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For close to a century, women have more than held their own in the male dominated industry of sports entertainment. Mat-mavens like Mae Young shattered the proverbial glass ceiling; inspiring generations who would ‘Blayze’ a path —— taking their preternatural skills to unprecedented heights. Leading to a revolution in the women’s division. 

Beautiful Sun Pillars

Sun Pillars occur typically during sunrise or sunset, when sunlight is reflected off the surface of falling ice crystals associated with thin high-level clouds, like Cirrostratus clouds.

The crystals are hexagonal, plate-like crystals and as they fall they are forced into a horizontal orientation due to resistance from air. These crystals must be similarly oriented and slightly tipped with respect to the viewer in order for a pillar to be observed.

The result is the reflection of this beautiful pillar of light.

Sun pillars are initially the same colour and width as the sun, but they will gradually change colour from orange-white to red-orange (at sunset) as the shorter wavelength colours like blue and green are being preferentially scattered from our view.

-Jean

Image Credits:
Top image: Rick Stankiewicz taken in Keene, Ontario, Canada
Bottom left Image: Jim Foster taken north of Baltimore, Maryland
Bottom right image: Kevin Ponez taken near Jenison, Michigan

Inktober 2017 - #24: Stratus

A master strategist and generally all-round pleasant guy, Stratus is one of the drakhan-based military leaders in the Kell region. He frequently arranges chess games for leisure or likes listening to stories from others. As drakhan are rated power-wise much like a hurricane, he is one of the few present-day drakhan who carries a Category 5 rating among Storm-breeds. Only Marinas otherwise comes close to his power.

“Atmospheric Phases”

A single frame from the timelapse I used to make the previous time stack image.
It was interesting to see the phases of the passing storm all at once. It was pretty small and moving quickly, and the shape reminded me of a roll cloud (long and skinny, but it didn’t have much roll to it) The camera was set up perpendicular to the storms movement, looking down (up?) the length of the storm, so you can see the clear sky ahead of it, the storm front, the turbulent area of the body and the tail followed by stratus clouds.

You know, sometimes I think about what Tumblr would have been like if it was around for the Attitude era.

You’d have all the goth girls salivating over Ministry of Darkness Undertaker.

You’d have the dudes pitching tents over Trish and Lita.

Oh and don’t get me started on The Hardyz. You think the thirst for Jeffrey is real now? You know nothing of true thirst until you’ve seen rainbow twink Jeff Hardy.