Way back in 2002' I took this shot and not till today did I see that it captured…

27 Oct 2011 admin In G+ Posts

Way back in 2002' I took this shot and not till today did I see that it captured a cool light pillar. Honestly I did not even know about these till recently – Learn something new everyday…..

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

This would be the sunset I would like to see when I move to some planet other than earth….

Comments: 16

  1. Shane Hunter 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    That's a nice sky you got there +Brent Burzycki

  2. Phuong-Thu Nguyen 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    Dramatic color and that light pillar is so interesting!

  3. Jordan Oram 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    Maybe it's the weather changing but a lot of us our looking into our back catalogues and finding old gold 😉 I love this shot +Brent Burzycki Amazing colours, great silhouettes, and that pillar 🙂 Excellent

  4. Elizabeth Hahn 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    I love sun pillars! This is beautiful!!!!

  5. Chuck Uebele 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    Very neat and interesting image!

  6. Billy Wilson 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    I have gotten these before too in sunsets. I also have seen a rainbow in the winter as the sun set. That was really cool! I believe it's due to ice crystals too!

  7. Brent Burzycki 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Chuck Uebele +elizabeth hahn +Jordan Oram +J. Rae Chipera +Phuong-Thu Nguyen +Shane Hunter

    Thanks all… the best part is this sunset is over one of the lowest income areas of this city – so on this day everyone was a bit richer..

    Only if we could know when cool natural phenomena were going to occur… it would be so much easier to take photos…

    +Benjamin Glatt – See this is my version of that guys work we talked about on the Hangout.. I swear.. not a smidge of photoshop was used in this image….. honest!!

  8. Melissa Dorner 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    Wow! So cool. One more reason to not delete photos!

  9. Brent Burzycki 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Melissa Dorner Yep – I rarely delete anything but the horrible stuff… and I get plenty of that….

  10. Benjamin Glatt 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    Hey Brent, nice work. I'm a fan of legitimate landscapes…not computerized ones.. so thumbs up buddy!

  11. Sean Flynn 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    Love the colours and the cloud shapes, very nice.

  12. Chuck Jackson 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    That is REALLY cool, +Brent Burzycki!

  13. Brent Burzycki 27 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Chuck Jackson +Sean Flynn thanks…

    +Benjamin Glatt one of these days I will read your post…. part of my wants to do your idea of thinking and the other part wants to brutalize pixels to make alien looking landscapes…

  14. takes ones breath away

  15. Judy Chandlee 29 Oct 2011 Reply

    Nice to know about the light pillar! I have several shots with those and I had no idea there was a name for it! The colors here are splendid! You just can't beat, great clouds, color & sunset!

  16. Brent Burzycki 29 Oct 2011 Reply

    +Judy Chandlee have to agree…

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