I used to live on the 3rd floor of a military dormatory, facing west, so I was able to take some really fantastic pictures of sunsets and other stuff like that. All of the pictures were taken by me with a 4.0 Megapixel Olympus Stylus Verve. A few of my more favorite pictures follow...
This picture was taken just after a thunderstorm, right around sunset. The ground is still wet from the rain and reflects the clouds above. This is one of the more 'pinkish' sunsets I've seen.
Another sunset picture. This one is kinda neat because of the obvious cloud shadows in the sky. I wish I had moved a bit so that the parkinglot light wasn't in the middle of the sun. Oh well.
I was messing around with my camera at night, and took thiis fairly neat looking picture. There's a nighttime setting for the camera, which basically makes the shutter speed slow way down to like 4 seconds. And so I set my camera on a tripod and waited for cars to go by. This is the best looking one I got.
This one I took as a severe thunderstorm was headed in my direction. I just sat outside with my camera and tried to take the picture right as the lightning flashed. Out of like 20 tries I got 2 strikes, and this is the better looking one. When the storm eventually got to me, it was really bad. Super windy and lots of hail. It was the biggest hail I had ever seen. I was so worried it was going to damage my car, but thankfully it made it through without any dents.
One last sunset picture, but this one is a little silly
. If you look at the top of the picture, above the jet contrail, there's a little fuzzy black dot. IMO, it looks exactly like the pictures you sometimes see of "UFOs". Now I can say I took a picute of a UFO!!!
I'm pretty sure it's just a bug, because one of the other pictures I took that night had a similair fuzzy dot, but it had wings and was obviously a bug. It's still kinda neat though. If you're curious, here
's a picture of the "UFO" at full resolution.
Note: I'm not sure why, but Firefox is behaving badly with my post. Some of the pictures that I linked to are smaller than they should be, and others are all pixlated. But it works just fine in IE, go figure. Anyway, enjoy, and I hope it looks good for everyone.
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