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October 17, 2005

Clouds and Sun

Normally I don't suggest pointing one's camera at the sun. But in this case the resulting picture was worth it.


Mmmm... lens flare.  

Posted by john at October 17, 2005 12:20 AM

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Anonymous | October 17, 2005 03:34 AM

Lensflares are way overrated. Just ask anyone who played 3d games back in the age of 3dfx.

Karen | October 17, 2005 05:17 AM

Oh, I really like that one.

Anonymous | October 17, 2005 02:17 PM

Hmm, I'm wondering if there are any damage to the camera for exposing it directly to sunlight?

John H | October 17, 2005 02:51 PM

Hmm, I'm wondering if there are any damage to the camera for exposing it directly to sunlight?

Doubtful, but I wouldn't recommend looking through the viewfinder to take the picture...

Heather Braum | October 17, 2005 03:01 PM

WOW!!!!! That is B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L-!!!!!!! Keep them coming!!!

Scott | October 17, 2005 05:12 PM


Artificial Lensflare is repulsively over-used.

Natural lensflare is typically avoided in professional photography since it obstructs view of the actually desired target.

But as a purely observed phenomenon, it's not bad looking.

Jon | October 17, 2005 06:24 PM

I think for short periods of time it's OK, but you don't want to over do it. I tried taking pictures of an eclipse once, and left the camera mounted on a tripod pointed at the sun for an extended period of time. The light meter in the camera was ruined, which I didn't discover until getting back the next set of pictures I took. That was a film camera, but I doubt the sensors in a digital camera would appreciate being treated like that either.

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