War veterans receiving a warm welcome at the @reagan_airport in DC. This #honorflight just so happened right before we had to board our flight and it was an incredible moment to witness and photograph. Luckily, I had one of my film cameras locked, loaded, and ready to go so I got the opportunity to float around and document this incredible moment at the airport. As the plane taxied to the terminal, fire trucks shot an arc of water for the plane of veterans to entrance through. Upon their emergence in the airport music burst out through a brass band and they were warmly greeted by thankful American who showed their appreciation through signs, waving of American flags, and excited thank you’s as they passed. Although I was frustrated the night before, I was so thankful our flight to Pensacola had been cancelled otherwise I wouldn’t of had the opportunity to capture such an interesting moment of Americana.
Taken with Kodak Portra 400 on a Canon 630 and a Tamron 28-75 lens.
1. Sunsets happen because of the Earth's atmosphere
If the Earth was airless, let's say, like the moon then the sun would look the same as it was dropping behind the horizon. But due to our 300 mile atmosphere, we get the scattered effect of light as the atmosphere acts as a prism.
2. The sun starts to lose color as it sets
As the sun starts dropping to the horizon it starts to lose its blue wavelength hues, then its green and yellow hues, and eventually orange, leaving only red wavelengths. That is why the sun at the end of a sunset will look like a ball of fire.
3. By the time you see the sun set, it's actually gone
Have you ever been told that some of the stars you are looking at are already dead because of the time it takes the light to travel? Well the same thing sorta happens with the sun, except the sun doesn't die every night. Again thanks to our atmosphere, which bends light, we are able to see the sun setting. If this is a little confusing, please look at the picture below.
4. Pollution causes those prettier sunsets
Sad, isn't it? It will make you think twice when you look at a stunning sunset. Smoke particles are great for filtering out colors, leaving pinks, reds, and oranges become more vivid. But if pollution gets too high, the sky will just look hazy, leaving a murky sunset that no one really appreciates. This is happening a lot in Rome due to their pollution problem.
5. "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in morning, shepherd's take warning." This quote is actually true.
The bright, red, pure colors at night mean that the air is clear to the west and will be good weather in the morning. A red sky in the morning means that good, high pressure weather has already passed meaning low pressure weather (storms) will be coming to the east. 🔥
Huanglong, sitting in the northwest of Sichuan, China, is the home of cute giant 🐼 pandas. Next time when you think of Sichuan, hopefully you think of something more than just hot Sichuan sauce 😄😄 Photo captured using my old Canon 5D mark II.
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Made a last minute decision to head south before the Memorial Day rush and woke up just in time for this wild sunrise. This trip would be the first time in a while I’m able to fit all my camera gear and clothes, etc. into a one-bag solution, with a major part of that due to having a much lighter and more convenient camera and drone setup.
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