 and 4:30 pm EDT, 6 October 2002. The cirrus clouds kept shifting and I figured I could see Iris (Greek goddess of the rainbow) working on the CZA. I suggest that her activity extends well beyond rainbows. None of these is part of my art work; all are simply photos only. In this one Iris is on the left, with rather wild hair. Kodak 200 neg., Nikon FE, 70 to 210 mm zoom lens. 2003 Amber Rahm


Aurora below Big Dipper

Submitted by: A Rahm at Tue Jan 28 22:33:01 2003 UTC

Taken between 9:30 and10:00 PM EST on 7 September 2002. Nikon FE, Fuji 800 NPZ. Copyright 2002 Amber Rahm

Pale Golden Rays

Submitted by: A Rahm at Fri Jan 24 01:21:01 2003 UTC

Upward crepuscular rays on 8 August 2002. Nikon F, 50 mm lens; Fuji 200 neg. film. Copyright 2003 Amber Rahm

Rays and Shadows

Submitted by: A Rahm at Fri Jan 24 01:14:01 2003 UTC

Upward crepuscular rays on 24 July 2002. Shadows in central area make me think of crystal growth (vaguely hexagonal system perhaps). Nikon FE, 72-36 mm lens; Kodak 200 neg. film. Copyright 2003 Amber Rahm

Rainbow from Virga

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Jan 23 20:11:01 2003 UTC

Virga is precipitation, rain or snow, that evaporates before it can reach the ground. On the first of September 2002 near sunset in Rochester, Vermont, I was amazed to see part of a rainbow in the southeast even though it was not and had not been raining. I had never seen this before. (Sometimes rain streaks can be seen below clouds when the air is dry.) Fortunately I was able to stop gaping and exclaiming long enough to get a camera and take a photo. Nikon F, 50 mm lens; Kodak 200 ISO. Copyright 2003 Amber Rahm

Cassiopeia in Faint Red Aurora

Submitted by: A Rahm at Thu Nov 14 08:31:02 2002 UTC

Taken 20 April 2002, after 1:00 AM EDT with Nikon FE and Kodak 400 neg. film. Later there was a lot of upward rippling and pulsing that I couldn't capture. I could, however, gaze in cheerful amazement. 2002 Amber Rahm

CZA and Film Comparison

Submitted by: A Rahm at Mon Nov 4 22:08:01 2002 UTC

This is a comparison between two circumzenithal arcs and two kinds of film. The first is from 18 September 2002 using Nikon F with 50 mm lens and Fuji Superia 200 negative film. The second is from 25 September using Nikon FE with 36-72 mm lens and Kodak 200 negative film. On both days the CZA appeared around 4:00 to 4:15 PM EDT. I noticed interesting colour differences between the films, and a slight difference in width of the arcs. 2002 Amber Rahm

Halo and CZA

Submitted by: A Rahm at Mon Nov 4 20:10:02 2002 UTC

Another image from the September 25th 2002 display. Upper part of 22 degree halo, faint upper tangent arc, circumzenithal arc, as the sun was sinking below the west mountain ridge around 4:15 PM EDT. Nikon FE, Kodak 200. 2002 Amber Rahm

Parry Arc

Submitted by: A Rahm at Mon Nov 4 19:54:01 2002 UTC

Between 3:15 and 3:30 PM EDT on 25 September 2002. 22 degree halo, upper tangent arc, Parry arc, left sundog. Shot while dodging around back yard trying to avoid a great hole and watch the display at the same time. Nikon FE, 36-72 mm lens; Kodak 200 neg. film. 2002 Amber Rahm

Aurora 2 - 7 September 2002

Submitted by: A Rahm at Fri Jan 31 22:47:01 2003 UTC

Late in the evening the aurora gained some renewed strength. Nikon FE; Fuji NPZ 800. 2002 Amber Rahm

Aurora 1 - 7 September 2002

Submitted by: A Rahm at Mon Oct 14 22:54:01 2002 UTC

The evening of 7 September 2002 had varying activity over Rochester VT, and the stars were bright. Nikon FE and Fuji NPZ 800. 2002 Amber Rahm

Auroral Glow and Lightning-lit Clouds

Submitted by: A Rahm at Fri Oct 11 17:13:02 2002 UTC

On the night of September 3-4, 2002, there was some fairly bright auroral glow (white and green at first) in the north and northeast in Rochester, VT. There were many clouds moving in and a storm brewing mostly towards the southeast. There were flickerings of lightning in clouds in the northeast as well. So I kept the camera set up and waited to get some lightning. I saw a few streaks and a meteor, but wound up with a glowing cloud. I was pleased to see that the aurora showed on the film; it was not as visible to the eye. I used my husband's Nikon F with 50 mm lens, and Kodak Gold 200. Copyright 2002 Amber Rahm

Misty Lunar Corona

Submitted by: A Rahm at Mon Sep 30 17:30:01 2002 UTC

Full moon on 2nd September 2001; aureole and pale corona in misty air that night. Nikon FE, 70-210 mm Tokina lens, Kodak 400 neg. Copyright 2002 Amber Rahm.


Iridescent Clouds

Submitted by: A Rahm at Sun Sep 29 02:52:01 2002 UTC

Relatively close (and strange) view of altocumulus and cirrus mix showing iridescence/partial corona effect, and black sky beyond colours because of extremely high contrast. From the first week of July 2001, roughly after 4 pm EDT; NikonFE, 70-210 zoom; about f/16 at 1/1000 with Kodak 200 neg. Copyright 2002 Amber Rahm

Glowing Moon in Clouds

Submitted by: A Rahm at Fri Sep 27 20:08:02 2002 UTC

Taken in Rochester, VT on 23 July, 2002 the night before full moon. There is a trace of iridescence in the clouds that shows better on original image. Nikon FE with 72-36 mm Nikon zoom lens, f/3.5; Kodak 200 ISO neg. film, perhaps 6 to 10 sec. Copyright 2002 Amber Rahm

Partial Lunar Halo

Submitted by: A Rahm at Fri Sep 27 20:03:01 2002 UTC

Taken the night of November 30 to December 1, 2001. Old Pentax, 35 mm lens, f/3.5; Kodak Max 800 ISO neg. film. Copyright 2002 Amber Rahm

Orion in clouds

Submitted by: A Rahm at Fri Sep 27 19:58:01 2002 UTC

Most of Orion caught when I was out halo chasing. Approximately around 1:00 AM EST on December 1, 2001, as far as I can figure. Pentax SP 500, 35 mm lens; Kodak Max 800; can't remember exposure time. The moon was full, and it was fun to see Orion show through racing clouds. Copyright 2002 Amber Rahm

Crepuscular Rays

Submitted by: A Rahm at Sat Sep 28 18:08:01 2002 UTC

In Green Mountains above Rochester, VT; first week of September, 2001. Afternoon crepuscular rays, mostly vertical in this frame. Nikon FE, 72-36 mm zoom; Kodak 200 neg. film. Copyright 2002 Amber Rahm

Rainbow arcs

Submitted by: A Rahm at Fri Sep 27 19:41:01 2002 UTC

Taken 11 July 2001; Nikon FE; Kodak 200 ISO, 70-210 mm zoom at 70 mm; f/11 at 1/250. Copyright 2002 Amber Rahm

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