Location of Photo:
Johnson Co., Kansas, USA
Date/Time of photo:
Jan. 12, 2007
This is a 3 minute exposure with a 50mm lens @ f/8 on Fuji Velvia 100.
As Comet mcnaught was just becoming a broad daylight naked-eye spectacle, we in the midwest got slammed with a winter storm - most of the precip that fell was in the form of ice pellets. In this image, you can see the pillars of light created when the lights from store parking lots eflect off the falling ice crystals. (See Atmospheric Optics)