Jason Reilly
Image taken:
Jun. 12, 2011
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Tasmania is so distant from the nearest volcano, we'd never expect to see the effects of volcanic ash... yet the ash from Cordon Caulle in Chilie has been blown literally around the world to our little island, and has resulted in some spectacular mid-winter sunrises & sunsets. The red glow lasts for well over an hour after the sun sets, and my daughter and I had a lot of fun taking these photos by the river edge. Nothing special, just a Pentax K200D DSLR, and a manual exposure of 1/8th of a second. No editing, no special effects, just the sky, the camera and being in the right place at the right time. It was an amazing sight!
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