Show Clouds Sunrise/Sunset


Nov 12, 2010
Lunenburg Nova Scotia
The light effect is caused by ice crystals I was told. It looked as cool in real life as the picture. Never saw anything like it again.

It is indeed caused by ice crystals. It is called Light pillar or often a sun pillar or solar pillar. It can be seen in the morning or evening. It is usually associated with the sun but the bright moon and street lights can create similar but not as dynamic effects. It happens more often that most people think it does. If you wait and keep looking in the right direction I am sure you will see them again and again.

Ray Sachs

Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
I guess I have a thing for dramatic sunsets or sunrises.:biggrin:
Being in Texas doesn't hurt any! I grew up in the southwest and, while I find plenty to love about the other places I've lived, I'll NEVER see sunsets like the ones from my youth on any sort of consistent basis again. I was almost too young to appreciate it but they were so incredible that the memory has really stuck through all of these years away. And the occasional visit is all it takes to rekindle missing the place...



Jul 10, 2010
Canton Texas
I've read that the sunsets here are so spectacular sometimes due to all the dust blowing in the air. We get a lot of wind here sometimes.
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Jul 13, 2010
Ottawa, Canada
I read in a photography book that you should always remember to look behind when you're out taking pictures. And, as you say, I'm glad I did.


Jul 7, 2010
betwixt and between
Wow, Kathy - are we talking your newest little camera here? The difference in color is amazing - it's been pretty wild here lately too. Winter skies can be breathtaking - as is evidenced in yours, that's for sure!

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