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The Holy Tree

The Holy Tree
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-03-07
Categories: Sky
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma 15mm F2.8 EX Fish-Eye
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): israel landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-12 14:02
Viewed: 9136
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A halo is a ring of light that surrounds an object.

Halos, also known as icebows, are optical phenomena that appear near or around the Sun or Moon, and sometimes near other strong light sources such as street lights. There are many types of optical halos, but they are mostly caused by ice crystals in cold cirrus clouds located high (510 km, or 36 miles) in the upper troposphere. The particular shape and orientation of the crystals is responsible for the type of halo observed. Light is reflected and refracted by the ice crystals and may split up into colors because of dispersion, similarly to the rainbow.

Sometimes in very cold weather optical halos are formed by crystals close to ground level, called diamond dust. The crystals behave like jewels, refracting and reflecting sunlight between their faces, sending shafts of light in particular directions.

Atmospheric phenomena such as halos were used as an empirical means of weather forecasting before meteorology was developed.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halo_(optical_phenomenon)

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Hi Elroyie,
What a stunning photo. Using the halo from the sun to frame the tree is magnificent. Great work on keeping details and color in the photo while shooting into the sun. The silhoutte of the tree and the sky are really beautiful. I need to fav this one.

Hi Elroyie,

Are you sure you wanted to name it 'Holly Tree' or did you possibly mean'Holy Tree' which would be of a more spiritual meaning which would suit this incredible shot perfectly. Very clever. Very nice Dude! :)

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  • hvdp Silver Star Critiquer [C: 24 W: 1 N: 3] (210)
  • [2007-06-12 14:21]

Great photo and nice title. The POV is good but your work is also technically perfect!

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  • Kaszek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 237 W: 50 N: 391] (1451)
  • [2007-06-12 14:31]

Hello Elroyie,
Fantastic shot! Great halo effect.

bonjour elroyie
j'aime beaucoup cette photo pour le halot autour de l'arbre,cela fait un bel effet.bien vu.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-06-12 14:49]

Hello Elroyie,
Fantastic photo. Beautiful atmosphere. The tree just within the halo. Great colours and composition.

  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-06-12 15:11]

No words to describe it...The effect is amazing.

Hi Elroyie!
This is really great shot! Fantastic light and perfect timing! Bravo and TFS,
Best greetings,

Hi Elroyie,
Excellent halo effect.
well done

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-06-12 15:39]


That is a wonderful halo effect and perfectly framed with the tree. Wonderful effect



Hello Elroyie

What a fantastic picture - and what a perfect title to go with it. The halo effect is stunning and the almost b/w sure enhance it. A technically perfect shot - I would say second to none. Very clever handling of the light. Excellent pov with the moon in perfect position. Great composition with the tree just a little out of centre.

You did a great job on this shot and thank you very much for sharing this experience.


Hi Elroyie,
wooooow - that's marvelous - realy magical!
I love it very much, fantastic shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • BG07 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 1] (48)
  • [2007-06-12 16:55]

Perfect, Perfect and again Perfect

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-06-12 17:34]

Hello Elroyie, wonderful picture, excellent capture, the details are amazing, great POV and composition.. well done

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-06-12 18:09]

Superbe photo,bravo et merci pour le partage.

Thanks for the great note Elroyie.
Never have seen such before, but it's a really wonderful sight.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Harry

hi elroyie,
very impressive shot, quite different, liked the pov & the effect of the sun rays very much, well composed shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-06-12 23:50]

A unique and most interesting post! Composition is outstanding and the light is beautiful. I really like the contrasts. Such a clean and clear photo! Bravo.

unic and interesting.
great note

Hi Elroyie,
Wonderful photo of this Halo phenomena.
Very good exposure and composition.


Always a pleasure to look at your captures, but this one is quite unique. The POV is perfect to get the best of this "halo" that enhances the beauty of the tree.
An excellent piece of work, congratulations.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2007-07-17 3:23]

good as your fauna shots! gerat atmospheric effect! very well composed. tfs

Very cool photo and great reference notes. The technique to draw everything to the focal point is excellent. Well done and thank you for sharing this great subject!

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  • pablo (5)
  • [2007-08-29 7:30]

Congratulations. You did a great job, excellent capture. Thank you for sharing this picture.

Hi Elroyie




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