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Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 41

You’re in for a treat this time. Sky, lots of sky. And sunsets! This is when my obsession for amazing, bright sunsets began. And they are some of my more popular photos. But I’ll let you be the judge. Let’s take a look.

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos:

Venus, moon, and Jupiter

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Today's amazing sunset and clouds

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Sakura

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Marsh boardwalk

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Enoshima

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Mt Fuji sunset

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Mt Fuji sunset at the beach

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Yuigahama Beach in Kamakura

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The cliff of Inamuragasaki in Kamakura

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Inamuragasaki, Kamakura

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

Thanks for voting! In addition to the vote above, please let me know why you voted the way you did. I’m very interested in knowing.

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Clouds of Alberta

I’ve been enjoying looking at the sky recently. The clouds in Alberta are so different than Japan’s clouds. The flat land has a lot to do with it. There are bigger temperature changes, and often more wind. And sometimes, the clouds just look weird.

Last night, the clouds were curly.

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And the sunsets have been interesting. But it was too cloudy last night for much of one, but I saw this:

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What I’m looking forward to this summer are the giant cumulonimbus clouds that come with thunderstorms. They are incredible here.

What are typical clouds like where you live?

Choose My Best Instagram Photos – Round 1, Group 34

I recently announced that I’ll be closing my daily weather photo blog and will be returning to posting photos on Instagram. That means that there will be more than 62 groups. Sorry. But I’ll only be doing this series for photos I’ve taken in Japan. Anything posted after we’ve moved to Canada will not be included. So, there will be an end!

This time, you get plenty of photos involving the sky. There’s plenty of colour, and one that’s black and white. And yes, even a sunset. You’ll be seeing plenty of those in the future. So, enjoy these photos!

The rules are simple. I post 10 of my Instagram photos every few days, and you get to vote on your favourites. It’s multiple choice, so please vote for 2 to 4 photos (3 is ideal). Leave a comment saying why you voted the way you did. The poll comes after the photos.

Here are the photos!

Glowing sunset

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Window

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Row of trees

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Venus and crescent moon at sunset

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Mt Fuji, crescent moon, and Venus at sunset

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Tokaido train Kiosk in Fujisawa station

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Double decker expressway in Yokohama

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Tallest building in Shonandai

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Old Sotetsu train's form of air conditioning

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Today's Mt. Fuji from the train

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And now the vote. Please vote for your favourite photos (ideally 3, but anywhere between 2 and 4):

 

Please leave a comment saying why you chose what you chose. I’m always interested in seeing what people think of my photos. Thanks for voting!

Sundog and Unusual Clouds

Yesterday, I was able to see a great phenomenon known as a sundog. These things are part of a halo around the sun and created by hexagonal ice crystals in the air, usually with cirrus clouds. Well, there were plenty of cirrus clouds yesterday. This sundog that I saw was rainbow coloured, though it didn’t turn out very well in the picture. You can see it below.

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Sundog in the cirrus clouds.

And cirrus clouds are interesting to look at, too. They have a lot of patterns, like waves or feathers. I got some pictures of those, too.

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Rippled cirrus clouds.
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Rippled and feathery cirrus clouds.
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Fluffy cirrus clouds on the right, wispy cirrus clouds behind the building and in front of the sun.

Have you ever seen a sundog? Cirrus clouds are pretty common, but you have to be lucky to see a sundog.