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#1 Dennis Persyk

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:09 AM

Have any of you photographed a green flash?  I have had many opportunities to photograph them on our vacations in Hawaii where atmospheric conditions at sunset are ideal.

I use my Canon 6D in burst mode -- maybe video would be better --  but have never seen nor photographed the flash.



#2 B 26354

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:28 AM

I've seen it a number of times (in the dim, distant past) from hundred-foot-high cliffs above beaches near Santa Barbara, and did manage to get a couple of shots of it on Kodachrome 64 slide film... about which I'd completely forgotten. Might have to dig them up one of these days and scan them.  grin.gif



#3 rachnoman

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:30 AM

I have photographed the green "flash" from Jamaica right over the ocean. It's actually not a flash but a fast moving phenomena of green light. It's easy to capture when the atmospheric conditions are right. I was at a higher elevation too.

 

Good luck.


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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:38 AM

Yes i did:

 

https://www.cloudyni...55-green-flash/



#5 B 26354

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 11:42 AM

@ Traveler:

 

Wow. That is an amazing photo. bow.gif


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#6 vtornado

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 12:27 PM

Hi I work in a 15 story office tower with a good view of the western horizon. 

Should I see it here too?  I keep looking.



#7 Dennis Persyk

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 02:09 PM

Hi , I see you live in Northern Illinois.  So do I, in Hampshire, 45 miles west of Chicago. My light pollution to the west is moderate, but I don't have a snowball's chance of seeing the flash. Let us know if you ever see it.



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Posted 15 February 2020 - 12:10 PM

I have tried for 8 years running while visiting St. Lucia, but most often thwarted by clouds hugging the horizon. Although the horizon was unobstructed this past February, I didn't have any success. I will keep trying next year.

Michael




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