Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Eerie Yellow Ball Appears During Foggy Sunrise

What could this strange object be!? Oh, right, it's the sun. It looks very strange and eerie, similar to a foggy sunrise I saw last year. This time, I grabbed by DSLR to get a close up using the dense fog as a natural solar filter. In hindsight this was very risky and could have led to permanent damage to my eye or camera or both, but I took a chance and the dense fog held together keeping the sun rather dim.

sun looks orange ball fog sunrise
Single frame with T5i, ISO 200, 200mm, f/5, 1/1000 sec

orange ball sunrise
I messed with this one a bunch in iPhoto so I won't give the acquisition details

iphone yellow sun through fog
Single frame, iPhone photo

sun compare to HMI
Comparison of my image and the HMI Intensitygram image from the Sun Viewer app. I was hoping to catch a sunspot, but the face looks pretty quiet right now - not much to see even if I had a clear image

yellow sun through fog
Eerie pale yellow ball, single frame with T5i at ISO 200, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec

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