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06.11.12         photography  

Photographers Case Study: Why the Sun "Spikes"


Had a great shoot Saturday night up at Haleakala Volcano. Something I just cannot seem to get enough of is the amazing opportunities to shoot the sun. Something I noticed right off was that when I first set up, the sun was "spiking". I found this a little irritating because I like to see the round edge of the sun in these types of shots:
1/160, f22, 100 - Canon 5Diii , Canon 24-70 2.8L

No Matter how I recomposed the camera, the sun spikes were still there. Then I remembered that it happens under certain conditions.

Here is what I was going for:
1/4000, 5.6, 100

Why do you think Sun Spikes appear? (Look at the camera settings).

Here are a couple more of my favorites from the day:

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