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nephelococcygia
nephelococcygia
krnodil


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Accidental Letters II (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Cloud Studies
Camera: Canon EOS-350D Rebel XT
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Herndon, VA
Date: Sep 21, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/350s
Galleries: Abstract, Infrared
Date Uploaded: Sep 21, 2008

Nephelococcygia is the act of seeking and finding shapes in clouds. Otherwise known as "cloud cuckoo-land". S'more history of the origin of this term.

Figured if I stared at the clouds long enough, I could see every letter of the alphabet. Saw a lot of letters, but now my neck hurts. :)
I see the letter E - didn't want to spell it out in the title, seemed a bit silly. You'll see it if you want to see it, and if you don't, you won't.
Flipped 90 degrees one way or the other, it could be an M or a W... ;)

Clouds and blue sky, shot in infrared.


Statistics
Place: 94 out of 113
Avg (all users): 5.0082
Avg (commenters): 5.6000
Avg (participants): 4.6061
Avg (non-participants): 5.1573
Views since voting: 789
Views during voting: 207
Votes: 122
Comments: 11
Favorites: 1 (view)


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09/29/2008 01:01:41 AM
Great processing! I liked this one during voting and saw the E immediately - and it is also a face, imho... with a big nostril. Hey, somebody give this lady a silver dollar for that title!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2008 10:57:28 PM
blurry and too dark
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09/27/2008 09:02:55 PM
I looked up the definition of the word nephelococcygia and for the people who want to know its this...refers to an (unrealistically) idealistic state where everything is perfect (AKA: Cuckoo land)

Now to the photo. I liked the shot you took. Nice choice in white balance.
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09/26/2008 05:49:39 AM
Just too blurry and the wrong color for me to enjoy it.
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09/23/2008 03:04:23 PM
nice E
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09/23/2008 12:07:36 PM
i learnt a new word today. i am seeing the letter e. But i find it a bit hazy, even for clouds. (7)
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09/22/2008 08:10:00 PM
Brilliantly seen and delivered
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09/22/2008 03:44:26 PM
I'll take your word for it - 7
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09/22/2008 02:09:18 PM
Little bit dark but it looks good despite that, well done on spotting this!
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09/22/2008 04:13:26 AM
=]
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09/22/2008 04:00:44 AM
COOL
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