House takes on Magical Ice Appearance.

Recently photographer John Kucko received a tip about a house in Webster, New York that had become encased in ice after a winter storm swept through the area.
Arriving on the scene he found what you see here, a resident’s summer home swallowed entirely by wind-swept icicles and sheets of ice.
Kucko shares with Colossal that the building rests just 20 feet from the rocky shores of Lake Ontario where winds recorded up to 81mph caused the waves to crash against the small home.

Images and Story via Colossal.

A Stormy Day for the Tevennec Lighthouse.

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 Foamy waves, agitated by European storm Ruzica, swell around the Tévennec lighthouse in Brittany, France.
Local lore complements this moody scene—the lighthouse is believed to be haunted.
The image does possess a phenomenal quality, according to Your Shot photographer Mathieu Rivrin:
“When we went there, the light was divine, bringing a touch of green to the magnificent Sea or what remains one of my favorite pictures the storm.”
Source: Photo of the Day: Best of October

Fog over San Francisco.

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San Francisco genuinely is really foggy. It’s not a joke.
The fog rolls in from the Pacific and floats up against the beach, stacking up above Twin Peaks until it drops like an ephemeral avalanche onto the city below … blasting through the Golden Gate as if sprayed from a fire extinguisher, erasing the Bridge, obscuring Alcatraz, turning Berkeley into an overcast Pacific Northwest knockoff even as it leaves Oakland in bright, shining California sunlight.
Lorenzo Montezemolo’s favorite place to experience it is from Mount Tamalpais, which provides a commanding view from just north of the city.
Seen from the summit at 2,576 feet, the fog rolls through in waves to envelop the region like a shroud.
“I think there’s a little bit of Sleepy Hollow to it,” he says.
Montezemolo grew enamored by the city’s ubiquitous fog after moving the Bay Area 18 years ago to work as a network engineer. The fog was particularly thick this August, and he developed something of an obsession.
Each day after work, Montezemolo drove an hour north from San Mateo to Mount Tamalpais State Park to photograph it.
He snapped hundreds of photos, but none quite like this one, made on August 17 during the full moon.
He and a few friends hiked a steep gravel trail to a point about 1,000 feet above the fog.
Montezemolo put his Nikon D810 on tripod and set to work. He used an F8 aperture and a low ISO of 31, together with a six-stop neutral density filter that let him stretch the exposure to three minutes.
Montezemolo’s stunning image shows one of the Bay Area’s most enchanting features, one that rivals that iconic orange bridge for its beauty.
Source: San Francisco’s Iconic Fog Sure Looks Stunning From Above | WIRED

Manhattanhenge is a rare and beautiful sight.

New Yorkers experience Manhattanhenge on 30 May, a phenomenon when the sun is aligned with the east-west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan, New York,
Manhattanhenge, when the sun aligns perfectly with the street grid, illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street in the borough. This occasion occurs just twice a year.
The name for the event was coined by Neil deGrasse Tyson who is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History.
The phenomenon creates “a radiant glow of light across Manhattan’s brick and steel canyons … A rare and beautiful sight,” Tyson wrote on the planetarium’s website.
Image Credit: Photograph by Getty Images.
Source: Week in pictures: 26 May – 1 June 2018 – BBC News

Lighting the Old Man of Storr.

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On a stormy autumn day a fleeting shaft of light illuminates the Old Man of Storr and other pinnacles of the Trotternish Ridge on the Isle of Skye, Scotland.
This photo is a finalist in the Travel category of our 14th Annual Photo Contest.
Image Credit: Photograph by Garry Ridsdale, Cheshire, United Kingdom
Member since 2014
Source: Lighting the Old Man | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian