Thursday, November 19, 2009

Skywatch Friday--Rainbow Pillar

Thanks to the Skywatch Team Klaus Sandy Wren Fishing Guy Louise Sylvia. To see other Skywatch images click on icon:

Bob saw this rainbow pillar and called me out. How cool is this? Had to grab the camera...

RAINBOW PILLAR
Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon 2009
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24 comments:

Daryl said...

Exquisite ... it looks as if you painted it very gently with a soft brush

Gwendolyn said...

This is unique. I am glad you were able to capture this picture. They don't last long, and you seldom see this. Nice job. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous and I have to agree with Daryl, it looks as if you painted it, gently! What a terrific capture, Elisabeth!

Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

Ida said...

A sight to see. :)
Great capture!

Jane said...

Great shot of the mock sun, interesting aren't they? Thanks for sharing Elizabeth:)

nonizamboni said...

This is a perfect capture. Timing is everything. Nicely done!

Vita Stunder said...

I agree with Daryl and Sylvia :)
Great capture Elizabeth!

Eaglesbrother said...

I can definatly tell you that Elisabeth didn't paint it..lol
I am her Bob..who called it to her attention..it is a great capture of a Sun Rainbow Halo indeed.


Eaglesbrother
aka Bob

Elisabeth said...

"Mock sun?" What is a "mock sun?" Does anyone know? That is what was there and that is what I shot. Very unusual...have only seen a similar pillar of light one other time and that was a vertical pink pillar reaching down to earth during a sunset. Skies are amazing. I love watching. Never know what will show up.

kden said...

Wonderful shot, love the sepia tone to it, with the faint splash of color.

Pacey said...

This is spectacular, a painting it is...

Lorac said...

It is caused by the sunlight refracting through ice crystals in the air. Some call it a second sun or a mock sun. A very good photo catch.

J Bar said...

great shot
Sydney - City and Suburbs

AL said...

Yes it is! Very extraordinary.

Light and Voices said...

Lovely rainbow skywatch Friday post.
Joyce-Illinois

Dimple said...

I'm sure there is a name for that phenomenon, but "mock sun" is not one I've heard before.
If you never have visited Astronomy Picture of the Day, I recommend it, there is a link on my blog. They have all sorts of sky pictures in the archive.

Larry D said...

Wonderful image!

Arija said...

A great capture of the sun dog, so lovely amongst the wealth of clouds. A sun dog is a sattelite rainbow around the sun at the four points of the compas., seldom seen as all four. It usually occurs when the sun is low and there is ice in the clouds.

BK said...

It was amazing how you spotted the rainbow. :)

Tammie Lee said...

the subtle quality of your image is quite appealing.

Pearl Maple said...

Such a sweet photo peeking through to rainbows, what a lucky find.

P-TER said...

Wow this color in yhe sky!
Great shot!
Gr.
P-TER

eileeninmd said...

Great capture of the sundog. Wonderful color and skywatch photo.

Lawstude said...

that was truly a lovely shot. thanks for sharing.