That's a surreal effect, well done on capturing it. "Exceptionally good High Dynamic Ranging" could serve as a fair title I reckon. ;)
The large-radius circle formed around the Sun is quite interesting. I read on Wikipedia that it is possibly an aura, or halo formed as a result of refraction of light by "ice crystals in cold cirrus clouds". Was this photo taken in the morning or evening?
Greetings from South Australia, Andrew
Thanks Andrew. I think this would be late afternoon, and it was a cold day. That could very well be - like a "sundog" that goes all the way around.
What an amazing shot, Jessica! I have never seen anything like this before. Very unusual and beautiful! Greetings, Anne
Thanks Anne! I'd never seen anything like it either, so walking home from school I had to stop, take out my camera and snap a few pictures!
It was a good luck you were carrying your camera with you!! Or maybe it was meant for you ;) Great shot of an extraordinary moment!!
Greetings from Spain, Crystal.
:) I always carry my camera with me! And with moments like this, I'm glad I do.
Well done!! ;)
Remarkable, Jessica, and very well done! Cheers, Marilyn
Very well captured this spectacular halo ,good work.
Greetings from Belgium Arthur
Thanks a lot, Marilyn and Arthur! Glad you like it.
Yes, I hadn't thought of it but it does look similar. Just around the sun instead.
WOW! Phoenix,your halo is spectacular!
Great capture Phoenix, it is not usual to see this natural phenomenon.
Best regards, Víctor
Very good photo, Phoenix! I've only seen this effect very few times, and only in Calgary. Very good HDR work too! Congrats!
That's interesting, Nawitka. Only in Calgary? Why would that be?
Hi Jessica, great shot! I was surprised reading the comments as these are quite common here. I took pictures of one the other day and there's one today. Guy.
WOW! I like it! Greetings from Germany
I saw one of these in the Arctic. It was pure white but not as complete an arc as you have captured.
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