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I've put this in for general interest. It's in critique to allow discussion, but I don't mind critique. This is genuine - no tricks.

The quality is poor, but it is what you see I'm interested in discussing. During the hot weekend - 23 May - we were at Skipse, near Bridlington, we saw a mirage. Never seen one before.

This is with a long lens on tripod, but the effect and heat haze caused a total lack of sharpness. You are looking at Flamborough head and a large coal carrier on the skyline. There is a temperature inversion layer almost level with the cliff tops, and the ship is naturally reflected in it upside down.

As said, this is as it appeared - no tricks.

Paul

Camera:EOS 7D
Lens:50/500 Sigma EX DG on Giottos carbon tripod.
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Mirage
Username:paulbroad paulbroad
Uploaded:1 Jun 2010 - 7:57 AM
Tags:Effect., General, Landscape / travel, Mirage, Specialist / abstract, Unusual
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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
1 Jun 2010 - 8:04 AM

Special, very well spotted AND taken *****
cor

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cats_123 e2 Member 104005 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 8:07 AM

well seen and recorded...where's that ice-cold beer! Wink

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mohikan22
mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 8:21 AM

thats mad... ive never seen one either. and for you.. its a great documentary piece if not maybe someday historic.
matt.

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fossilized
1 Jun 2010 - 11:47 AM

Interesting!

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banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2803 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 2:43 PM

Very odd, and Im glad you shared it, - Ive never seen this captured before.


W

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1579 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 4:35 PM

Anything like this fascinates me, so I've been googling and finding out all sorts of interesting information about temperature inversion layers and mirages. I have, however, only managed to find one other picture similar to yours which, needless to say, I am absolutely intrigued with. I hope you won't mind me putting it up as a mod, and I hope I'm not infringing any copyright by doing so. Thanks for sharing this, you must have been so excited to see it.
Pamela.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom844 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 4:52 PM

No problem. It's here for discussion and comment as any other image. I have no problem with anyone playing with a 600 pixel image - that is why I get a bit wound up when some put logos on them! Your mod - the Finland shot - is the same sort of thing - same circumstances by the look of it.


I'm in my mid-60's, and have never seen anything like this in the UK. Others seeing it at the time were quite frightened. I have a series of images taken at this time - another ship, several versions of the one above and a couple which show what I think are inverted oil or gas rigs which were actually over the horizon.

Paul

Last Modified By paulbroad at 1 Jun 2010 - 4:53 PM

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Scutter e2 Member 61742 forum postsScutter vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jun 2010 - 5:52 PM

A remarkable record of a natural phenomenon! I would contact the local press, they might be interested and you might even get some pocket money!!

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom844 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2010 - 7:17 AM

Hello Scutter,

Have you ever tried to get money out of the local press. They are notoriuosly bad at paying for anything.

I used to do a bit, 35 years ago, for a local paper. Didn't last long - had to develop and print images myself to a deadline and was making a loss. Many of my industrial images do appear in the local paper, but via my old employer who I still act as a freelance for - they pay well.

Paul

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tubbtubby
tubbtubby  6 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2010 - 10:35 AM

A very interesting image this is Paul, I have never seen anything quite like it!

Cheers, Pete

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