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    Default Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Post em' fellas!!


    Primary focus for this thread was originally for HIDs and spotlights. But heck if you have a hand held or an EDC that cooks clouds then by all means... post those pics too!!
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    Arrow Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Thatís funny I was just doing that earlier tonight with my 3D RayOvac sleeper and Tiablo A9 S. Curse not having a good enough camera!
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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Kneel before Zod Baby!!



    Its an old one, my vt120.



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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    A chinese Maxabeam clone called Supernova. (75W short arc Xenon)



    LarryK14 type 600W halogen spotlight


    Not a very good photo of the 400W HID vaporising the clouds. (Or actually making sure they stay in vapor form.)
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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    I like the shadow of the power line tower projected onto the clouds - nice!
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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ez78 View Post

    That's one of the neatest beamshots I've ever seen!!!

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    Yah, my favorite, cloud shoots are the ones with shadows in them. If I canít quite tell if Iím hitting the clouds Iíll aim my light past the top of a tree to see if I can make a shadow, if so, then Iím hitting the clouds.
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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    NOW THIS IS WHAT I CALL A GREAT THREAD!

    MORE PICS!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ez78 View Post
    A chinese Maxabeam clone called Supernova. (75W short arc Xenon)



    LarryK14 type 600W halogen spotlight


    Not a very good photo of the 400W HID vaporising the clouds. (Or actually making sure they stay in vapor form.)
    You have a link for one of those Supernova ?

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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ronb View Post
    You have a link for one of those Supernova ?

    This is the manufacturer's page.

    http://www.sh-nicell.com/sdp/108710/...01-542285.html

    I think someone managed to order one by sending email to them. I think price was 700-800 usd. I bought mine used from the CPF market place.
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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ez78 View Post
    LarryK14 type 600W halogen spotlight
    Do you have a high-resolution version of this image? That would make a good desktop wallpaper for my computer.

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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    ez78, that is definitely one of the coolest beamshots I have seen. Seeing the shadow of that power line on the clouds is smokin', thanks!

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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    The next time I see that someone has fired up one of those huge searchlights that are visible for 30+ miles (old military carbon arcs that get rented now and then), I'll try to grab a shot of the light hitting a cloud and making a secondary beam from the bounce.
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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ez78 View Post


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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    they just had a power surge in finland, cool shot.......marty

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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ez78 View Post
    LarryK14 type 600W halogen spotlight

    Awesome pic
    Can we please please please get a high res one of this, it would make an awesome desktop
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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Agreed - the power pylon shot is great.
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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Cool!

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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Glad you guys liked the shots.

    Here is the power pylon shot from two angles in high resolution:

    http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...lon_LK14_1.jpg

    http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/c...lon_LK14_2.jpg

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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Thanks ez78-I've made the second one my desktop background-
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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Wow some great shots!!

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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
    That's one of the neatest beamshots I've ever seen!!!
    Ham operators on the 2 meter band do Moon bounce. I'll Really be impressed when one of you guys do that to the moon (the dark side) with a light.
    BVH should have tried that before he sold off his really "Big Gun".
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    These would be great CPF logos.
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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Hopefully BVH will show up and make some contributions to this thread. The Carbon Arc might be incapable of cloud bounces because it probably caused whatever it was pointed at to disintegrate or start on fire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ez78 View Post
    This is the manufacturer's page.

    http://www.sh-nicell.com/sdp/108710/...01-542285.html

    I think someone managed to order one by sending email to them. I think price was 700-800 usd. I bought mine used from the CPF market place.
    USD 650.00 200.00 USD shipping ouch

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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    I "mooned" quite a few clouds in my 60" days! Literally, the ultra-round and sharply defined spot looked like the moon when shone on clouds. Including the color. Even though the color temp of the arc was somewhere around 5500 to 6000, the spot was a very yellow/white and actually looked like the moon. Should have snapped some shots but didn't.

    Is the tower in the shot painted/colored blue? The beam color looks right for the LarryK14 but its color on the tower itself looks way blue? I've never seen my beam from a distance. I'm surprised how focused it looks given it massive wall of floody light when standing behind it.
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    Yes, it's a blue painted pylon. Here is a photo of a same type power pylon. They are pretty tall too.

    http://www.surgeon.fi/images/rajasaari_1.JPG

    Clouds were very low when I took those shots. Maybe 100-200 meters.

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    Whow... Those are some super nice pictures EZ !!!
    Indeed desktop material !!

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    Default Re: Cloud bounce beamshots!!

    Amazing shots...

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