Pictures Of the Month – 07/13

Pictures Of the Month – 07/13
August 03, 2013

POM (Pictures Of the Month) is a rubric of Pictures posted on the Facebook Page this month.

To See the pictures of last months, click HERE.



Rainbow and monsoon clouds over Indian Ocean (aerial), Madagascar. By Frans Lanting


Curtain of Crepuscular Rays at Dawn, on June 17, 2013. Taken from Coral Towers Observatory in Australia. Credit: Joseph Brimacombe.


US rivers in the contiguous 48 states, assembled in vector ink from public USGS data by Nelson Minar.


Street Art by Wild Drawing in Athens, Greece


By Ben Cranke


A very cool example of a perfect exposure


Perfect Timing (Photograph by AJ192 on Reddit)


The sun through different wavelengths


Tiltshifted Andromeda (almost look 3D)


The Umbrella-Lined Streets of Agueda, Portugal (photo by Patricia Almeida)


The Bends Of The Blue Dragon River


The Relationship Between Gun Ownership And Deaths Around The World


What we see in the absence of light:

Wikipedia: Eigengrau (German: “intrinsic gray”), also called Eigenlicht (“intrinsic light”), dark light, or brain gray, is a term for the uniform dark gray background that many people report seeing in the absence of light. Nowadays the phenomenon is more commonly referred to as “visual noise” or “background adaptation”.

Eigengrau is perceived as lighter than a black object in normal lighting conditions, because contrast is more important to the visual system than absolute brightness. For example, the night sky looks darker than eigengrau because of the contrast provided by the stars.


In this nighttime long exposure photograph by Kaddi Suddhi, we see the Pigeon Point Lighthouse in San Mateo, California. Perfect !


A Waterspout – tornado over water – in Florida (by Joey Mole)


Terrace rice fields in Yunnan Province, China (by JIALIANG GAO)


close-up of the blood vessels in a human eye. Looks like a forest!


The Eiffel Tower, illuminated during the traditional Bastille Day fireworks display in Paris, on July 14, 2013 (by GONZALO FUENTES)


More examples of Long Exposure of Airplanes visible Here.


Two Views of Earth from Saturn and Mercury !!!


Antarctica – the black patches are groups of penguins


Bat Embryo


Fly Geyser in Nevada

To See the pictures of last months, click HERE.