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  • Posted On:
    March 1, 2014
    After photographing the sun halo featured in the previous post, I envisioned the possibility of capturing the same halo above Pisew Falls, another 15 minutes or so ahead. But as the sky was fairly clouded over, I had my doubts whether in fact it could happen but I decided to give it a try anyay. I had been here the day before and spent a wonderful few hours in the late afternoon making images of the falls and the snow laden trees.

    Lo and behold, the clouds did clear somewhat as I approached the falls. I mounted my 17-35mm lens, set at its widest, to capture as much of the scene as possible. I waited for the fog rising above the falls to thin out while at the same time waiting for the clouds to lighten up so the sun halo would stand out against the background sky. This was one of my favorite images of the morning. How many wonderful hours of peace, quiet and solitude I have spent here ....
  • Posted On:
    March 1, 2014
    The forecast was for sunny skies but .... you know how that usually turns out! Driving along the highway south of Thompson on a very cold morning of my last day of the trip, I kept an eye on this 'sun halo' that appeared at first very faint but eventually intensified. I finally stopped at a location with a promising foreground. After ensuring that it was safe to exit the vehicle, I mounted my wide angle PC (perspective control) lens onto the camera in order to keep the trees 'straight' and not 'leaning back' as I aimed the lens high to capture mostly sky. It appears somewhat as if spokes are coming through the 'circle of light'.
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