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Inspired by the discussion of the Solar Eclipse thread, here are some sun shots from Northern Norway. Toward the end of a beautiful day in Nyksund, a 5min walk from the house, my brother in typical posture: #1 We set up at the light house: #2 First some quick handheld shots - stretching the arm, the live view and small size of the AW1 helped me digging the camera into the ground out at the edge of the drop-off into the sea to get a low enough angle, with AFS 50mm f/1.8 G on FT1. #3a However the aperture was not fully open, and the diaphragm is not that round even on this vintage of lens. Nothing that a little cheating cannot fix though: #3b This was one of those 'do not do this at home' shots: The AW-1 was prefocused with the sun out of the frame, and the the sun brought into the frame for a short moment to get the shot hopefully without burning the sensor. Even with the sun that low on the horizon and into to some ocean fog/mist, it was too bright to be too comfortable about it. For the following series shot on a tripod, a similar technique was used, with the rig swung into position for each shot for a fraction of a second. #4 The green flash - here distouched from the sun: #5 - #7 Here is the setup at location with my AW1 mounted to the right with AF 300mm/f4 +TC-14E. Note that the lens is not pointing directly at the sun, only swung into position for a fraction of a second - it took no harm of this treatment. My brother with his Pentax 300mm to his eye at the left - he still has his eyesight. :-) #8
Yesterday was a stormy day in Nyksund, Northern Norway. This small place is located in Vesterålen, north of Lofoten, and has in later years grown from a ghost town to a small cultural center. First a view of the road that has to be passed to get here, we are looking back east toward Myre: #1 Rough seas (please view large): #2 This splash is probably about 5m tall. I wish a had a scale, but the cormorants had wisely left the rocks: #3 #4 Today was quieter, even with some clear sky at the end of the day: #5 Finally a post card view of Nyksund seen from the mountain peak Nyken on a nice summer day last year. The location explains the rough seas: "A place where no one would think that anyone could live". #6