"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas.
I'm frightened of the old ones."
- John Cage

Back again
Saturday, January 3, 2009 | Permalink

Just back again after being pretty much disconnected from the world for the last two weeks. As usual I spent the holidays with my family in the north of Sweden. The winter may be cold up there usually (although I dodged the worst this time with mostly around -5░C to -10░C and only this last morning did it dip down to -24░C); however, it's also very beautiful. Occasionally you may be able to see some polar stratospheric clouds (AKA nacreous clouds), which I was able to snap a series of pictures of.

Today I returned to a slightly snowy Stockholm. Although it's not as pretty as up north this winter is still turning out much better than the last one so far. Last winter was more or less just a long autumn with mostly cold rain and essentially no snow until late March. So I'm happy we're having snow at all.



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Monday, January 5, 2009

And I always thaught Northern Lights were awesome´┐Ż

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

They are. But so are PSCs.
I guess PSCs are prettier, but northern light can be much more dramatic. PSCs are essentially static, unlike northern light.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

It's a pity I never had a chance to see either one down here in Germany´┐Ż
I'd love to implement Northern Light or PSCs in my renderer, but I never implement effects without actually having seen them in reality.
However, seems like it's at the time to implement snow now