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Ring Around the Sun

February 15, 2010

When I was in the Everglades recently I photographed a beautiful lunar halo and posted it here in the journal. I was surprised at my luck last Thursday morning when I was on a ranch to photograph an equestrian event and spotted this halo around the sun. I quickly looked for a good tree to place in the frame with it and spotted this dead one. (Imagine that) Within a few minutes the clouds that had formed the halo had passed by and the ring was gone.

A Pleasant Surprise at the State Fair: I was shooting there on Thursday night but as I always do when I’m there, I took some time to check out the photography competition. I have to say that I felt especially proud when I discovered two first-place images hanging side-by-side that had been taken during different shooting expeditions that I did last year. Kathleen won for a photo of a snow leopard taken during a shooting lesson we did at the zoo and Doris won for a picture of the church in Taos taken during my New Mexico photo tour last October.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 15, 2010 12:53 am

    Wow. This Halo is great. I have seen them sometimes here in the North, but never had an occasition to take photos from them.

    Congratulations,

  2. Kathleen permalink
    February 15, 2010 7:45 am

    Jim, this is an amazing photograph! Everything worked in perfect concert to present this opportunity; amazing!!

  3. Kathleen permalink
    February 15, 2010 7:52 am

    Jim, thank you very much for your kind and generous acknowledging of our photographs. I am fortunate, indeed, to be one of your students, to learn from you, and to experience and share your passion for photography.

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