Thursday, 21 May 2009

Sky Watch Friday # 59

Sunset by the Drammen River
This is not a lensflare, it is a halo/Sundog(optical phenomenon)
If you want to read about this, click here.

79 comments:

bentonflocke said...

beautiful picture!! Great!

Lucy Corrander said...

I'm trying to work it out. Is it a reflection or something to do with the lens?

Lucy

rh-bilder said...

Knall bra! Men lurer også på det samme som Lucy, er det lensflare?

rh-bilder said...

Måtte Google dette litt og det kom over en sak på met.no som tar for seg dette fenomenet.. Bisol heter det visst..

http://retro.met.no/met/met_lex/g_k/halomedbisol.html

Børge's Blogg said...

jøss, korr stilig bildet.
Det er nok ikke ofte man får et sånt fint motiv.
Fint fanget.

BluesVox said...

Stunning shot John. Thanks for sharing it.

Guy D said...

Wow, that is incredible.

Have a great weekend.
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Ithil said...

Wow, skikkelig spennende fenomen, og så bra at du fikk fotografert det! De mørke skyene og sky-svingen over var veldig "kunstneriske", det legger til noe ekstra i bildet :)

Gärdsmygen said...

Där har du ju fångat en fjäril!
Det var ett mycket speciellt och vackert foto. Kul!

Jane said...

Wow thats an awesome photo, I can see some spectrum in the halo too, I like the clouds coming towards the camera.

Arija said...

There are insufficient superlatives to describe your photo. Never have I seen a butterfly in the sky before!

imac said...

What a fantastic shot and reflection John, just looks like a butterfly.

Dagrun said...

Så kult. Aldri sett før, skikkelig flott var det.

JaviZ said...

Love this "Halo"... never had the good luck of taking a picture like this. Congrats!

Warmly,
Javier Echaiz

VALKYRIEN said...

Fantastisk! Så det bisolfenomenet jeg også her om dagen, tok noen bilder som ikke ble noe fine i det hele tatt! Så da nyter jeg dette synet! Utrolig vakkert med den speilingen - og med de skyene ble det nesten uvirkelig! Som imac sier; ser faktisk ut som en sommerfugl! Himmelsk!

Babooshka said...

Absolutely breathetaking.

Rune (Bildebloggen) said...

Knalltøft bilde John :) Satt på Gulskogen og så på det der, utrolig stilig :) Happy SkyWatch der nede.

Photo Cache said...

Fascinating. Wow.

Happy weekend.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful photo for Sky Watch Friday, thank you for sharing with us all.

Charlotte said...

WOW!!! Fantastisk!!! :)

Dette fenomenet har jeg en gang observert på vinterstid,med litt tåkedis, hvor det var som 3 soler ved siden av hverandre. De var nesten like store og klare som sola de 2 andre, det var heeelt fantastisk å se på. Og jeg hadde selfølgelig ikke kamera med meg akkurat da :(

Merisi said...

This is of breathtking beauty - I never even knew something like that could appear. Awesome, as my teenagers would say! ;-)

Randi said...

Ja hva skal man si som ikke er sagt!!
Dette er hva jeg kaller spektakulært...og av naturen selv!!
Det er om å være på rett plass til rett tid:-))

Dewdrop said...

Amazing capture, John! Absolutely amazing. I love solar halos, but yours with the sun dogs and the reflection in the crystal clear water... wow! WOW!

Gennasus said...

That's an absolutely amazing image. Hope I see something like that one day.

Anne-Berit said...

Noe så tøft og nydelig på samme tid.Utrolig bra!

vincibene said...

WOW! Gorgeous! Like a butterfly.

Sylvia K said...

I'm with the others -- gorgeous and a butterfly in the sky! Incredible. Arija is right, there aren't enough superlatives to describe this one. Thanks, as always, John, for the beauty.

Mari said...

Fabulous picture! I have seen halo's around here occasionally in the winter, but they are much smaller.

Thumbelina said...

Wow - That is AMAZING! Fantastic shot. I love it.

prkl said...

Best halo shot I've ever seen. Ab fab!! Looks like an angel is coming down on us. Stunning!!! Happy SWF!

mononeil said...

Wonderful halo image. Class.

J Bar said...

Awesome effect.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

PJ said...

Is that s sundog? You always have the best photos. Just amazing. Happy SWF!

B Squared said...

Wow. This is neat. Great capture.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful picture of sunset. The reflection of light on water is good.

chrome3d said...

