'Sun Pillar at 16:38:50' (I could not believe my eyes! Not a reflection) - when the air is cold and the sun is rising or setting, falling ice crystals can reflect sunlight and create an unusual column of light ~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~

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Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 10, 2011

Greetings ஜ♥๑ .Яεηάtα K. ๑♥ஜ..I have never seen that phenomena so clearly..It is truly amazing and yet another reason for my liking of sunsets..The beam can be likened to the thrust of a space rocket or the flare stack on an oil rig, only brighter.

I'm guessing you adjusted the white balance setting for the this shot..Either way, I enjoyed seeing these photos...Very nice too ;>)

I'm hitting the sack my friend, it's 0235 hrs in the UK.

Nitey nite ;>)


~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 10, 2011

Hope you had a good sleep dear Jim! Thank you for your wonderful visit and knowledgeable comment. I didn't adjust the white balance, that seems to happen when I zoom in a bit on the sun, I guess I should have tried to get rid of that cast before I posted it, but I just couldn't wait, I was so excited! :)

Axl Bach on January 10, 2011

Woooooooooooooooow! SUPER SHOT Rena!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!


Cheers, Axl ;D

dziwnowik on January 10, 2011

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ✰ YS ✰ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ✰ LIKE 3 ✰ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 10, 2011

Peter and Tevfik ~ I'm happy you like my Sun Pillar photo, thank you so much!

~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 10, 2011

Thank you dear Mr. Axl! I was so excited to get these shots! :))))))))))))) oOXOo

Axl Bach on January 11, 2011

Yeah I understand your feeling. I also was excited to see this photo. Really great!

~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 11, 2011

Thank you my friend! oOxOo to Baby Jack, how is his picture painting coming along!

Vasilis Anastopoulos on January 11, 2011

Very impressive


~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 11, 2011

Thank you so much Vasilis, I'm glad you like my Sun Pillar! :)))

Domann on January 12, 2011

Very nice sunset!!




~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 12, 2011

Thank you for your visit Dom, it was spectacular! :)

Si's Photography on January 12, 2011

Bloody Hell! Run for cover... They're dropping the bombs! Cool. Were you not crapping yourself?

~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 12, 2011

I was extremely excited, no time for crapping! I didn't know what it was Troll, but I knew I wanted to get evidence of it with my camera! I guess it was a bit like people standing on the beach taking photos of the ocean receding and then run like hell when they see the tsunami...only luckily not as dangerous!

Roland_Longbow on January 12, 2011

Great catch of an interesting atmospheric optical phenomenon!

~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 12, 2011

I'm grateful that you enjoyed my photo Roland! I am so happy to have captured it; I keep looking at the photographs repeatedly. :)))

Closed on January 13, 2011

I like this whole series Renata & this one is my favourite! Very nicely captured! Hugs, GG

~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 13, 2011

Thank you dear GG, nice to see you again! I'm really flattered that you like them! HUGS to you my friend!

Jim Mills on January 14, 2011

Fascinating phenomenon Rεηάtα. This is what may be referred to as "The Green Ray" by some people. If it was, you should have made a wish, according to a French film of the same name, though of course it's too late now! Best wishes - Jim

~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~ on January 14, 2011

Thank you very much dear Jim! I think the Sun or Light Pillar is a different phenomenon from the Green Ray or Flash. What I photographed lasted for about half an hour, the Green Ray last for 2 to 5 seconds...from what I just read. They are both a part of Mother Nature's magic! Next time I'll make a wish anyway and I'll let you know the results! :)))

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 10, 2011
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    by ~●≈Renáta's∞Realm≈●~
    • Taken on 2011/01/09 16:38:50
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 22.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash