This is one of my favourite times of the year. The days get longer, the sun doesn't set til after 8pm and the sky blazes with colour and the promise of hot days ahead. Of course, I don't actually like being hot, so let the whinging begin.
I've done a few little road trips to photograph evening skies, and a jaunt along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria had me taking a break at Aireys Inlet where I had a wander around Split Point Lighthouse. As I sat down in the shade of the lighthouse, I looked up - and found a 22° halo around the sun. I've seen these around the moon before, but never the sun so I thought it was a bit special.
A 22° halo is an optical phenomenon that has something to do with ice crystals and rings and 22 degrees of separation, or something...it's all very scientific. Anyway, I was impressed enough to do a bit of research when I got home and it turns out that they're more common than bloody rainbows!!!!
Clearly, I'm not paying enough attention.