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.  

7 Comments on “Clouds and Sun”

  1. 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…

  2. Anonymous:

    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.

  3. 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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