Colors Of The Sun

 

As I did for the Moon, I collected images of the Sun to show how our atmosphere gives different colors and shapes.
In none of the images was used a filter, including the image of the eclipse filtered by the haze.
The suns chosen all have particularities donated by scattering and refraction: Mock Mirage, Omega Mirage, Deformation, jaggedness from atmospheric turbulence, multicolored solar disc and Green Flash.
In particular, sunspots can be seen in some suns and in some cases these too undergo the effects of refraction.
The suns that appear deformed are deformed because they are close to the horizon where the atmospheric density is concentrated.
The refraction therefore tends to crush the solar disk when it is close to the horizon. In particular, refraction modifies the vertical diameter of the solar disk but does not affect the horizontal diameter. For this reason, to bring all the suns with the same size into the composition, I took the horizontal diameter of each sun as a reference.
The suns have all been shot in Ragusa – Sicily (ITA)  in the last 6 years using various photographic equipment: canon sx 50/60 HS; Nikon Coolpix P100; Nikon D7100 and Sigma 150-600mm
The solar eclipse was taken from one of the peaks of the dolomites (Veneto- ITA)
The spiral shape allowed me to unify the two works (sun spiral and moon spiral) by composing a new symbolic image: a lemniscate.

 

Single Sun:

 

The spiral shape allowed me to unify the two works (sun spiral and moon spiral) by composing a new symbolic image: a lemniscate.

 

 

 

PRESS:

 

49 Photos of the Sun Arranged to Showcase Its Impressive Array of Warm Hues

 

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