Thursday, February 18, 2010

SkyWatch Friday - Rising sun-spike

With the cold mornings hovering around zero, the air is filled with ice crystals creating beautiful sun spikes.  These only last for about three or four minutes before they are gone.  The best ones are just as the sun breaks over the eastern Teton Mountains east of Rexburg.  Timing is critical to catch them at their peak.


Just the beginning of another wild day in Idaho.

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23 comments:

Mike said...

The timing was perfect for this one! Lovely :)
This I do...

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shot and the colors are amazing!

clairz said...

I love to see photos by people who really love where they live. This is an especially fine one. Thank you for sharing and for visiting my blog.

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible capture! The colors are magnificent! How much beauty you have around you and isn't it wonderful!! I love where I live as well! Hope you have a great weekend, Bill!

Sylvia

Carolyn Ford said...

The color glows beautifully! What an amazing sight and capture.

Manang Kim said...

Oh wow you captured another sun spike. I've got one the last time but that was it. Thanks for sharing!

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Regina said...

Amazing glow.
Beautiful capture Bill.
Have wonderful weekend.
"SkyWatch"

J Bar said...

Top shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tricia said...

And I'd say that you definitely caught it at that critical moment! This is gorgeous!

Gaelyn said...

Those ice crystals make for beautiful sunrise with sun spikes, but that's way too cold for me to enjoy. Thanks for the wonderful capture.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very beautiful photograph. Thanks for braving the cold to get it for us.

Amanda said...

Wow! The colors in this sunrise are just brilliant and gorgeous! Great capture! Happy SkyWatch =)

marianne said...

beautiful! and not surprised that the best shots are over the tetons :)

nonizamboni said...

Ahh, that golden western sky! And just knowing the Tetons are beyond. You are lucky indeed.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Bill: That is certainly a beauty.

Sunny said...

That certainly makes getting out of bed worthwhile.
Sunny :)

Dewdrop said...

What a lovely sun pillar! The colors make the sky appear to be melting.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Your Idaho skies are just some of the BEST~ Another great shot~

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Bill, Love the sunrise picture... We are going to Arkansas this next week--so I hope we'll get some great sunrise and sunset pictures too.
Betsy

Dimple said...

Outstanding! This is like some of the photos I have seen on Astronomy Picture of the Day. If you've never visited that site, there's a link on the sidebar of my blog...

troutbirder said...

Great shot Bill. Another early riser.

ksdoolittle said...

This is a fantastic shot, Bill! I've certainly enjoyed scrolling through your previous posts and admiring your photos! ~ks

Rachael said...

wow........ gorgeous!