Friday, April 06, 2012

Dogs in the Sky

We get some really spectacular sunsets here in Powell River, BC. Looking across the Strait of Georgia I saw this sundog.

From the marina I could only get one half in the viewfinder. I went up to the condo balcony and was able to capture both sides. The left was definitely more distinct than the right.

Sundogs are bright, colourful patches of light to the left and right of, and in alignment with, the sun. In the first shot, you can see it almost forms a halo. Sundogs are created by cold ice crystals in high cirrus clouds bending the rays of sunlight. -- Margy

6 comments:

  1. Love the second one!!!

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  2. Beautiful!! Boom &
    Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Very cool to capture!! The marina is a beautiful setting too.

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  4. Very beautiful pictures.

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  5. I'm a Sun Dog lover too ... very rare and beautiful. Nice job and thanks for your kind words on my photograph. Happy Easter and love from The Prairie. xoxo.

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  6. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting on my Skywatch Friday post. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter. - Margy

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