Friday, August 15, 2008

Psycho Butterfly

JeromeProphet Digital Art - Psycho Butterfly

Real men like butterflies. I snapped some photographs of a beautiful yellow and black butterfly fluttering upon a patch of pink flowers. It was a remarkable sight as nearby was a Monarch butterfly - one of the largest, and most beautiful I had ever seen.

I digitally modified one photo, and present it here as Psyho Butterfly - a play on the word Psychedelic.

The butterfly dominates the foreground while a modern high rise office building lends its pattern to the background. The photograph was taken in August of 2008 in downtown Springfield, Illinois.

The photograph below was take of a Monarch butterfly using my camera phone at two mega pixels. Both the yellow and black butterfly above, and the Monarch were taking advantage of the flowers in Horace Mann Plaza.

Monarch Butterfly - August 2008 - Downtown Springfield, Illinois

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Oddly Striated Clouds Over Springfield, Illinois

August 11th, 2008 Downtown Springfield, Illinois 7:00 P.M.

I shot these photos in black and white from downtown Springfield, Illinois. The north and western sky over Springfield, Illinois was covered with an unusual cloud formation. It looked as if some great cloud weaver had stitched the clouds together.

While I took several photographs I spoke with an associate about of all subjects - covert weather modification. Believe it or n0t - I wasn't the one to start the subject. Soon this individual, who is a former law enforcement officer, was sharing his beliefs about secret government programs to change the weather by creating overcast with jet aircraft contrails.

I had never even once spoken with this gentleman about the subject - it was kind of funny.

Oddly Striated Clouds Over Springfield, Illinois - High Contrast

The photograph included in this post is reproduced several time. The first image is pretty much what the photo looks like at 640 by 480. I haven't enhanced it in any way.

In the second photo we see the same image, but I have increased contrast to show the striations. These striations were highly visible with the naked eye, and several people noticed them.

The photograph below is a close up of the right hand side of the image above. You'll notice an almost mathematically precise striation affect within the cloud.

These striations appear to be due to a pile up of contrails from hundreds, perhaps thousands of jet aircraft contrails. I'm not quite certain what the process is which allows a mass of contrails to slowly merge forming clouds, however, this photo is an excellent illustration of the process.

Close Up - Odd Stripes In Clouds Over Springfield, Illinois

Link To Original Photo Of Odd Striped Clouds Over Springfield, Illinois photographed from the corner of 7th, and Jefferson (Downtown) at 7:00 P.M. Looking West.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Thank You For Your Kind Comments

To those of you who have sent me supportive emails, or have made kind comments, relating to my recent post regarding my estranged sisters - I say thanks. From Sweden to the Gulf Coast of America Hugs.

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