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Mackerel Sky (clouds sunrise+sunset sky trees ). Photo by ChrisAnthemum
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Mackerel Sky

Uploaded by: ChrisAnthemum

Thursday December 6, 2012

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: That's what it's called when clouds scatter across the sky like this. Taken at sunup on Thursday; the sun is rising behind me and this is looking west-southwest.

Image Width: 3888

Image Length: 2592

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Orientation: top - left

YCbCr Sub-Sampling:

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XS

Software: PaintShop Pro 14.00

InterColorProfile: 3144 bytes undefined data

Compression: JPEG compression

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

PixelXDimension: 3888

PixelYDimension: 2592

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SubsecTime: 02

SubSecTimeOriginal: 02

SubSecTimeDigitized: 02

Exposure Time: 1/60 sec.

FNumber: f/5.6

Exposure Program: Normal program

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

Shutter speed: 6.00 EV (APEX: 8, 1/64 sec.)

Aperture: 5.00 EV (f/5.7)

Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 41.0 mm

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4438.36

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4445.97

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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31. ChrisAnthemum
11:45 PM GMT on December 11, 2012
Thank you for adding your comment, Bernard!
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30. Hotzenwaelder
7:29 AM GMT on December 11, 2012
Beautiful. Now I know why I say holy mackerel when I see a beautiful sunrise or sunset.
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29. ChrisAnthemum
8:47 PM GMT on December 10, 2012
Thank you, Wanda!
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28. Wanda1948
7:31 PM GMT on December 10, 2012
Beautiful sky, Kathy! Congratulations on the AC!
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27. ChrisAnthemum
3:19 PM GMT on December 10, 2012
Thank you all so much for your kind comments, Jan, Genie, Ingrid, and Diti! It is called that because the patchy clouds resemble the spotted skin of that fish. In fact, last night when I was searching Google's images for "Mackerel sky," thinking to post another example here, I was startled to find my OWN image in the listing! LOL! Never knew where those images came from, but at least some come from WUG!
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26. line
1:35 PM GMT on December 10, 2012
very beautiful shot!!
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25. cyril8
1:24 PM GMT on December 10, 2012
Spectacular AC!
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24. geniebenie
1:16 PM GMT on December 10, 2012
What an amazing sky! I've seen mackerel skies before but not this pretty. Congratulations on your AC.
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23. LovePix
9:40 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
HOLY Mackerel! What a gorgeous sunset to witness, Kathy, and you captured it perfectly. I never knew what clouds like that were called, well thanks to you I now know. Congrats on the new blue!
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22. ChrisAnthemum
5:39 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
Thank you, Heidrun!
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21. trailhiker44
5:13 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
UPDATE: CONGRATULATIONS on this beauty, Kathy !!!
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20. ChrisAnthemum
4:32 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
Thank you, Shane!
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19. idzrvit
3:22 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
There's a keeper! Beautiful image!
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18. ChrisAnthemum
3:12 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
Thank you, Randall!
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17. Bluesmaster
2:31 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
Lovely Kathy, AC congrats!
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16. ChrisAnthemum
2:02 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
Thank you, Sharon! I'm a bit surprised that this simple photo has garnered so much comment!
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14. ChrisAnthemum
12:57 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
Thank you, Donna; sometimes it pays to turn around and look behind you!
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13. catilac
12:51 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
Pretty sunrise Kathy, Congratulations!
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12. ChrisAnthemum
12:48 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
Thank you, mrwing! I just was surprised that there was more color in the west than in the east, where the sunrise colors were really washed out.
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11. mrwing13
12:44 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
Great shot! I really like those splotches of red.. Congrats on the AC!
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10. ChrisAnthemum
12:38 AM GMT on December 10, 2012
Thanks for adding your comments, David and Mike!

Thank you, approvers!
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9. polymorph
11:29 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
I think I've heard the term Mackerel Sky but didn't know what it was. Thanks for sharing this beautiful shot!
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8. Jakeof
11:21 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
Lovely peaceful shot Kathy.
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7. ChrisAnthemum
10:18 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
Thank you, Kim and Helen!
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6. MissKitty2
8:59 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
Love that tree silhouette, especially with the sky full of broken, pink-tinged clouds. Nice!!!
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5. ruralartist
8:12 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
Love it Kathy!
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4. ChrisAnthemum
7:48 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
Thanks, Heidrun! Glad you like this!
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3. trailhiker44
7:45 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
Gorgeous sky !
Great shot, Kathy !
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2. ChrisAnthemum
7:43 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
Thank you, Elaine! A bit different from my usual, anyway!
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1. Biskitten
7:38 PM GMT on December 09, 2012
Beautiful capture - AC congrats, Kathy!
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Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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