Photo of the day #14 – Sun Halo, Aguile du midi, Chamonix, France, originally uploaded by mattmuir.co.uk.
I guess this could be classed as cheating today seeing as this photo is already on my flickr page (and at the top of this blog!). But I love this photo and felt is deserved it’s moment of glory as today’s PotD!
As the title suggests this was taken while I was on the Aguile Du Midi at the top of the Mont Blanc Cable Car. This was taken using my compact camera and I spotted this scene as we were just about to rush back to the cable car for our allotted trip back down. As a result I literally had about 30 seconds to compose and get the exposure right before rushing to catch up with my girlfriend and mum and dad (lead by mum in a altitude induced panic that we might miss our trip down!). Thankfully on reviewing the shots later I had managed to capture it exactly as I had seen it (3rd try lucky as i recall!) 🙂