Monday, September 5, 2011

Double Your Pleasure

 "Most persons do not see the sun. The sun illuminates only the eye of man, but shines into the eye and heart of the child."
 Ralph Waldo Emerson

I took these pictures on the evening of July 21. Take a good look and tell me if you notice anything different.  See the reflection behind the sun? It makes a double sun! It looks rather like a bad camera shot, or that I shook and blurred the camera. Not so. I assure you that I saw this with my own two eyes before I even got my camera out! It looked just like this! I don't know how such a thing could be, some kind of atmospheric phenomenon, perhaps. I am thinking not many people have seen this, have you? I consider myself so blessed to have been in the right place at the right time!


"Now no one can look at the sun,
bright as it is in the skies
after the wind has swept them clean.
Out of the north he comes in golden splendor;
God comes in awesome majesty."
Job 37:21,22

35 comments:

reanaclaire said...

Yes, indeed it is doubled... a faint reflection .. the shadow of the sun.. reminds me of this verse.. settle our anger/wrath before the setting of the sun..

Beautiful shots, Ginny!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, Ginny you captured a really unusual scene. It looks like the sun lit up the clouds and then reflected on them. I'm sure there is some scientific explanation but I like your explanation, right time and right place and blessed.

Annie said...

Outstanding shot, Ginny. It looks like the sun is reflecting on the clouds behind it.

kanak7 said...

Ginny, I don't think I've noticed such a scene before. Your shots are wonderful!! I also like the verse. So appropriate!

Neal said...

Absolutely gorgeous Ginny!!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I see it! I did not notice the unusual sun til you pointed it out...Neat

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful photos, Ginny! I never saw this type of reflection before.

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Karin said...

Double the pleasure, double the fun, when you get blessed and see double the SUN!! Great photo Ginny! Thanks for sharing God's stunning beauty!

From the Kitchen said...

Wow! I like your explanation of the "double" sun rather than searching for a scientific one.

Congratulation on being a Bertolli winner. They have very good pastas and sauces.

Best,
Bonnie

Fred Alton said...

Ginny, these are FANTASTIC shots - and no, I don't think I've ever seen the "double sun" effect which you captured here so perfectly!

Arti said...

What an eye you have Ginny, you should have been a detective!!!
This is amazing, never have I seen the double Sun!!
Have a fabulous week ahead:)

Sandra said...

it's gorgeous. no, never seen it like this before. you were in the exactly right spot and time. amazing and God's creation is the best of all photos.

Stephanie V said...

You do get the best photos. Such bright glory here.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Looks like something off a savannah somewhere. Love the double sun effect!

George said...

I don't have a scientific explanation for this, but it is both interesting and beautiful. You have a good eye and took wonderful pictures.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Yes---I see it! Great reflection photos, Ginny. I hadn't noticed the reflection until you pointed it out... Love it!!!!! Thanks for sharing...
Hugs,
Betsy

S. Etole said...

You did capture an amazing sight and just the right scripture to accompany it.

Sharon said...

Beautiful sunset! Great captures!

Chatty Crone said...

Ever see the commercial where people are walking out of a business and they are closing their eyes asking what happened and the worker cleaning windows says - it's the sun!

I think we need to stop and look at the sun and see it's beauty. That must be some shadow affect or something.

Cool Ginny! Love it.

sandie/♥

Shug said...

Very Good Ginny...
I did not immediatley see that. You really have an eye for photography.
The sun is beautiful and you did a great job capturing these shots..
have a good evening.
shug

Remington said...

That is so cool!

Together We Save said...

Oh wow those pictures are lovely!!

Rose said...

My husband has always told me this happens but I have never seen it...so glad you captured it to share with us.

Regina said...

Simply gorgeous..you can't get better than that!! You didn't take it through your windshield did you (ha ha)..you know I'm teasing. My husband was trying to nudge me into taking more landscapes than macro's? This is fabulous and the verse is beautiful-

Glenda said...

Beautiful and unique, Ginny! You do have a great eye for detail!!

Have a great week!

Judy Royal Glenn said...

Neat! I'm clueless, but I love being in the right place at the right time!(With a little help from above most of the time!)

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is special first to see it and then to capture it in pictures.

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Ann said...

I have never seen anything like this before, what an awesome capture that was and how lucky we are that you shared it with us :)

Maple Lane said...

It's beautiful and so very interesting - thanks for sharing.

LC said...

A first for me!

Mary said...

It is a wonderful series of photos, Ginny. I always look forward to your photos. As to Lara and her gang: In the early days of my blog I spoke more about the children and others in my life. Some of my early readers knew the kids lived in an area of Texas that was experiencing unexpected wildfires and they emailed their concern. I'm way behind in my correspondence right now and used the blog to give a quick answer before I responded to the emails. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary .

SweetMarie said...

Amazingly Beautiful!

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