Monday, August 29, 2016

I Had Almost Forgotten

I got an email the other day from Les Cowley of Atmospheric Optics. He sent me a photo he had taken of an open book. Ah, I had almost forgotten that my very first photo of an iridescent cloud was being published in Roger Brugge's new book in England. I first wrote about this here.
Oh wow! There it was. I can't tell you how grateful I am to Les for remembering and sending this to me. He is really one of the nicest people on the planet. It's been almost six years since I sent Les this photo. Back in November of 2010, after I had learned that what I was seeing was called an iridescent cloud and not a sundog, I googled iridescent clouds and fell in love with the Atmospheric Optics website. Les and I have been corresponding ever since.
This is the sight that changed my life, seriously. I took a turn down the atmospheric optics highway and have never looked back.

One of the best parts of having a look at this photo in a book was being able to show it to my mom. Yes, she loved it! Her sky-loving-run-outside-with-the-camera daughter is almost famous!

25 comments:

  1. No almost about it: You ARE famous! To your friends and family, you are famous.
    What a thrill to see your photo published in such a fine edition. So tell us about the book (title, publisher), even if it's very expensive. We want to know.
    Congratulations, Robin!

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  2. Very cool. One of these days I will send him the photo I took at the beach.

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  3. That is indeed cool and deservedly something of which to be proud

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  4. Very very cool, my friend! People far and wide will see your photo (well, they already have) and your name and think, "wow." Thumbs up!

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  5. Almost famous. Always fabulous.

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  6. I remember that post and wondered if he had ever published the book. Wow, and to have given you credit also so the world can see. Proud of you robin and how neat that your Mom got to see it also.

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  7. CCorax-- Thank you so much for your kind words! Here is a link to Amazon for the book. It's not available until November. I guess Les got an early copy.
    https://www.amazon.com/Setting-Weather-Station-Understanding-Meteorologist/dp/1785001612/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472483543&sr=8-1&keywords=Roger+Brugge
    I sure wish it was easier to post a link on blogger!

    Sharon-- The photo you took is truly grand. I hope you do send it to him. It's a beauty! If you like, you can tell him that I suggested you send the pic to him.

    Rain-- Thank you so much.

    Colette-- Thank you.

    Larry-- You sure did know me when.

    Tara-- I never ever thought a photo of mine would end up in a book. Such a fun result of a much-loved fascination with the sky.

    John-- Uber indeed!

    paullamb-- Thank you for that.

    Arkansas Patti-- I had thought about it once or twice last year, but then it totally slipped my mind. It's been two years since he asked for permission to use it. That's like a million years in senior-brain time! Thank you for your kind words.

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  8. Aren't you something??!! Proud to know you, Robin.

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  9. That is oh so Cool. I can feel the prestige. I think the sky thanks you too.

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  10. kenju-- Thank you for such kind words.

    jsk-- Such a fun obsession I have found!

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  11. Here's the trick for a shorter URL: Look for the question mark in the sequence. Starting with the question mark, delete it and everything to the right of it. The remaining link is the one for the product, minus the search term info:
    https://www.amazon.com/Setting-Weather-Station-Understanding-Meteorologist/dp/1785001612/ref=sr_1_1

    Also, if the software lets you use TinyURL.com or similar sites that shorten links, that's good as well.

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  12. CCorax-- I remembered that there is an old way to do links on blogger. I'll try it here to see if it works.
    Setting Weather Station
    It's cumbersome.

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  13. You should be really proud. We all love your sky photographs and now the whole country can see one.

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  14. I remember how exciting it was to hear that your photo was going to be used in a book that was being written. Sweet to see your photo shining so brightly in the completed book. Yaaayyy!

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  15. NCmountainwoman-- I am very proud and pleased. I would have never guessed when I saw that sky way back in 2010 that it would soar to such heights!

    am-- I almost forgot that the photo was going to be published. What a lovely surprise it was to see the pic. Thank you!

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  16. you are famous, and, so far, you are still speaking with us (that could change). And see, you got famous without a leica, amazing !!

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  17. I just discovered your blog, and will start following you from mine. NCmountainwoman lives nearby, and I read her's all the time! Looking forward to more beautiful photos!

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  18. Steve-- I got famous without knowing a single thing about photography! LOL!

    Barbara-- So nice to see you here. I will definitely check out your blog as well. Thank you!

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  19. I've occasioned upon the Atmospheric Optics website from time to time. SO much fun.

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  20. Congratulations! Yes, you should be really proud to took this wonderful picture and it was being published in Roger Brugge's new book in England! Great!

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  21. Paul-- How cool that you have been to Atmospheric Optics website. It's one of my most favorite sites to visit.

    sonia-- Thank you so much!

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  22. Nice to get a photo published, I've had a couple in boos & magazines

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