Thursday, February 24, 2022

Snow at Lick Observatory (Part 2) - Mt. Hamilton, CA

 On 30 December 2021, my parents and I took a trip up to Lick Observatory in Mt. Hamilton, CA to see the snow. Snow in the San Francisco Bay Area is very rare, and I hear on this day, Mt. Hamilton received record breaking levels of snow the night before. The day I was there, it was pretty foggy up on Mt. Hamilton with clouds and fog drifting in and out, but towards the end at around sunset, the clouds and fog did clear for a really spectacular sunset. I took photos with my mirrorless camera. The photos are split into 2 blog posts. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos.

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This is part 2 of the photos I took at Lick Observatory that day. The photos for today will feature the rest of the sunset photos I took that day. The ground level clouds and fog slowly cleared (or at least descended) later during sunset allowing a spectacular view of sunset above the clouds.

Message from the Photographer: These photos from December took a really long time to process. While the experimental treatment for visual snow did partially fix my day time vision, taking photos is still a challenge, and I can't process the photos that fast. I am still visually impaired and night blind, just not as impaired during the day compared to before. I know these photos are a few months late, but this is the best I can do.

A sunset scenery photo with clouds and fog shot near the Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory.
In the photo are 36-inch Crossley Reflector Telescope (left), North Dome Observatory (right), and State Route 130 (bottom right).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 20' 33" N 121° 38' 18" W

A sunset scenery photo with clouds and fog shot near the Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory.
In the photo are 36-inch Crossley Reflector Telescope (slightly left from center), North Dome Observatory (slightly right from center), and State Route 130 (center).
Photo shot near the same position as above.

A sunset scenery photo with clouds and fog shot near the Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory. The fog was starting to clear.
In the photo are 36-inch Crossley Reflector Telescope (slightly left from center), North Dome Observatory (slightly right from center), and State Route 130 (center).
Photo shot near the same position as above.

A sunset scenery photo with clouds and fog shot near the Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory.
In the photo are 36-inch Crossley Reflector Telescope (slightly left from center), North Dome Observatory (slightly right from center), and State Route 130 (center).
Photo shot near the same position as above.


A sunset scenery photo with clouds and fog shot near the Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory. Most of the fog was gone at this point.
In the photo are 36-inch Crossley Reflector Telescope (slightly left from center), North Dome Observatory (slightly right from center), and State Route 130 (center).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 20' 34" N 121° 38' 17" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

A sunset scenery photo with clouds and fog shot near the Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory.
In the photo are 36-inch Crossley Reflector Telescope (left), North Dome Observatory (right), and State Route 130 (bottom right).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 20' 33" N 121° 38' 18" W

Black and white process of the photo above.


A sunset scenery photo with clouds and fog from Lick Observatory.
In the photo are 36-inch Crossley Reflector Telescope (slightly right from center), North Dome Observatory (right), and State Route 130 (foreground center & right).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 20' 33" N 121° 38' 19" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

A sunset scenery photo with clouds from Lick Observatory.
In the photo are 36-inch Crossley Reflector Telescope (center) and North Dome Observatory (right).
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.


A sunset scenery photo with clouds and mountains from Lick Observatory.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 37° 20' 31" N 121° 38' 28" W

Black and white process of the photo above.

A sunset scenery photo with clouds and mountains from Lick Observatory.
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.


A sunset scenery photo with clouds and mountains from Lick Observatory.
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.

A sunset scenery photo with clouds and mountains from Lick Observatory.
Photo shot near the same position as above.

Black and white process of the photo above.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed viewing the photos! Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

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