Fog shadow of TV tower in San Francisco

These fascinating shadows look odd since humans are not used to seeing shadows in three dimensions. The thin fog was just dense enough to be illuminated by the light that passed through the gaps in a structure or in a tree. As a result, the path of an object shadow through the “fog” appears darkened. In a sense, these shadow lanes are similar to crepuscular rays, which are caused by cloud shadows, but here, they’re caused by an object shadows.

Author: Mila Zinkova

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Posted on May 15, 2011, in observations, shadows and rays and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Claudia Hinz said…

    I never seen such a strange three dimensional shadow. Congratulation to this impressive picture!

  2. CV said…

    Yeah Claudia! I see eye to eye with you, it is pretty impressive to realize they way a tree dimensional shadow is made. I wonder what other kind of weird nature events can be found over here.
    If anythings”” up, please let us know it!

  3. One of the best three dimensional shadow picture. Very impressive!

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