Great ball of flame

Great ball of flame

Sunrise over Blarney a few days ago. There was a thin layer of cloud on the horizon that nicely blocked out much of the light of the sun allowing me to capture this early morning sun.

It’s amazing to think that the light we see takes 8 minutes to travel the immense distance between the Sun and Earth. What’s even more remarkable is the thousands of years a photon can spend zinging back and forth inside the Sun before emerging as heat and light.

Aperture ƒ/6.3
Camera Canon EOS 20D
Focal length 270mm
ISO 100
Shutter speed 1/320s




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    donG hO April 21, 2008

    amazing view of the sun. the sunlight expresses how complicated it is through this photo.

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    Bettythesheep April 21, 2008

    Really unusual sunrise, great photo.

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    Flickr: ihlphotography April 23, 2008

    Wonderful shot. One would imagine that this sunrise is an African sunrise somewhere in Tanzania or somewhere….

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    Flickr: Kieran McCarthy April 23, 2008

    great shot

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    Flickr: estgirl99 April 24, 2008

    awesome shot
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