Yesterday evening a cold front produced some sever thunderstorms across central Europe, lightning was flashing contiuously for a few hours, here are the best images I was able to take:
After work I rode my bicycle towards Liechtenstein (a very small country next to Vorarlberg, the Austrian province where I live in), to catch the Mercury/Venus conjunction next to the Egelsee. As I only had my RX100 compact camera with me, the focal length was rather limited. To pass the time for the sky to darken I took some shots of the pond.
On January 10th 2015 bright iridescent clouds were visible the whole day. At sunset the colors became even more intense and many people became about this rare atmospheric phenomena. Neighbours asked what those colors in the sky actually were.
At sunset I was able to take some images of the nice Venus and Mercury conjunction.
All cloud images are straight out of camera (SOOC) with no color, brightness or contrast changes. The conjunction images were slightly processed in Adobe lightroom to make the planets stand out more prominent.
Today I was surprised to see a very prominent parhelic circle (http://www.atoptics.co.uk/halo/parcirc.htm) while having lunch with friends on our terrace.
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With the warm last few weeks it feels as if Winter has already passed and Spring is on it’s way
I absolutely love to take pictures of insects and other small critters…: