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Sun and Fog #2

The sun filtered through red, sand laden fog

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The story behind this image

I don't normally get photo opportunities at work, except for photographing widgets that is, but in mid October 2017 a very strange weather phenomena occured outside of my office window that cetainly grabbed all our attention.

Hurricane Ophelia had just blown across the country, dragging dust from the Sahara and smoke particles from forest fires in Portugal into the sky, where the atmospheric contamination turned the clouds red.

On that day for a time over North Wales there was a dense blanket of red coloured fog, through which the sun was just visible, shining with an ethereal glow and surrounded by a red halo.

Not an opportunity to be wasted, and for the next fifteen minutes or so I was kept busy shooting stills and video of the phenomenon.

It didn't last long, as the sun burnt away the fog and conditions returned to near normal, but for that brief window in time the light was just magical.

As well as capturing still images of the event I also took some live video and a time lapse sequence which you can check out by following the links below.

Live action video

Time lapse video

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Image data

Filename - sun fog 02.jpg

Camera - Canon EOS 6D

Lens - 100-400mm zoom @ 400mm

Exposure - 1/400sec @ f5.6, ISO100

Location - Deeside Industrial Park, Wales

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Conversion - Adobe Lightroom

Comments - Fast shutter speed used to prevent camera movement blur.