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Sergio Izquierdo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2004
 

Scene with the sun bigger


Hi... I have a question, I have seen scenes where there is a sunset, but the sun just seems bigger. How to you achieve this effect?

Thanks

Sergio


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11/9/2005 6:47:08 AM

 
Bob Fately   Well, beyond the optical illusion that the sun (and moon, for that matter) look larger when they're near the horzon, usually when you see shots with the disk appearing very large it's thanks to the use of a long telephoto lens, which not only does some magnification (duh) but also foreshortens the perspective between the disc and any buildings or trees int he foreground.


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11/9/2005 11:00:54 AM

 
Sergio Izquierdo
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/26/2004
  Thanks Bob :o)


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11/9/2005 11:08:18 AM

 
Howie Nordström
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/11/2005
  There's also the natural effect of increased light refraction as light travels through the increased atmospheric distance.


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11/9/2005 11:11:39 AM

 
Christopher Budny
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/3/2005
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  Depending on the quanity of clouds in the sky at the time, another possibility is the photographer shot 2 images, one zoomed in to get a bigger sun (disregarding the foreground) and then another for foreground... then married the bigger sun into the other pic. (I would imagine this would be hard to do if you had a cloud-heavy scene, vs a very even, neutral sky to play with.)


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11/9/2005 4:26:08 PM

 
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