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14-01-2021, 13:07   #2386
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Nobody said the photo wasn’t genuine HighDef.
People on Twitter are saying it.
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Nobody said the photo wasn’t genuine HighDef.
That was exactly what Obvious Desperate Breakfasts was asking
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The city of Leeds has got over 10cm of snow today. So unfair. Some cities have all the luck...
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Cleared up to be a nice sunny day in wexford. 11'c currently according to thermometer outside, it's almost like summertime out there. This is the mild weather I like, not the usual wet cr-p.
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14-01-2021, 13:56   #2390
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Hi all,

I am the photographer behind the capture of Snowdon taken from Howth Summit (an avid lurker on this forum too i must admit). It was taken Tuesday afternoon from the Ben of Howth (171m). Was a mostly cloudy day here but with exceptionally clear conditions in the Irish sea (Isle of Man and the Mournes also visible). That combined with the snow still lying on Snowdon definitely helped in getting this shot! It's on my instagram too at ncarroll22 (Niall O'Carroll on FB).
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That was exactly what Obvious Desperate Breakfasts was asking
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Yeah but I was just genuinely interested. I added in my own experience to explain why I was doubtful but I’m willing to learn. A few people are questioning it on Twitter because, well, Twitter but the reaction seems mostly positive.

If I was the photographer, I wouldn’t be offended by questions. I’d just say what I did to achieve the photo and if people didn’t believe me, let them.

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Great photo Niall. The following picture was taken by Tommy Dover in Wicklow Town and posted on the Wicklowmaritime Facebook page. It's possible to see Snowdon from Wicklow Town on the odd occasion. It's freaky. It's almost as if a mountain range springs up in the middle of the Irish Sea when it happens.

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Hi all,

I am the photographer behind the capture of Snowdon taken from Howth Summit (an avid lurker on this forum too i must admit). It was taken Tuesday afternoon from the Ben of Howth (171m). Was a mostly cloudy day here but with exceptionally clear conditions in the Irish sea (Isle of Man and the Mournes also visible). That combined with the snow still lying on Snowdon definitely helped in getting this shot! It's on my instagram too at ncarroll22 (Niall O'Carroll on FB).
Thank you, Niall!
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Even if we dont get any cold and snow at least we are only a couple of weeks away from febuary...we can even get summer temperatures in febuary the record is over 18 degrees...and the March record is even better at 24 degrees...more than what we get most summers
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Appears to be some sort of cold front coming through. Heavy hailstones.

https://streamable.com/mh9x2e
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At least today we have seen the sun again after 4 days without it.
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At least today we have seen the sun again after 4 days without it.
It makes all the difference
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Dont let the flat earthers see those photos!
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Hi all,

I am the photographer behind the capture of Snowdon taken from Howth Summit (an avid lurker on this forum too i must admit). It was taken Tuesday afternoon from the Ben of Howth (171m). Was a mostly cloudy day here but with exceptionally clear conditions in the Irish sea (Isle of Man and the Mournes also visible). That combined with the snow still lying on Snowdon definitely helped in getting this shot! It's on my instagram too at ncarroll22 (Niall O'Carroll on FB).
Minimum surface visibilities were reported up to 65 km at 3 pm on Tuesday, which is pretty high, but they were likely higher. Add to that your altitude, which gave you a surface horizon at 47 km, and the altitude of a snow-capped Snowdon (1085 m) beyond that and all the holes in the cheese lined up.

Sometimes when flying I can see the Galway coast from around Enfield in Meath from around 3000 ft (1000 m). There is sometimes a large increase in horizontal visibility when you get a few hundred metres up out of the murk. With a summertime inversion the sudden increase in visibility as you climb up through it can be stunning.

For the record, here are the horizon distances for an observer at different heights. They increase logarithmically with height.



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Interesting January 2010 panoramic image - from Mt. Leinster looking across the Irish Sea - and not just for the snow cover:

http://www.viewfinderpanoramas.org/g...-Snowdonia.jpg

credits: Thomas May & OSI
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