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Matter of inches


This is an image that I took over a year ago around the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCSD. I tried to stand in the middle of the path and have the sunburst off to the side to fill the empty sky. I kept on fiddling around with my camera position until I could eliminate the lens flare since I was using such a small aperture; I think once you get into the f/11 and above range you need to watch out for the sun flares. In this case I had my aperture to f/13 so it was moving it for a few inches and all was good πŸ™‚

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25 responses

  1. A beautiful and high quality shot. This looks amazing!

    March 22, 2012 at 6:31 am

    • Thanks Robby, much appreciated πŸ™‚

      March 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

  2. Cool – did you by chance study geophysics?

    March 22, 2012 at 6:44 am

    • No, I studied Mechanical Engineering so there was a a lot physics but not much geology πŸ™‚

      March 22, 2012 at 7:38 am

  3. Excellent shot. I love the sunflare and how you’ve composed the whole image.

    March 22, 2012 at 7:30 am

    • Thank you, glad you liked it πŸ™‚

      March 22, 2012 at 7:39 am

  4. Amazing shot…. I know how tough it can be to shoot into the sun. Love it.

    March 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm

  5. How beautiful! πŸ™‚

    March 22, 2012 at 9:49 pm

  6. Great shot, love the burst that you acquired in the window as well!!! πŸ™‚ **

    March 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm

  7. That looks like the stairway/elevator that goes down to street level so one can get to the Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

    On another thought, have you ever set the exposure compensation to -2 or -3 for a picture like that? I do it all the time, and it creates some beautiful sunset pictures without waiting around for the sun to actually set. Saves hours sometimes!

    March 23, 2012 at 9:06 am

    • Yes that is that elevator πŸ™‚ As for the exposure compensation, this is an HDR of 6 images [-3,-2,-1,0,+1,+2] so that was included in it. I do know what you are referring to but I seldom use it as sunsets = HDR for me 99.9% of the time πŸ™‚

      March 23, 2012 at 9:15 am

      • In what program do you do your HDR. I’m just now starting to explore it.

        March 23, 2012 at 9:18 am

  8. Photomatix is King… all the others are a waste of time in my humble opinion. Any questions you have about it, just ask πŸ™‚ Even if you want, one day we can go grab a coffee at starbucks or something and I’ll show you how I go about them.

    March 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

  9. Stef

    I like the ‘twin suns’, they balance very well.

    March 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    • I admit that it was a pleasant accident πŸ™‚

      March 25, 2012 at 5:46 am

  10. very, very beatuful…:) good luck! πŸ™‚

    March 26, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  11. Art X Nullality

    This is a beautiful scene

    March 31, 2012 at 6:15 am

  12. This is an amazing image! Love everything about it.

    March 31, 2012 at 1:41 pm

  13. Great perspective! I too had such instances where just a few inches mattered to capture a good photograph!

    March 31, 2012 at 10:13 pm

  14. Yeah I really need to move. Your photos of Cali make me long to visit a place I really had no interest in seeing!

    April 5, 2012 at 7:06 am

  15. Beautiful shot. Love the house!

    April 13, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    • Thank you so much, I really appreciate it πŸ™‚

      April 13, 2012 at 1:25 pm