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Nikon Coolpix P900 camera.
Light pillars over Oslo.
Winter is here in Oslo so it was a cold night. I was trying to capture something interesting out from the city profile and the city skyline at night when I saw these lights that I had not seen before in this same spot. I took this picture and afterwards learned that these are light pillars created by crystals of ice suspended in the air lit by some source of bright light from the city lights, I came back the next day and they were not there. It confirmed to me that this special condition of ice crystal happened on that night. It does not happen everyday.