It’s been several hours now since I saw a halo around the sun for the first time ever and I think it’s safe to say that I’ve become obsessed with this phenomenon now. There’s tons of awesome pictures of them all over the internet and there’s an equal amount of interesting articles about them. Take a look at a couple here, here, and here if you’re interested. I was deathly afraid of pointing my camera directly at the sun for, I think, obvious reasons. The main one being that I was certain such a strong beam of light traveling through several pieces of glass which would then concentrate said beam onto an expensive and delicate sensor would end in an explosion of catastrophic proportions. So I took a slightly different approach and took a photo that included the ground and only a portion of the halo thereby making it appear to be an upside down rainbow. OMG! UPSIDE DOWN RAINBOW! *cries
I think it turned out pretty sweet.