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  1. #1
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    Red face No, it can't be ...

    So, it had been raiing all morning ... and finally, a substantial break in the clouds. The bright sun came out and really started heating things up. I went to let the dog out, looked up and the top of the house next door has what looks like smoke coming off the top. Oh no, it can' t be ...

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    and of course, on closer inspection, it wasn't. It was steam! Every house on the block was doing it, only not quite as dramatically as this one.

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    I had never seen this effect before, but the atmospheric conditions must have been just right for it to occur. It was quite humid.

    Thought I'd share it.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 04-26-2009 at 02:40 PM.
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  2. #2
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    Must've been yucky outside!
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  3. #3
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    I have seen that a few times before, kind od freaky, another day in the low 80's here again!
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  4. #4
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    Since buying my first SLR in October, I've really wanted to shoot pictures of the fog/steam coming off the lake next to my wifes work. Very cool.
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  5. #5
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    Hothouses?

    First shot definitely looks as though the joint's on fire!

    We often get that effect from bitumen roads Downunder. I'm guessing the "smoking" houses have concrete-tiled roofs, and which act as a heat bank?

    Cheers

  6. #6
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    Cool, never seen anything like it

  7. #7
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    Living near Charleston South Carolina, I see this every summer. The humidity reaches 100% some summer days.
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    Hey this looks dangerous.......You go first!

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