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Glitter Pillar

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Wednesday January 15, 2014

Lebanon, WI (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: With a temp around 11 degrees above zero, about 15 minutes after a not-so-interesting sunrise sky that I didn't even bother to shoot, this sun pillar appeared behind my little hill, all the while snowflakes were blowing around, catching the glint of the sunshine. And then some iridescence appeared in the nearby clouds, too! What a thrill, shot from my deck. I have never seen a colorless pillar like this before, as they are normally part of a colorful sunrise or sunset sky.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 40D

Orientation: top - left

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Resolution Unit: Inch

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/1600 sec.

FNumber: f/8.0

Exposure Program: Aperture priority

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: 10.62 EV (APEX: 39, 1/1579 sec.)

Aperture: 6.00 EV (f/8.0)

Exposure Bias: -1.33 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 70.0 mm

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Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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17. YouKnowWho
2:12 AM GMT on January 23, 2014
Thanks!
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16. minnesotamom
11:58 PM GMT on January 22, 2014
I like this shot the best, Eileen! Aren't these phenomena wonderful? The ice crystals in the air sure make for some great shots! :-)
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15. YouKnowWho
1:34 PM GMT on January 20, 2014
Thanks for commenting!
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14. CythiaSue
1:14 AM GMT on January 20, 2014
Beautiful, love the ice crystals in the air.
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13. gardner48197
2:58 PM GMT on January 18, 2014
Love those snow flakes in there, VIP Congrats!!!
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12. YouKnowWho
12:01 AM GMT on January 18, 2014
Thanks for commenting!
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11. tazphotogal
9:49 PM GMT on January 17, 2014
Very Impressive. And very Beautiful. congrats on the VIP!! 10 from KS. :0) Karen
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10. Glaswegian
8:02 PM GMT on January 17, 2014
Neat capture Eileen!
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9. YouKnowWho
1:21 PM GMT on January 17, 2014
Thanks for commenting!

Sandiquiz, this is a sun pillar, formed when there are icy particles in the sky. I sent you a note with further explanation. Here's something from Wiki about it:
A light pillar is a visual phenomenon created by the reflection of light from ice crystals with near horizontal parallel planar surfaces. The light can come from the Sun (usually at or low to the horizon) in which case the phenomenon is called a sun pillar or solar pillar. It can also come from the Moon or from terrestrial sources such as streetlights.
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8. sandiquiz
7:38 AM GMT on January 17, 2014
I have been looking through your photos, and like me, you obviously love the ever changing clouds and sky - some great photos.

Is this part of a sundog, or another phenomenon, not seen in the UK?
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7. gilg72
2:16 AM GMT on January 17, 2014
Wow! This is fantastic & very Awesome shot Eileen. Congrats on the VIP!
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6. WeatherWise
1:55 AM GMT on January 17, 2014
This is really neat!
Don't think I have ever seen one in 'real' time.
Congratulations on VIP photo!
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5. nanapoo
12:40 AM GMT on January 17, 2014
Awesome!! I love this unique pillar!! VIP congrats!
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4. YouKnowWho
8:21 PM GMT on January 16, 2014
Thanks for commenting!
I appreciate the VIP honor!
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3. makshots
7:44 PM GMT on January 16, 2014
Good thing you did, too - congrats on the VIP!
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2. newenglandlight
7:29 PM GMT on January 16, 2014
Wow, that's really bright! You must have a ton of ice crystals in your skies to produce these! UPDATE: Congrats on the VIP!
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1. YouKnowWho
6:00 PM GMT on January 16, 2014
Just throwing this one into the mix to show how the pillar got even whiter as the time passed. This was taken around 25 minutes after the sunrise.
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It's me, Eileen, formerly Beanhead. I live in a rural farming community and like to shoot my surroundings. If you have nothing better to do with your time, feel free to click on Visit My Website to see my Flickr page.

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