Strange Light on Merriam Peak

I had pretty much given up on seeing any light on this very windy and cold evening. Then as though shining through venetian blinds, these bizarre shafts of sunset light hit Merriam Peak. I snapped a few shots and then it was gray again. Royce Lakes Basin. John Muir Wilderness, Sierra Nevada, California, USA. August 2010.

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lcarreau

lcarreau - Sep 18, 2010 12:21 am - Voted 10/10

Incredible..

Are you sure it's natural sunlight?

It could be the glow of an alien spacecraft,
as it tumbled out of orbit and brushed against
the face of Merriam.

winemanvan

winemanvan - Sep 18, 2010 11:59 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Incredible..

Hmmm, not sure. It did give me a sunburn, kind of like an old fashioned sunlamp lobster hue. Weird.

butitsadryheat

butitsadryheat - Sep 24, 2010 1:10 am - Voted 10/10

Cool catch

looks like it creeped in from between the clouds after the thunderstorm?

winemanvan

winemanvan - Sep 24, 2010 1:05 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cool catch

Exactly. Very brief, like 40 seconds.

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