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View Poll Results: Is the sunset ok with the urban clutter?
Would you like to see more sunsets? 4 57.14%
Any suggestions? 3 42.86%
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Old 04-26-2002, 10:16 AM   #1
Chelson1956
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Arizona Sunset

This is a shot from a parking lot in Northeast Phoenix, Arizona. Digital shot 04.25.2002.
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Old 04-26-2002, 10:29 AM   #2
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Nah. Sunsets happen every day,

But I'd really like to see more photos of "Big & Tall" menswear stores!
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Old 04-26-2002, 01:18 PM   #3
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Show me something I'm too lazy to ever see. SUNRISES!
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Old 04-26-2002, 05:55 PM   #4
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You took that TODAY???

You guys got an actual rain cloud!!?

Where did you find it?

Could you send it to Tucson when you're done?

We haven't seen one since last monsoon season, when I think we got exactly two of them.
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Old 04-26-2002, 06:51 PM   #5
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Paradise Valley Mall area?
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Old 04-27-2002, 04:15 PM   #6
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Welcome to wertzs The keeper of the sacred sparks, bringer of Jihads' and trainer of ninjas.

I agree with Hubris Boy, I am not much for pictures of sunsets unless they are ultra-vivid. I like watching sunsets and sunrises but you really have to be there. My favorite though is this weird thing that happens along the "front range" in Colorado. Right at dusk when the sun has already set behind the rockies, if the atmospheric conditions are right, for about 15 minutes the sun paints the high clouds with shades of pink and orange and red. So then everything is the color reflected off of the clouds. Its kind of like when its a cloudy day and there are no hard shadows; but instead of being dull gray the light is a erie purple.
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Old 04-29-2002, 10:10 AM   #7
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cool!

Is that what they call "Alpenglow"?

I used to live near Lake Tahoe, CA, and the Sierras would do something like that at sunset, the sun would be gone but the sky would be day-glo pink, which would fade through purples into black.

When it was just the pink light, the mountains would light up and look really neat. The rock and sand is nearly white, and would really reflect the light well.
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Old 04-29-2002, 05:24 PM   #8
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Hey Joe, thanks for the word tip. This is sort of like "Aplenglow" but in this case its not the mountains that are glowing but the clouds ares, so maybe it should be called 'Cirrusglow'. Who knows?

Lake Tahoe sounds like a neat place though. Maybe I'll take a ski trip there someday?
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Old 04-29-2002, 05:49 PM   #9
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clouds

We would sometimes get a mountain wave condition, where the entire atmosphere would rise over the Sierras as the wind blew in from the west. Lenticular clouds would form in the wave, probably the most texbook examples of such clouds you can see in the lower 48. When those clouds would catch the alpenglow at dusk, the sky would be a deep blue or almost black and the clouds would be deep red with such intense detail they'd look solid, like you could climb them. They were unlike anything I've seen anywhere else, massive and directly overhead. They weren't that rare. I would sometimes stand on my back porch and stare up at them until all light faded. Even in the last gray light, they looked amazing.

For skiing in Tahoe, I'd recommend Alpine Meadows, hands down. Better terrain than Squaw, and none of the attitude. If you have a little time to drive, Kirkwood is best of all (IMO).
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Old 04-29-2002, 06:47 PM   #10
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The Arizona sky
The sky is big and blue
It took my breath away
That doesn't happen every day

- China Crisis "Arizona Sky" circa 1985, one of my favorite 80s bands and I just wanted to see if anyone felt the same.
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Old 04-30-2002, 06:48 PM   #11
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Here's another AZ sunset

The place is Mendoza Canyon, a rock climbing mecca in the Coyote Mountains near Kitt Peak.

I had staggered out of camp after my 73rd beer and saw this amazing sight.
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