Sun Pillar, and Ross Colonial Cemetery

Sun Pillar
Sun Pillar

I was out chasing sunsets again, in a completely different place, but I found myself on a hill seeing the sunset from a lovely vantage point. After a few photos that I liked I was about to leave then saw the clouds redden and a new view of the sunset form.

Just after the sun set I saw a phenomenon known as a sun pillar, where the sun shines up through ice crystals in the atmosphere. You can read more about it here: https://earthsky.org/earth/what-is-a-sun-pillar

The hill and clouds were beautiful and I couldn’t find a vantage without a tree, but this particular graceful tree added so much to the photo that I couldn’t imagine it any other way.

Just a few minutes prior to this I was photographing the sunset through Ross Colonial Cemetery.

Ross Colonial Cemetery
Ross Colonial Cemetery

Chasing another sunset tonight, this at Ross Colonial Cemetery in Carnegie. You can read about it in this article: https://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2014/01/09/Green-Tree-owns-cemetery/stories/201401090029

Ross Colonial Cemetery marker
Ross Colonial Cemetery marker
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