This is a very big crop of a picture of mine, I tried a new converter X1.4 and 'shot' the sun just before it disappeared, when I arrived home I saw this wonderful colours in one of my pictures, the 'dirty' air helped to paint the sun like that.
For those who are trying to take sun shots, it is not recommended to look straight to the sun, it might damage your eyes, so be carefull!!!
I did only curves on the picture, hope you will like it.
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Homerhomer (4080) 2004-10-29 13:25
Geez, just looking into this picture my eyes are hurting, let alone looking into the sun lol. Colours of the image are very powerfull, and the sky ads a mistery. You put your long lense to work and you did it quite well, not only the colours are nice but the image is quite misteruous and intriquing.
bertolucci (13362) 2004-10-29 16:23
Hi Elroyie, what a wonderful gradation from yellow to red you show us here in this giant sun. The clouds and the silhouetted terrain makes it a dramatic capture. Great tele-job!
cdewet (0) 2004-10-29 16:29
Splendid, the 1.4 works wonders. That Kenko is a VERy good converter. I shot the sun at 600 mm last month and got the same strange colour cast running bottom to top, with the sun also not round but a bit flattend. Do you know what cause this? Very strong impact!
avigur_11 (22087) 2004-10-29 16:38
It is a great effect, and a wonderful shot. The fire colors of the sun are amazing. After all, must not forget that the seen is a huge nuclear bomb. Very well done, Elroyie.
I am glad that your CCD is less sensitive than our eyes.
vapours (8264) 2004-10-29 16:41
Marvellous shot, really amazed at the size of the sun and the colours.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-10-29 17:55
magical, full of colour and the image is very sharp, great work
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-10-29 18:31
I hate to break the news to you Elroyie, but there isn't a lens on the market long enough to get a "closeup" of the sun... ;-) My calculation tells me that at maximum length for your lens you are out at about 896 mm with the converter. Perhaps you need to buy one of these zoom lenses.
Humor aside, you did well, in capturing this dramatic image. I find interesting the fact the sun appears to have been compressed from top to bottom, no doubt an illusion created by the earth's atmosphere. The colors, of course, are very stunning, created unfortunately, as you note, but air pollution. This is one of those rare occasions when we can be grateful for all that particulate matter... ;-)
Well done Elroyie!
gilad33 (14400) 2004-10-31 6:22
I love the small distortion.
dominique (11414) 2004-11-07 2:08
J'aime bien , l'idée est bonne il manque juste un petit quelque chose au centre de l'image , bien vu .
lucinka (9976) 2004-11-19 6:11
Very intersting idea!! I will go and try the same as soon as the weather gets better here in Holland.. I might wait quite a few days :) Great shot. L.
fkk (2037) 2005-09-28 5:50
very good photo wonderful composition, excellent
Robpulp (917) 2006-11-14 18:19
fantastic capture Elroyie, so powerfull. such a rich image
MmK (75) 2007-04-09 7:40
great shot.. Wonderful colours.
livermore (1631) 2012-10-23 2:09
Une vraie carte postale!
- Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) (2750)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-10-29
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, EF100-400L IS, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Into the sun [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-29 13:15