Posted by: travelrat | December 18, 2016

Travel Theme: Shimmer

glacier-bay-3

I have to be very careful doing the Travel Theme this week. The theme is shimmer … and I don’t want this post to descend into a grinchy rant about Christmas lights. I like lights as well as the next person, but I feel a lot of pudding gets over-egged in efforts by individuals, and corporations to ‘outjones’ their neighbours. It’s not really travel, anyway.

Now, folk who do light really well are the Chinese. On our tour of China a couple of years ago, we saw some really good light shows … one, by the designer of the epic Beijing Olympics show. But for shimmering … probably the best were the musical fountains in Xi’an

musical-fountains

Nature’s pretty good at producing shimmer, too; you just need to get the light, some wind and some water in the same place at the same time. However, the times that happens are rather limited, and extremely difficult to capture on camera. We saw the effect several times on our train journey across the Rocky Mountains.

But, could I get it? I suppose I could have put a starburst filter on my camera … better still, made some video.

rmc5

This week’s contribution to the Travel Theme. See more at https://wheresmybackpack.com/2016/12/17/travel-theme-shimmer/

Advertisements

Responses

  1. […] Travel Theme: Shimmer | Travelrat’s Travels […]


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: