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    Default What are these strange lines in the skies?

    I am reposting this from a Critique Corner, since nobody answered this question hidden at the end of a long thread:

    Anybody knows what are those lines in the skies that are clearly visible in a picture below?

    I am not sure if the lines were in the skies during the sunset or if they are some kind of optical artifact. Thanks.



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    shadows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CYRN View Post
    shadows.
    Shadows from ...?

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    Default Re: What are these strange lines in the skies?

    HIee...

    Not sure if you ae familiar with the term "Land of the Rising sun" the flag of the japanese ships that shows the sun rays which looks like this.

    The lines you are seeing is the sun rays as it is blocked by some obstructing opaque or translucent objects like cloud mass peaks of hills or mountain. As the sun is low in the horizon with respect to where you are, these streks are often seen. The streak of light will be more if there are more variations on cloud/ obstruction edges.

    Hope this helps.
    Last edited by sulhan; 25th March 2007 at 10:22 AM.

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    crepuscular rays.
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    shadows cast by clouds

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    Thanks to all. This was very informative and I've learned something new.

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    aircraft contrails?

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    Those are shadows. This is a more obvious case, http://phraeb.zenfolio.com/p68992635...2FF6#966143990

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    definately alien beams

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    Quote Originally Posted by wunderkind View Post
    yup yup. God's rays.

    Cheers to a bright sunny afternoon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wunderkind View Post
    I am reposting this from a Critique Corner, since nobody answered this question hidden at the end of a long thread:

    Anybody knows what are those lines in the skies that are clearly visible in a picture below?

    I am not sure if the lines were in the skies during the sunset or if they are some kind of optical artifact. Thanks.



    The original image:

    Thats my fart!!!

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    Default Re: What are these strange lines in the skies?

    Quote Originally Posted by wunderkind View Post
    I am reposting this from a Critique Corner, since nobody answered this question hidden at the end of a long thread:

    Anybody knows what are those lines in the skies that are clearly visible in a picture below?

    I am not sure if the lines were in the skies during the sunset or if they are some kind of optical artifact. Thanks.



    The original image:

    Are you using SLR? Looks like strands of hair on your ccd? Not sure...

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