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Emerging Out Of The Mist

May 17, 2013
Fog sunrise

Emerging out of the mist

Central Wisconsin is often shrouded in an early morning fog. It’s beauty is often lost as most folks are simply not awake early enough to witness it. ┬áThe farm in the above image is located near Amherst, Wisconsin.

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Upper Sun Pillar

March 25, 2013
Upper sin pillar forming a 4th silo on a Portage County, Wisconsin farm

Upper sin pillar forming a fourth silo on a Portage County, Wisconsin farm

Plate like crystals

Plate like crystals

When conditions are right, tiny ice crystals fill the atmosphere. When these crystals are associated with thin high-level clouds they are shaped

like plates with flat surfaces on the top and bottom. These crystals then gently float to the ground. Just before sunrise, the sun is not yet visible but its rays lighten the distant sky. Far in the distance, the sun’s light can be roughly parallel to the ice crystals. The light is then reflected through the crystal to ice crystals above and below intensifying the light.

On a very cold January morning I noticed this upper sun pillar (the light shaft is above the rising sun) and then worked to find an interesting foreground element.

Do you like the pillar appearing as a fourth silo on this farm?

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