Alvord Desert Crowning Light

The Alvord Desert in Southeast Oregon is crowned by a rare and beautiful meteorological phenomenon.


The story

"The Alvord Desert is a vast, dry lakebed sitting in the rainshadow of the Steens Mountain in Southeast Oregon. The expansive, open skies are perfect for capturing unique phenomena like these anti-crepuscular, or anti-solar, rays.

Anti-crepuscular rays are meteorological optical phenomena that appear to converge opposite of the setting or rising sun (now that's a mouthful). In other words, those dark blue and light pinkish rays you see in this image - they are converging in the eastern sky while the sun sets in the west. Pretty cool!"


Image details

Location: Alvord Desert, Oregon, USA
Camera: Nikon D810
Lens: Tokina AT-X 16-28 f2.8 PRO FX
Exposure: .6 second at f22
SKU: AlvordCrowning Category: Tags: ,
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