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#382460 - Sun Aug 19 2007 05:59 AM Up Above Theme
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Clouds,sunsets,stars,Halley`s Comet,meteor showers,eclipses,moons,planets or anything that is up above. Feel free to post your one photo of whatever you think will be appropriate for this particular theme.
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#382461 - Sun Aug 19 2007 06:23 PM Re: Up Above Theme
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How about we start this thread off with a sundog I caught on camera last winter? The photo was actually taken in mid-afternoon but it has an eerie look to it from shooting directly into the sun and because of the peculiar cloud cover we were getting from the chemtrailing being done that day (which is why I was out taking photos of the sky in the first place).


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My humble offering certainly doesn't compare to some of these, but it's the first one I ever saw so I was kind of excited about it.
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#382462 - Sun Aug 19 2007 06:50 PM Re: Up Above Theme
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Wow, Au_Naturel, that picture is amazing

I took this picture earlier this year when I was in North Carolina. I had never seen a rainbow like that one and I took a bunch of pictures of it.

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#382463 - Sun Aug 19 2007 07:24 PM Re: Up Above Theme
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No, yours is amazing--that's the best rainbow I've seen in years! I have a photo of a small double rainbow I hope to post in the photo-a-day thread soon, but it's nowhere near as nice as this one. Great shot!
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#382464 - Mon Aug 20 2007 12:30 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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Thanks, Au! Looking forward to seeing your rainbow picture on the photo-a-day thread
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#382465 - Mon Aug 20 2007 02:59 PM Re: Up Above Theme
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Good subject, this is the stunningly beautiful ceiling of the 15th century St. Edmunds church in Southwold, which we visited last week. The ceiling was restored years ago following partial collapse, and also damage from musket fire by Roundhead Puritans during the English Civil War in 1644. The angels in particular were considered idolatrous.



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#382466 - Mon Aug 20 2007 06:15 PM Re: Up Above Theme
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Well I had trouble with this one, but I found this shot I took on our trip to Australia. It's the flag pole atop the Australian Parliament Building.


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#382467 - Mon Aug 20 2007 07:02 PM Re: Up Above Theme
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I was out one Sunday after work looking for something (didn't find it, however) and saw a beautiful sunset.

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#382468 - Tue Aug 21 2007 09:14 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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I took this picture at Sesriem Canyon in Sousisvlei in Namibia. Once there was water running through it but now it only has a very small pool in one area. I was so amazed at how deep it was I stood at the bottom and took this picture of the clouds overhead not knowing it would end up here.



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#382469 - Wed Aug 22 2007 08:43 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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This is a beautiful sky we saw approaching the Caribbean island of Dominica.


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#382470 - Wed Aug 22 2007 10:50 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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Last July, we were in Cape Canaveral, Florida to watch the shuttle Discovery launch. This is the trail it left behind.

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#382471 - Thu Aug 23 2007 09:36 PM Re: Up Above Theme
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I knew I shouldn't have deleted all those photos I took of rainbows last week!

This is a shot of the King Jarrah tree at Bridgetown, Western Australia, which I took last month when we had a weekend away. It is about 500 years old, 45 metres (about 148 feet) high and 2.6 metres (about 8.5 feet) in diameter. I took this shot lying down on the ground and looking straight up.

Jarrah trees are only found in the south western corner of Western Australia and are prized for their hard, rich red timber.
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#382472 - Fri Aug 24 2007 03:19 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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Getting a new roof up above my house! LOL Just in time for any of this year's potential hurricanes to rip it off.


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#382473 - Fri Aug 24 2007 04:03 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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Sunrise this morning over Tan Chuk Hang Village.
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#382474 - Fri Aug 24 2007 08:54 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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This is a beautiful sky we saw approaching the Caribbean island of Dominica.




It is indeed quite nice, Cinnam0n. And Ren--great shot!
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#382475 - Sat Aug 25 2007 04:51 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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Fantastic photos! Doesn't look like such a bad view on your roof, Bhs, can't believe Ren missed it

These are the Galahs that nest in the tree at the back gate every year - it shouldn't be long until they annoy the heck out of us by feeding the young at sunrise every monring. The Galah on the lower right is sitting at the entrance to the nest.


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#382476 - Sat Aug 25 2007 04:26 PM Re: Up Above Theme
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I took a lot of photos this week, of clouds, trees and so on, but wasn't thrilled by any of them. The rainbow photos I took last year were nothing special. Then, when I was sorting some really old pictures, I found this one, taken the very first time I travelled from England to the continent by ferry. 'Tis a lifeboat perched above the deck upon which I was standing.


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#382477 - Sun Aug 26 2007 01:46 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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24 hour warning...Post your "up above" snap sooner rather than later!
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#382478 - Sun Aug 26 2007 01:25 PM Re: Up Above Theme
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Like Liz, I tried to come up with a new photo for this, but wasn't satisfied with the results. So, here is one from my July evening at Knoebels, pronounced with a hard K: kuh-NO-bulz.




Park history: http://www.knoebels.com/amusement-parks.asp

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#382479 - Sun Aug 26 2007 07:49 PM Re: Up Above Theme
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Good shot, Kapuskasing! I'm originally from PA, but Knoebels is one of the parks I don't think I ever made it to. Heard lots about it, though, as my husband has been there many times.
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#382480 - Mon Aug 27 2007 06:04 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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I've been browsing through old photos, seeing as I havn't downloaded this past weeks lot from my phone yet, and I found this beautiful skyscape. It was taken somewhere in NSW. I can't remember where exactly though.


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#382481 - Tue Aug 28 2007 02:46 AM Re: Up Above Theme
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Here is the link to the 'Up Above' theme slide show. Things are really looking up in this thread
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