Diamond Dust in the Air
Its been a little chilly up here lately, 25-below zero Fahrenheit as I am writing up this post. Our high temperature today reached a balmy 13-below, so with weather that nice, I just had to find something to photograph! The cold weather created conditions ripe for the formation of sundogs, which result from refracted light hitting plate-shaped, hexagonal ice crystals that are sometimes called diamond dust. While the sundogs themselves were pretty evident, the overall phenomenon was not as pronounced as is sometimes the case. Still, it was neat to see, and I’m glad to have a few images to share.
Using a different camera and lens combination, the following images show a larger version of each sundog.