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I enjoy the technical challenge of shooting into the sun and creating images like this.

Humor me!

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lizab on November 10, 2012

It's a wonderful shot, i like!!


David Brown Photogra… on November 11, 2012

Thank you Lizab

You are very right Ian - I love this park. Its a ten mile drive but we always see heron and kingfisher and get to talk to lots of anglers. I can sit for hours on an old log by the bank (as long as I have my camera, of course).

Many thanks - Jethro

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on November 11, 2012

What a beautiful night shot!


This photo is amazing!


David Brown Photogra… on November 11, 2012

Good guess Gyöngyi but this time, it is the sun!


It is before sunset.

Many thanks - Jethro

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on November 11, 2012


ÓÓÓ :))

Sorry :)

David Brown Photogra… on November 11, 2012

Hahaha.... don't worry. I keep you guessing!


Many thanks - J

Patty Arsenault on November 12, 2012

Very nice, Jethro. I really like the sun. Very well done! like



David Brown Photogra… on November 12, 2012

Its all not quite as punchy as I'd like but it makes the point I guess.


Its been sunny and warm here today! Perfect fall weather Patty

Best wishes - Jethro

david g Johnson on November 13, 2012

Here begineth the humor....Jethro....A smack on picture.../...According to 'Herb'....shooting into the sun can be known as.. 'contre-jour'....(I had to look up..what it meant).....yes...I too enjoy this style...it brings out good contrast and as in your picture here..illuminates foreground detail....Dj.

David Brown Photogra… on November 13, 2012

Thank you David I like to think of mine differently. With Contre-jour there is a loss of detail.... I am trying to reflect the sun as it really is, just another star in the sky!


Maybe juts a wee bit closer!

Keep smiling - Jethro

Don Z on November 13, 2012

Beautiful shot!!
Best regards, Don Z.

Randy Hall on November 13, 2012

Nice shot Jethro. I really like how you added the sun (effect).

David Brown Photogra… on November 14, 2012

Thank you Don

Randy WHAT! ADDED! :o)

I am really into shooting into the sun right now. I have a lens with lots of blades on it aperture and I love to pull the colors out of the RAW file and get these star bursts. So while I know what you mean about adding the sunburst - this am de real ting!

Stay smiling my friends - Jethro

Rosalyn Hilborne on November 14, 2012

No humouring Jethro...it really is good! Like.

Cheers, Rosa.

David Brown Photogra… on November 14, 2012


Many thanks Rosa - I enjoy doing these and when someone (like you) says they like it.... that's a bonus.

Many thanks - Jethro

Unda J. on November 22, 2012

its great picture indeed! and i am totally with you here, i have few shots like this myself. if you where lucky enough to get the angle right the shots come out realy pretty like this one. keep 'em coming! :)

Alireza Javaheri on November 26, 2012
  • Beautiful scenery! Fine shot! - LIKE! - Greetings - A-J
David Brown Photogra… on November 27, 2012

Thank you Unda - they are enjoyable aren't they?

Thank you A-J

Best wishes - Jethro

skida on December 28, 2012

That worked well, Jethro. It's lovely. I would be scared in case the sun frazzled the sensor!


David Brown Photogra… on January 2, 2013


I'm not sure how likely that is. I am/was an Electronics Engineer and that gives me license to be stupid in matters like these.

Thanks for the compliment however!

Best wishes for 2013 - Jethro

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  • Uploaded on November 10, 2012
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    by David Brown Photogra…
    • Taken on 2012/11/09 16:37:34
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 10.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/22.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO320
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash