Friday, 16 January 2015

Northern Lights
Winter in Vienna


Northern Lights over Vienna
Föhn winds were chasing clouds and birds,
under a sheaf of clouds scintillating in translucent pastels


View from the Upper Belvedere
The southwestern sky was displaying
a light show I had never observed before


Eastward, all looked calm,
only a sort of afterglow hinted
at the atmospheric drama in the southwestern sky


Photographed in the afternoon
of 10 January 2015

Images and Words © by Merisi

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43 comments:

  1. Wow, look at those colors!! Lucky you, to see such a sky show!

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    1. Thank you, Dina!
      I am grateful I was up there at the Belvedere when this atmospheric phenomenon happened. It was mesmerising, the pictures don't do justice to what my eyes observed.

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  2. That second photo down is really fabulous

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    1. Thank you, Gerald! Almost as if Pegasus was reclaiming his wings. ;-)

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  3. Breathtaking colors and what a light show.
    I think the Northern lights would be #1 on my bucket list.

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    1. Too bad there are no ephemerides that would show with certainty dates and locations of such events. Those lights are often elusive, even if one travels to parts of the world where they are supposed to be appear regularly.

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  4. These are awesome, Merisi!! They really took my breath away!! Thank you for sharing the beauty!! Have a beautiful weekend!!

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    1. You are welcome, Sylvia!
      Thank you and a wonderful weekend to you, too,
      Merisi

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  5. Fantastic shot , amazing colours, thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thank you, Anne, my pleasure! :)

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  6. Beautiful! I see photos of those lights, and wonder if it's just made up... Gorgeous.

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    1. I dare say the colors were even stronger, more brilliant, a photograph really cannot do it justice. i was an eerie atmosphere all around, as if the earth stood still.

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  7. So dramatic! I did not realize you had this aurora borealis in Vienna. Very exciting and rare sort of beauty, and you caught it perfectly.

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    1. Skies and birds, I often look up and observe them, but a sky like this was a first for me.
      I tried to find any mention of this online, alas, was not successful.

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  8. Merisi, this cloud formation is dramatic to the max! How extraordinary to have been there to see it...and to have your camera along as well.

    (Do check on that September 10, 2015 date, though. Perhaps I have skipped some months while I was tending to my knitting?)

    xo

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    1. Thank you, Frances,
      thank you twice! It took me some time to figure out what I'd done! ;-)

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  9. fabulous images of that great sky. kudos.

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  10. Marvelous! Glad you were able to record this great show!

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    1. Thank you!
      i felt really privileged to observe and capture it.

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  11. Really beautiful skies!! Great photos.

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  12. Beautiful !
    I like the silhouette and the clouds.

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  13. Gorgeous and dramatic! How unusual to see them so far south!

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    1. A rare event, indeed, to see an atmospheric phenomenom like this so far south.
      Thank you!

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  14. Lovely pictures from a lovely Vienna in the winter! Just beautiful...
    Have a happy weekend, take care!
    Titti

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    1. Thank you, Titti,
      and a wonderful weekend to you, too!

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  15. In the second photo, you've given Pegasus his wings of light! :-)

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    1. Jinsky,
      my thoughts, too! Thank heavens, there was no sea foam or blood on the steps where I kneeled and bent down to capture the "wings" ;.)

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  16. Super show by nature and super capture by you! Northern lights is in my bucket list :)

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  17. Amazing Merisi, I did not think you could see the Northern Lights that far south.

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  18. Marvellous silhouette and shot! Right place, right timing and a great photographer to see the potential and capture it!

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  19. skies can be so beautiful These are just so lovely!

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