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#1 droid

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:23 AM

The other evening I was out back at work, and saw the sun setting stunning.....snapped a few pics with my cell phone.
Is this a sun pillar?

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:48 AM

Yep!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:51 AM

Thanks Glenn; Ive never actually photographed one before.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:30 PM

That's a fine shot.

My wife called me yesterday evening on her way home from work to tell me about a fantastic sun pillar that was in progress. I went outside immediately with a camera only to see a cloud bank moving in. I drove to a spot with a better view but the Sun was already obscured by then. I drove a few miles to a location with a superior view of the western horizon. I could see the Sun somewhat more clearly on the way but by the time I got to the exit ramp the western sky was completely overcast. When I got home, my wife told me it was the best one she'd ever seen.

Here's a photo of a sun pillar that I took back in 2004.

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Great shot! :bow:

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 08:48 PM

Beautiful!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:20 PM

ty Dave/Carol/Gene; it was a lucky shot.Im using a pay as you go straightralk phone, the camera is ok, nothing special.I was happy with the image, but know if Id had a good camera it would have been much better.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:08 PM

Here's my best shot of Tuesday's sun pillar. I could see it much better as I was driving to another location.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:41 PM

Here's a Sun Pillar shot I took on a February morning ... from my backyard ... using a simple point-n-shoot camera on fully auto.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:43 PM

.... and how 'bout a reverse sun pillar over the water during last years partial solar eclipse. Also taken from my home toward the western horizon.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:39 PM

Nice photos.....do you live on Mars????? :shocked:
The sky ,its so .....red..... :roflmao:

Wonder how the old red sky at night vs red sky in the morning would handle these dual photos.?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:56 PM

Nice photos.....do you live on Mars????? :shocked:
The sky ,its so .....red..... :roflmao:


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