I’m always thrilled when the halation effect shows up in my photos! I especially love it when this happens to photos of my dogs, because it gives the whole image a soft and special feel.
I took a photo of my Weimaraner standing alert in a field of wheat. The sun was about an hour from setting, so a golden light fell across everything.
When I saw the photo, an orange light had scattered throughout the wheat. Little rays were shining through it and onto my dogs fur. There was even a little halo in one corner with intense light.
It made the picture so much more special. I got the total feeling of the sunset and the beauty of the moment.