Photographer credits Alberta cold snap for stunning images of light phenomenon

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Darlene Tanner shares a passion for photography, particularly capturing images of storms and northern lights, with her partner, Tree.

On Sunday, however, she used her day off to brave a frosty Alberta morning on her own and ventured into the cold in search of a special natural phenomenon: light pillars.

‘I woke up at about 2:30 a.m. and I suspected that there would be ice crystals in the air, so I got ready and left the house by 3 a.m.,’ Tanner told Global News on Tuesday.

‘I just started driving to Blackfalds, Lacombe and [the] Red Deer area’ I knew that if the light pillars were out, they would be there because there’s more light pollution.’

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  • Publisher: Global News
  • Date: 2019-02-12T23:21
  • Author: Phil Heidenreich
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Wind chill plunges to -50C as cold snap grips Alberta

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  • Publisher: Calgary Herald
  • Date: 2019-02-10T18:40:09+00:00
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Icy temperatures bring ‘alien’ light pillars to Alberta night sky

Icy weather gripping Western Canada is illuminating the night sky above Alberta with strange columns of light.

Darlene Tanner, a photographer who specializes in capturing’storms and other night sky sights,’has been among the’skywatchers’lucky enough’to glimpse a strange phenomenon called light pillars.

“You just have to be out there to actually see them,” Tanner said in an interview Tuesday with CBC Radio’s’Edmonton AM.

Beams of white, purple and pink filled the sky’over the central Alberta city of’Lacombe’around 4 a.m.’Sunday, Tanner said.’

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Mosul photographers snap dark days, bright futures

Mosul – Ashraf Al Atraqji carefully stepped around tufts of weeds sprouting in a mountain of rubble in Iraq’s Mosul, found a seat on a sun-soaked rock, and struck a pose for the photographer.

Behind him stretched the ruins of the Prophet Yunus mosque, an ancient monument infamously destroyed by Daesh when it overran Mosul in 2014.

A year and a half after Iraqi forces recaptured Mosul from Daesh, residents have been hiring local photographers to capture mementos of their city’s darkest days.

Looking out at the metal fences and barbed wire now surrounding what’s left of the mosque, 38-year-old Atraqji told AFP he hoped those days never return.

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