Venus and Jupiter on January 22nd and January 31st, two of the very few clear days in Northeast Ohio. The January 22nd photo is a composit of 20 minutes before sunrise (to clearly show the planets) and sunrise. The three sky objects show the line of the ecliptic.
The Sunpillar photo is from Southington Ohio on a cold, thin overcast morning, January 2008.
These photos were taken from the same spot as your SpaceWeather photo on 25 Sep 2007.
Richard Pirko, Youngstown State University