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Old Jul 9, 2013, 1:08 AM   #1
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Another odd one. I goof around shooting into the sun. Never quite know what to expect. This one I also ran it through Picassa for the cross processing effect.


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Old Jul 9, 2013, 3:44 AM   #2
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I was told that shooting directly into the sun is bad for the sensor.
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More importantly it can be bad for your eyes, especially with a camera with an optical view finder. It can burn your eyes. So shooting with a point-and-shoot without an optical view finder reduces the chance of looking at the sun directly.

Also can be bad for the sensor if everything lines up.

But I don't mind subjecting my point-and-shoots to stuff like this rather than my dSLRs.
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Interesting shot, would have like to seen more of the couple in the picture.
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Thanks for the input! Greatly appreciated. I'll have to keep that in mind.

This one was a quick test. This was just before lunch. That's my wife and her mum walking towards the sun. I saw the sun and wondered if I could get a capture with the sun just clipping the building. I got a couple of shots off, but liked this one with the sun also hitting their hair and separating them from the shadows.

This shot I was at a slight disadvantage as I was carrying my youngest in my left arm while grabbing my Fuji XP50 from my pocket with my free hand and trying to find an angle to get the sun. <grin>
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