On my way out to DSL I noticed an interesting cloud formation. We don’t see clouds very often. So, this is always something nice to look at. The sun is already at a low elevation of 5.5°, which added a spectacular light effect. I decided to go back inside and get my tripod and digital SLR camera. I spent half an hour to take a number of shots, which I processed into high dynamic range images.
Some of you have contacted me about the webcam picture on the weather page. It has been pointed down to the bottom of the stairs at ARO . With the sun at 5.5° it would shine directly into the camera if it would still be pointed at the Station, thus destroying the CCD. So enjoy the last bit of light before the camera goes dark in a few weeks.
[tags]Antarctica, South Pole, sunset, weather, ARO[/tags]