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"IPA 2017 Book of Photography" features "Skies/Himmel"

The International Photography Awards (IPA) just published its new annual book “IPA 2017 Book of Photography”. The book features the winning entries from the IPA 2017 photography competition as well as a directory listing of honorable mention entries.

As a bronze winner in a book category, Skies/Himmel is part of this collection of diverse work of the outstanding photographers who have participated in the IPA 2017 competition, showing work from across many genres and from all around the world. Looking at this wonderful IPA publication makes me again feel humbled and grateful that Skies/Himmel has been chosen a winner alongside such magnificent works of photography.

The Pink Little Cloud and the Moon

I think this is my favorite illustration by Lavinia for the Pink Little Cloud.

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a Very Happy New Year 2018!

(with “Over Canada (3)” featuring this year’s New Year’s greetings)

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!

(with “Before the Storm (1)” featuring Santa and his reindeer,
including Rudolph with his nose so bright)

Pace, 2015.

“Blessed are the peacemakers:
for they shall be called the children of God.”
—Matthew 5:9

Rainbows are multicolored arcs that appear when sunlight illuminates little drops of airborne water. They can be seen when sunlight from behind an observer illuminates water droplets in front. After a sunbeam enters a water droplet, it hits the back of the droplet and is partly reflected. Due to their different wavelengths, the different colors of the sunbeam exit the water droplet at different angles and a rainbow appears. The colors of a rainbow show the visible color spectrum of sunlight from violet in the inner ring to red in the outer ring. The second arc of a double rainbow shows the colors reversed.

Rainbows are optical illusions and not objects with a distinct location. The sun, the water droplets, and the observer must be in a specific lineup for a rainbow to be seen. Different observers will see different rainbows depending on their location.