Location: Bass Lake, Moses H. Cone Memorial Park, Milepost 294
The sun illuminates the rising mist from the surface of Bass Lake.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8
Focal Length: 16mm
How I Got This Shot: One “secret” about shooting into the sun is to use your LCD display rather than the viewfinder. This allows you to explore various compositions at your leisure without the nasty side effect or blindness.
The sun was extremely low in the sky. This photo was captured just as it had crest the treeline. To get the sharp spikey bits on the sun, use a relatively small aperture. Here, I used f/16. Experiment to see how aperture affects the spikey bits. By the way, this effect can be recreated with other light sources.
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