Halo, sundogs AND lenticularis-clouds. You had all the ingredients there. I want a wide lens like that too.

Tammie Lee said...

Wahoo, now that is gorgeous!

Karen said...

WOW ! Stunning !

It looks like a painting . This is certainly worthy of framing and hanging on the wall.

Fantastic shot...

Ivon said...

John, you have another awesome shot. your reflect on the water does look like a butterfly passing by. Thanks for sharing.

bowledover said...

I agree John a butterfly to grace your wonderful capture.

Pati said...

beautiful picture!! Great!
Have a great weekend.
Pati

jabblog said...

Absolutely beautiful - so tranquil - and fortunate to catch the halo, too.

Regina said...

Perfect shot. Stunning.

SILVER said...

wow. they're awesome shots. glad to catch some beautiful work here.

;) Silver
from One Day at a Time with Silver/
Reflections

Reader Wil said...

This halo is a very interesting phenomenon. I must say I have never seen the likes of it! It's a very beautiful photo.
Thanks for your visit! Have a great weekend. It's still chilly here although the sun is shining.

Jollence Lee said...

The reflection is just WOW!

namaki said...

this is a beautiful halo ... and we've got to of it !! :-)
the water is impressively calm ...

Sandra Rocha said...

Very nice John.
Happy weekend.
kisses.

fishing guy said...

WOW John, what a wonderful captur and reflection.

Russ said...

Cool shot! Great capture of sundog and its reflection. Wow!

RuneE said...

Det var litt av en fangst! Og så lærte jeg noe nytt - takk for det!

PS Bildene var tatt 16.mai...

Tricia said...

Vakkert!

Ash said...

Gorgeous! Takes my breath away...

martie said...

Gorgeous sky!! And those are wonderful reflections in the water.

Wenche said...

Fantastisk!! Eg har aldri sett eit slikt fenomen, så då er dette bildet ein veldig god erstatning:)
Ha ei fin helg!

Evita said...

This is phenomenal John - definitely one of your best!

Ilan said...

Wow.. I've never seen or knew that such phenomena exists.. How is this circle of light created!?
The clear mirror/waters just enhance and complete that circle
Magnificent...

Cheffie-Mom said...

Wow, this photo is breathtaking!

Jean Jacques said...

Beautiful reflections, which I love photo.
jj@+

SandyCarlson said...

A very stunning composition.

humanobserver said...

Absolutely stunning :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I have seen a sundog once before in South Carolina, USA, near the beach. (Do they tend to show up closer to water? I've never seen one in New Mexico, USA)

What is truly spectacular about your photo is the reflection of the sundog into the water. WOW!

Fantastic capture!

~Lisa

Shaun said...

Brilliantly captured. Nice blog.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

This is a fabulous find, John! I'm definitely going to follow the link to learn more about sundogs!

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awesome!!!
u make me burn of envy :)

amatamari said...

Once again ...
incredibly beautiful image!

Mary said...

WOW, that is amazing!!! What a WONDERFUL image!

magiceye said...

magnificently spectacular!

T and S said...

John : This is truly spectacular. Thanks for pointing out that it isn't lens flare which is what most of us would have thought instantly.

This is a breathtaking composition. Congratulations.

MedaM said...

This is breathtaking photo, indeed! I am especially impressed with the reflection of the sun and clouds which together formed butterfly wings.
It’s been a long time since the last time I visited your blog and I am really impressed with all other photos that I missed to see earlier. Every of your photo is spectacular. I literally enjoyed in all of them.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Skikkelig rått. Artig å oppleve slikt.
Gode HDR bilder nedover her også

Mojo said...

You must have timed it just right to catch the river so calm! Beautiful shot!

Elisabeth's bright side said...

What a beautiful butterfly!

Ida said...

Utrolig VAKKERT!!!!!!!! :)))
Har sagt det før og sier det igjen, du er en fremragende fotograf.
En mester!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi there..I love the reflections and I love all your photos on this blog...wonderful .. doing some quick catching up on Sky Watch and visiting your lovely blog as I have just returned...cheers.

The Explorer said...

This is like a miracle shot...you are awesome

samantha said...

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gate valves said...

this is so amazing! i never seen a read sundog ever. hope i can get shots like these someday...

Adrian LaRoque said...

Great image John.

John a question, is there any blog that you know of candid photography in Norway, like street scenes, people, etc...let me know!