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Old Jun 24, 2005, 8:39 PM   #1
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Since this one was completely ignored in the landscape forum, I figured I'd post it here. There's no bigger fire in the solar system.
This is a sun halo. A condition where ice crystals in the upper atmosphere cause a prism effect.


Hope it meets the challenge....


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Old Jun 24, 2005, 9:33 PM   #2
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Well, that's kind of stretching it a bit but I won't tell if you don't? Nice shot. Usually the thought of fire makes me warm inside. Instead, this photo makes me shiver. I guess that's because, to me, the main feature in this picture is the ice crystal halo.

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Old Jun 24, 2005, 11:35 PM   #3
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Very interesting mactek, ive never seen anything like it, thanks for sharing photo and information.

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This is a very interesting photo. What was your exif data here? Time of day? Filters used? On the whole this is a difficult capture and I think you did it well.

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This is a very interesting photo.┬* What was your exif data here?┬* Time of day? Filters used?┬* On the whole this is a difficult capture and I think you did it well.


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Thanks, Suzan


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Canon 17-40 L @ 17mm w/circular polarizer to cut out light)
ISO 400 (must have forgotten to change it to 100 from previous shooting)
f/22
1/400s
Exposure +2


I wanted to cut out as much light from the sun as possible. This is not a cropped image. If the halo had been any bigger, I would not have been able to capture it. The photo was taken at 2pm. The temperature was probably┬* 75┬║F (24┬║C). The wispy, white things are either clouds or part of the ice layer. The only really difficult part was seeing the thing in the first place, then being able to get the whole thing in the viewfinder without going blind.


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