Solar Arc – Wispy Clouds and Capitol Lake

Solar Arc - Wispy Clouds and Capitol Lake by Allan J Jones Photography
Solar Arc – Wispy Clouds and Capitol Lake

This was one of my regular walks around Capitol Lake in Olympia, WA … and the sky presented one of its more spectacular displays. I was amazed and really happy I was carrying my camera. Meanwhile, the majority of the walkers were totally oblivious to the scene.

Note: I have been in the process of relocating to Port Townsend … a hundred miles north of Olympia. It has been a very time consuming process. It has taken a toll on my ability to spend time with the camera. As a result, I have gone into the library to find some golden oldies to share. This one is from February 2016.

Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 24mm
ISO 100    1/400sec    f/8.0

4 thoughts on “Solar Arc – Wispy Clouds and Capitol Lake

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    1. Thanks, Pat. I really appreciate your comment, especially since we are just in the process of trying to find the right place for our artwork… And some of what is framed should be replaced by some of what I have taken since I last did framing. Oh well. But thanks again. I appreciate the comments even when the moving chores have kept me from responding.

    1. I have seen arcs similar to this a few times per year. Often not a complete arc. If you can go back to my post from April 13th, that is the only one where I have seen a double arc with a 22 degree tangent. Come to think of it, it is probably a lot easier to go to my homepage and under the portfolio menu select “Atmospheric Phenomena” … it should be the first option.
      All of these arcs are created by ice particles in the atmosphere. The height of the ice crystals and the wind has a big impact. It is similar to a rainbow … but in the opposite direction. (around the sun, not away from the sun)

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