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Solar Happening

Posted by
Jason Kravitz (Brussels, Belgium) on 3 May 2013 in Landscape & Rural.

Canon EOS 7D 1/2000 second F/22.0 ISO 400 400 mm

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Maria from United States

is this for real?
How can it be?
I would have placed the sun(?) a bit off center, maybe on a diagonal line...just for fun...but you know, centered also works....sometimes... :)
Anyway, how did you get this image?

3 May 2013 5:16am

@Maria: yes quite real! big orange sun at sunset just about to go down behind some trees @ 400mm :) (and f/22 @ 1/2000" to darken everything but the sun itself) I'm usually not a fan of the centered subject and even took the photo on thirds, but figured since the only elements are really the tree top silhouette and sun - may as well feature em front and center (and cropped accordingly) -- I suppose moving it down to lower third of frame but still centered might work too

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran


3 May 2013 5:22am

@Akbar&Armaghan: thanks

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Absolutely splendid.

3 May 2013 7:13am

@Basile Pesso: thanks Basile

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Wow! The plant adds so much to the frame. Well captured.

3 May 2013 8:22am

@Mithun Varma: thanks Mithun

Nestor from Le Tampon, Reunion

vraiment magnifique... et en plus, avec des taches solaires !
Bravo !

3 May 2013 8:45am

@Nestor: merci

Marie-Line from Lille, France


3 May 2013 9:41am

@Marie-Line: merci

Tony from United Kingdom

I really like this. It's original and works perfectly. Placing the sun in the centre works too, the tree line splits the frame so that half the frame is dark sky and the bottom half is silhouetted trees, which provides a perfect balance.

3 May 2013 12:13pm

@Tony: thanks Tony for stopping by - I appreciate your comment

Kate from United Kingdom

I love it!

3 May 2013 2:03pm

@Kate: cheers Kate

Maria from California, United States

Tony is right, regarding the tree line. I didn't see the tree line at first, the entire background looked black (I have a faulty monitor these days that shows too much contrast), but viewing it now from another display, I can see that the slight glow in the sky allows a discrete profiling of the tree tops on a diagonal line, which makes it perfect!
Genial image!

3 May 2013 3:41pm

@Maria: I kind of missed that detail too on my monitor - but see it on my laptop (where I edited it earlier but forgot about!)

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me. SPectacular image!!!

3 May 2013 5:50pm

@Ruthiebear: thanks Ruthie

firoozeh from Germany

Wunderhaft,, sehr schön.

3 May 2013 5:54pm

@firoozeh: danke schoen

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

well done this picture...

3 May 2013 6:30pm

@Sue-Ann: thanks Sue-Ann

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!
so so beautiful colors & lights!
Amazing & lovely!

4 May 2013 8:43am

L'angevine from Angers, France

superbe couleur vitaminée et acidulée

4 May 2013 5:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States


4 May 2013 8:07pm