APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

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APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby APOD Robot » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:06 am

Image Man, Dog, Sun

Explanation: This was supposed to be a shot of trees in front of a setting Sun. Sometimes, though, the unexpected can be photogenic. During some planning shots, a man walking his dog unexpected crossed the ridge. The result was so striking that, after cropping, it became the main shot. The reason the Sun appears so large is that the image was taken from about a kilometer away through a telephoto lens. Scattering of blue light by the Earth's atmosphere makes the bottom of the Sun appear slightly more red that the top. Also, if you look closely at the Sun, just above the man's head, a large group of sunspots is visible. The image was taken just last week in Bad Mergentheim, Germany.

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby owlice » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:58 am

What a lovely shot!
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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby Boomer12k » Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:13 am

Very nice... makes a winter day look WARM...

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby ozalba » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:12 am

"The reason the Sun appears so large is that the image was taken from about a kilometer away through a telephoto lens." Wow! Did Jens use any sort of heat filter...?

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby Case » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:33 am

APOD Robot wrote:Sometimes, though, the unexpected can be photogenic.

Serendipity. One of my art teachers introduced me to the term, way back in 1993. Be ready for it to happen and embrace it when you find it (or it finds you), the “let it go” for control freaks.

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby De58te » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:34 am

IS that title right with the commas? Judging by the oversized sun, shouldn't it be Sun dog, man, and his dog?

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby saturno2 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:38 pm

Interesting image

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby Chris Peterson » Tue Apr 11, 2017 2:39 pm

Case wrote:
APOD Robot wrote:Sometimes, though, the unexpected can be photogenic.

Serendipity. One of my art teachers introduced me to the term, way back in 1993. Be ready for it to happen and embrace it when you find it (or it finds you), the “let it go” for control freaks.

I shoot about 2000 images a week. People think I'm a good photographer, but there's no denying a large element of serendipity. They don't usually see the 99% of images that I don't consider worth showing!
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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby Mactavish » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:25 pm

2,000 a week! Sure . . with a digital camera. My first photos were with a hand-me-down folding camera that used 116 roll film. I had to save up enough money to buy a roll of film, black and white of course, and got eight shots on a roll. Then, took the film to the drug store to get it developed. That cost more money. My eagerly awaited results usually took four or five days to get returned. Later I learned to develop my own. Now, many years later, I too have a digital camera. What a relief! I can appreciate the efforts of people like Weston, Steichen, Adams, Karsh and many other great photographers who did it without digital. Today’s APOD is a beauty! My complements to Jens Hackmann.

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby Steve Dutch » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:32 pm

ozalba wrote:"The reason the Sun appears so large is that the image was taken from about a kilometer away through a telephoto lens." Wow! Did Jens use any sort of heat filter...?


When the sun is that low, it can generally be shot safely without filtering.

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby Chris Peterson » Tue Apr 11, 2017 4:41 pm

Steve Dutch wrote:
ozalba wrote:"The reason the Sun appears so large is that the image was taken from about a kilometer away through a telephoto lens." Wow! Did Jens use any sort of heat filter...?


When the sun is that low, it can generally be shot safely without filtering.

Heck, the Sun can be shot unfiltered at noon if it's done with a handheld camera (if you use a tripod, you could burn a hole in the shutter or damage the image sensor).
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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby FrankieBaby » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:28 pm

Is that dog pooping? 8-)

just wondering...

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby BDanielMayfield » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:23 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Steve Dutch wrote:
ozalba wrote:"The reason the Sun appears so large is that the image was taken from about a kilometer away through a telephoto lens." Wow! Did Jens use any sort of heat filter...?


When the sun is that low, it can generally be shot safely without filtering.

Heck, the Sun can be shot unfiltered at noon if it's done with a handheld camera (if you use a tripod, you could burn a hole in the shutter or damage the image sensor).


Did y'all miss ozalba's joke? It's based on the fact that this APOD's explanation states:
APOD Robot wrote:The reason the Sun appears so large is that the image was taken from about a kilometer away through a telephoto lens.


It reads like the Sun is only "about a kilometer away" from the intrepid photographer :!: :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby Chris Peterson » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:10 pm

BDanielMayfield wrote:Did y'all miss ozalba's joke?

I reckon so... although the replies are still reasonable.
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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby nix » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:28 pm

Gorgeous shot! Kudos to the photographer for scraping the original plan for this one. And glad the man decided to take this path that day.

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby rstevenson » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:12 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Case wrote:
APOD Robot wrote:Sometimes, though, the unexpected can be photogenic.

Serendipity. One of my art teachers introduced me to the term, way back in 1993. Be ready for it to happen and embrace it when you find it (or it finds you), the “let it go” for control freaks.

I shoot about 2000 images a week. People think I'm a good photographer, but there's no denying a large element of serendipity. They don't usually see the 99% of images that I don't consider worth showing!

Henri Cartier-Bresson is justly famous for capturing on film the precise moment that distills a scene. It was almost miraculous that he always seemed to shoot at just that moment. Few people realize he shot 30 to 50 rolls of film a day when he was on assignment. For every one of his Decisive Moment photos, there were thousands of others that never got past the contact print stage.

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby Mikeoforlando@yahoo.com » Wed Apr 12, 2017 1:25 am

This picture should be captioned : A German Shepherd steals the show.

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby ozalba » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:44 am

BDanielMayfield wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
Steve Dutch wrote:
When the sun is that low, it can generally be shot safely without filtering.

Heck, the Sun can be shot unfiltered at noon if it's done with a handheld camera (if you use a tripod, you could burn a hole in the shutter or damage the image sensor).


Did y'all miss ozalba's joke? It's based on the fact that this APOD's explanation states:
APOD Robot wrote:The reason the Sun appears so large is that the image was taken from about a kilometer away through a telephoto lens.


It reads like the Sun is only "about a kilometer away" from the intrepid photographer :!: :lol2:

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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby neufer » Wed Apr 12, 2017 12:01 pm

    A Midsummer Night's Dream > Act V, scene I
THESEUS: This is the greatest error of all the rest: the man
    should be put into the lanthorn. How is it else the
    man i' the moon?
Moonshine: All that I have to say, is, to tell you that the
    lanthorn is the moon; I, the man in the moon; this
    thorn-bush, my thorn-bush; and this dog, my dog.
DEMETRIUS: Why, all these should be in the lanthorn; for all
    these are in the moon.
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Re: APOD: Man, Dog, Sun (2017 Apr 11)

Postby Guest » Wed May 03, 2017 10:40 am

The guy who took the photo is my cousin and I am so proud of him.....keep up the good work!

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