Urban Brocken

By woolybill1
The Brocken Spectre, a natural phenomenon, appears when a shadow is cast upon the upper surfaces of clouds opposite the sun, appearing many times its normal size. It is named after a peak in the Harz Mountains of Germany where it was first observed and recorded in 1780. In fact it may be observed in any mountain region.
- - - Actually this is mrswoolybill's collection of perfume bottles standing on the dresser, caught in the light of my reading lamp.

Respectful thanks to John alsoppdigitalart and Lynne LynneJoyce for placing their User Awards on yesterday's rusty upload Smile

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Saturday shadows

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pascalg Plus
10 37 France
9 Mar 2013 7:48AM
very interesting!

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Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
9 Mar 2013 8:22AM
Can't wait for your version of St Elmo's fire, Bill!! GrinGrin

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
9 Mar 2013 8:45AM
Clever presentation and shot, Bill. Makes a great image of shadows.
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 9:16AM
Very clever image but please tell Mrs Woolybill that she should keep her perfume in a cool, dark place!
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 9:26AM
It makes an interesting mono abstract Bill.

Like I have said before you look and you find, I would have taken my hat to you but it's already off. excellent shot so well spotted Bill.

Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
9 Mar 2013 9:51AM
Thanx for the info Bill ! Now I also know what the brocken spectre is all about - and so expertly demonstrated by yourself too Smile A great photo !!
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
9 Mar 2013 10:54AM
Wonderfully disorienting image Bill; it does look like a sky line! Lovely graininess too.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1916 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 1:52PM

Quote:please tell Mrs Woolybill that she should keep her perfume in a cool, dark place!

Older ladies may possibly recognise the left hand bottle as Jolie Madame, by Balmain. I have had that bottle since my 6th Form days in the 1960s, using it just occasionally, and it is still perfect!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 2:06PM
You had me going there for a minute Bill.... Smile
9 Mar 2013 2:20PM
Very nicely done Bill, and a lovely scent in the air while taking it no doubt.

John Smile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
9 Mar 2013 2:21PM
Had me going too! Wink A fine capture, Bill, a great one for the Saturday Shadows theme Smile
Trev Smile
saltireblue Plus
7 7.9k 33 Norway
9 Mar 2013 3:05PM
There's something Orwellian about this, Bill. Being watched over by Big Brother.

On the other hand, I recognize a Chanel bottle and one from YSL...Smile

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1916 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 4:52PM

Quote:On the other hand, I recognize a Chanel bottle and one from YSL...

Bodil has obviously trained Malc well for Christmas and birthdays... Wink
pablophotographer 6 921 331
9 Mar 2013 6:20PM
Thanks for sharing Smile

Nice picture too, from the thumbnail it looked like an architecture themed shot Smile
9 Mar 2013 7:07PM
Lol love it, nothing Brocken in your photography!

brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2013 11:42PM
Well observed, and another thing to learn - didn't know about this phenomenon.
Ray42 10 3 England
10 Mar 2013 7:58AM
Excellent work Bill
wrinkles 9 351 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 3:12PM
Very good work.Wink
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2013 8:39PM
Fantastic creative work, Bill, luv it.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmile

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