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Interesting sunset
Lens: 18-135 Camera: Pentax K 5 Photo Location: My Cottage 
Posted By: sawicksted, 01-29-2016, 07:27 PM

So it was business as usual the other night - super - coffee - sunset..... but there was a beam of light that really stood out.
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It is interesting. good capture.
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I love the totally random nature of sunsets. So much depends on what is going on just over your horizon--everything looks perfect, but a bank of cloud just over the horizon means it just doesn't light up. Or you get a gap in that bank,and the beams of light, like your capture, shine through. Nice capture, it may only last moments.
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Great argument for using a zoom also. Nicely done.

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... I just love those electric red tones. Wonderful.
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Nice shots! What wonderful scenery to enjoy after evening coffee!
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How unusual. Love the reflections in the second shot. Sunsets are so darn fickle, glad you captured this beauty.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mallee Boy Quote
It is interesting. good capture.
Thanks!

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QuoteOriginally posted by ranmar850 Quote
I love the totally random nature of sunsets. So much depends on what is going on just over your horizon--everything looks perfect, but a bank of cloud just over the horizon means it just doesn't light up. Or you get a gap in that bank,and the beams of light, like your capture, shine through. Nice capture, it may only last moments.
Yeah it's been a totally "random" week here with sunsets - not complaining and yes there is a definite window of you get it or you don't

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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Great argument for using a zoom also. Nicely done.
I like the 18-135 zoom as it is very versatile but more for the weather sealing where I live.

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... I just love those electric red tones. Wonderful.
It's been like that all week and it tends to give a blueish hue to the snow as well so when you try to correct the WB it really changes the color tone overall.

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Nice shots! What wonderful scenery to enjoy after evening coffee!
My wife and I moved to our cottage a few years ago. Everyone thought we were crazy but.......We really love the view as it changes all the time. There is so much diversity on the river.

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How unusual. Love the reflections in the second shot. Sunsets are so darn fickle, glad you captured this beauty.
Thanks Susan, glad you like them.

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Another sun pillar, I'd never heard of them before last week....

Sun Pillars: vertical shafts of light
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Another sun pillar, I'd never heard of them before last week....

Sun Pillars: vertical shafts of light
Hey Norm

So that's what they're called! Thanks. The only thing I could find was crepuscular rays when I searched and it didn't really hit the mark.
It has happened a couple of times this week but I couldn't catch it in time until the other night - even then the window was extremely short.
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It's a Canadian thing, eh?
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It's a Canadian thing, eh?
Not sure....hope not ... that way others can enjoy finding one too.
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The ones I took a little over a week ago.....

DA 18-135


40XS and K-01.


Pulled over by a guardrail, got out in the middle of the road and didn't get killed for the 40XS shot, then drove to the Brewer Lake parking lot for the K-3 image.
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Nice!

I don't think I've ever seen one before....at least I know I've never captured one before.
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Cool shots. I saw a similar phenomenon not too long ago while driving across Wyoming in the middle of the night. It wasn't really snowing but it was basically very tiny ice crystals as mentioned in the link above. Lights from buildings and oncoming cars had these really cool pillars of light. I wanted to stop for a picture but it was pretty cold and I was more concerned with staying on the road and getting to my destination.
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