3rd March 2023
It was a stunning day in the mountains once you got above a layer of cloud caused by a temperature inversion. The snowpack was generally firm and stable with some softening in the sun.
It was great to see a fogbow and a Broken Spectre.
Some zoomed in shots showing the North face of Ben Nevis below.
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3rd March 2023 7:01 pm
Stunning pictures! Well done. What do you think was the mountain showing above the inversion in the distance in picture 7? Bidean?
3rd March 2023 11:23 pm
Yes, Bidean nam Bian,
3rd March 2023 11:30 pm
I think the picture labelled Broken spectre is a glory. Glory refers to the rainbow effect, a Brocken spectre (I think this is the correct spelling after the Brocken mountain in Germany) is where you can see your shadow projected onto a layer of cloud. The shadow can often appear to dance as the top of the cloud layer moves in a slight breeze. Hundreds of years this led to the belief that they were witches dancing in the moonlight. A glory and spectre are often seen together, you might of seen your shadow and it just doesn’t show up in the photograph.