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Copyright: Torbjorn Williams (TBW) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 94 W: 28 N: 200] (846)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-26
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon 350D, Canon 24-70 mm f 2,8 L-USM, SanDisk Ultra II 2GB, UV Filter
Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-19 17:28
Viewed: 3925
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On my way to work I looked to the east to witness the sunrise since it was such a beautiful clear day. As the sun was nearing the horizon it displayed this nice coloumn of light - shooting straight into the sky! It was visible for maybe half an hour before the sky became to light to see it. This phenomenon ocurred the next two days as well.
I think it was very cool to have such a view befor going to work - it made the day a lot nicer from the start!

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To JoseMiguel: Hi Jose!TBW 1 03-20 11:30
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Hi Torbjorn,
Certainly this is a great way to begin a working day!
The column of light is so impressive, it seems like a giant reflector or something like this.
The color on the sky are great too.
I like the vertical composition made with the silhouettes of the mountains at down.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-19 17:38]
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Hi Torbjørn

This is a fantastic shot! WOW!
I think this phenomenon is called a sun-pillar and Jay (Shoot_Score) has a couple of photos and notes about it too (if you're interested).
The composition you managed here is also terrific - simple but breathtakin!
the colors and tones everywhere are magnificent and the exposure is outstanding!
The framing goes well with it and they all make a wonderful post!

Bravo and TFS

Hi Torbjorn,

Nice capture you have here. I guess it's probably cause by the reflection of the sun in thin layer of mist or ice crystals?
Nice outline of the mountains in front of this beautiful morning sky.

PC :)

nice sunray good horizon nice colors

hi torbjorn,
very nice shot, you have captured the beauty of the sunrise very nicely, lovely shades of the sky, nice pov, good framing,
tfs & regards

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-20 7:49]

Hello Torbjorn,
I believe I have seen this before, though in multiples. I recall reading about the underlying optical phenomenon, too. In any event, I'm glad you captured it so well. TFS and best wishes,

Hello Torbjorn !
I admire all your sunrises and sunsets!
I suppose that miracles like this we can only expirence in this part of the world!
Beautiful and very unusual capture!

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