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  Mini#40 Best of 2018, So Far
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solar halo       ©2018 dk
Panasonic DMC-GM5       21st place, 24 points
1/10000s, ?, ISO 200, ?, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: ACR inc clarity
enhance contrast
reduce brightness lower border of image
      Extra Info: A number of optical phenomena, like this colored solar halo, are produced when the sunlight interacts with suspended atmospheric ice crystal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_(optical_phenomenon). Really quite beautiful to see. This one is a little unusual with the circumferential rainbow of colors. Shot this with a fish-eye lens.
 
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Jade O.
Jul 16, 2018
    As an atmospheric phenomenon it is striking. As a photo, it looks just a little too documentary (ie. snapshot).

Mepo
Jul 16, 2018
    That certainly is a weird phenomena. I can't imagine what people must have thought in bye-gone days.

babysister
Jul 16, 2018
    This is weird but effective. I can't say I like it but the clever technical aspects get my vote.

Maike13
Jul 15, 2018
    What an interesting shot, and thanks for the extra info.

aoc46
Jul 14, 2018
    Interesting and unusual - the sun and halo together look like a giant ball. Could be a scene from a disaster movie - "The Day the Sun Hit the Earth!"

ysal
Jul 13, 2018
    Like a giant eyeball in the sky! Nicely captured.

SteveBee
Jul 13, 2018
    I am a fan of fisheye lenses and don't mind the distortion. Here it creates a curve that mimics the curve of the sun. I might suggest angling the lens downward just a few degrees so that the sun is higher in the frame (still including the halo) and the horizon line doesn't intersect the frame. This also would give the image a more solid feeling base. If the shadow areas could be lifted a bit that would also help.
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