Forgot to post these…
From the morning of Wednesday 14th Feb.
Hand held Nikon D3 and Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
The first at 7.22am
70mm ISO 200 1/125sec f/5.6
and the second at 7.26am
70mm ISO 200 1/160sec f/6.3
A light pillar..?
(From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
An atmospheric optical phenomenon in the form of a vertical band of light which appears to extend above and/or below a light source. The effect is created by the reflection of light from numerous tiny ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere or clouds. The light can come from the Sun (usually when it is near or even below 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.
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