Sun Marble
Photographed by Fred Lusk on July 18, 2004
From Courtright Reservoir, Fresno County, CA
 
Description:
When it was time to leave Courtright that Sunday morning, there were still a few shots left on this roll. So, I decided to "burn them off" by taking some photos of the Sun. Unfortunately (or so I thought), the Sun was covered by thin cirrus clouds. As it turns out, the clouds turned the Sun blue and gave it a mottled appearance. The end result is a pleasingly unique view of the Sun. This photo is yet more proof that weather can sometimes (even often) enhance a photograph.
 
Imaging Camera:
Olympus OM-4T (35 mm SLR)
 
Imaging Scope/Lens:
Celestron C5+ SCT (1250 mm FL, f/10) w/ Baader Solar Filter
 
Mount/Tripod:
Celestron C5+ single fork arm with integrated wedge
 
Guide Scope/Camera:
None
 
Exposure Details:
Film: Kodak EliteChrome 200. Exposure 1/250s.

 
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