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Solar Halo

By Boboptics
Hi all, seen this site linked to a Lens Review site and thought to investigate further ?
My intial upload pic here is whats known as a Solar Halo which are caused by high altitude Ice Crystals ! its always a challenge taking & processing these Halos as detail in the cloud structure is seldom obvious.
Hope you find it worth a look ?

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almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 6:20AM
This is very well processed to retain the detail and looks almost like a huge moon or planet in the sky! I like the use of the pylon to shield the sun and add interest and depth.

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paulknight 6 2 8 New Zealand
7 Jan 2013 7:21AM
Very effective and a bit scary in these "post-end-of-the-world" times.
chedd 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 7:43AM
A fantastic capture.....excellent work
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
7 Jan 2013 7:48AM
Impressive first upload.

Ken
avacreates 5 448 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 8:40AM
This is one awesome looking photo but I don't understand that ur shutter speed was 1/1000 as its a low light image, I'm guessing you have an awesome camera, I doubt I could take this shot so well with my camera, please correct me if I'm wrong because I'm fairly new to photography, any advice would be appreciated
I haven't seen those halos before, do you check the astronomy sites to know when to expect this type of event?
Will see you around the site Smile
Ava
ali63 Plus
4 753 1 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 9:06AM
Great shot,
Ali GrinGrin
janeez Plus
8 1.7k 8 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2013 9:47AM
What an incredible first image. This is fantastic. Very well done. Grin
7 Jan 2013 10:56AM
It just looks like a giant standing there with a fantastic background, great job!
Chen
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3514 Canada
7 Jan 2013 3:47PM
A very interesting shot, I like it. Welcome to EPZ and enjoy the site.


Regards


Willie
Boboptics 3 1 Australia
8 Jan 2013 4:52AM
I appreciate the comments all, Quite a surreal scene in the way I have presented it, apocalyptic almost ? Halos can be quite striking at times, next best thing down here compared to them Northern Aurora Light shows, whooot !


Quote:This is one awesome looking photo but I don't understand that ur shutter speed was 1/1000 as its a low light image, I'm guessing you have an awesome camera, I doubt I could take this shot so well with my camera, please correct me if I'm wrong because I'm fairly new to photography, any advice would be appreciated
I haven't seen those halos before, do you check the astronomy sites to know when to expect this type of event?
Will see you around the site Smile
Ava

Thanx Ava, tho this is Not a low light Image, I think it is just the way Ive processed it in photoshop, The sun and clouds (ice crystals) in this case produce a lot of light, hence camera settings, ISO 100; Av 11, so not very wide aperture; & 1000th exposure ! The foreground trees are naturaly silhouette and the top corners I have killed the exposure levels to add 'POP' to the Halo circle !
No astro site needed to find them, More of a weather occurance than anything, Keep an eye out with those days that have high thin cirrus clouds, So many people seldom look up, be surprized at what is missed , ,

Happy Hunting

Bob
paulbroad 9 116 1057 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 7:56AM
Very effective image that demands attention. Never seen anything like it naturally produced. There is a bright and dark spot bottom right - would clone them out.

Paul

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