Chris Smith's photo of Lawrencetown

While checking out the surf early one morning on a fairly foggy day at sunrise, i noticed something in the fog moving while i was walking...turns out the rising sun was casting my shadow out over the ocean and into the fog...bizarre.

Average rating of 4.32 from 22 votes


Spot Location: Nova Scotia > Nova Scotia > Lawrencetown

Date Taken: 21st May 2010. 6147 page views since 26th May 2010.

Swell Rating Primary Swell Secondary Swell Wind (+ Gusts) Weather
6.5ft 8s 222.57° 3ft 8s   9
Clear 54°f
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jigaboom Jun 1, 2010 Rating: 1

thats brill, looks like your hangin ten on a 2-3 inch left

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cosmicgoat Jun 1, 2010 Rating: -2

I hate all these great photos of surfing in Canada! We as canadians must stop exploiting our beautiful un-crowded surf. Now I have never surfed the east coast,but can you explain me this... if the sun rises in the east your shadow would be casted west(towards land not the ocean)?

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Jack Glick Jun 1, 2010 Rating: 0

standing there on that hill, looking towards those waves, the angle actually does look west

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Chris Smith Jun 1, 2010 Rating: -1

Our coastline is not linear, but jagged in a north/east direction with numerous pointbreaks, reefs, outcroppings etc. This particular pointbreak jets southward, creating surfable bays on either side, depending on swell direction etc. I was looking at the west bay.

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Tex May 31, 2010 Rating: 5

that is what is called a 'Brocken Spectre'. Usually associated with cloud in valleys below clear mountain tops and ridges, and low sun. Nice combination with the waves mate. http://www.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=brocken+spectre&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=8b4DTNLZLs6B4Qb1x_DLDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CC8QsAQwAw

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IceCreamHead May 31, 2010 Rating: 0

Soul projection to where you wanna be

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Chris Smith May 31, 2010 Rating: 0

It was quite a fluke picture. Took it on my iPhone. While the picture doesnt quite capture the depth aspect, the shadow was cast out about 1/2 a kilometer, so the ghost shadow seemed to be about 100 feet tall or so. And the other eery thing is that the shadow is right on top on of the wave sets....

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Tex May 31, 2010 Rating: 0

That is what is called a 'Brocken Spectre' - usually seen in mountains when the cloud is in the valleys. nice combination with the waves. http://www.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=brocken+spectre&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=8b4DTNLZLs6B4Qb1x_DLDg&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=4&ved=0CC8QsAQwAw clear tops and ridges.

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archibald gruntfuttock May 31, 2010 Rating: 1

that is very weird. nice shot

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Sneakybadger May 31, 2010 Rating: 0

WOW, Truly unique shot, eerily awesome +5!!

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slim shady May 31, 2010 Rating: -1

ghost into the fog ....really bizarre pic mate .....but i dint see it at the first time , but after read the caption i realized .

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cannary May 27, 2010 Rating: 0

sí, lo ví pero no estaba seguro, great. I saw it, but were not sure about it, alucinante greetings desde lanzarote, british mate

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Get Joggly May 27, 2010 Rating: 3

" the rising sun was casting my shadow out over the ocean ... " +5