Dont look at the sun…

We all know not to look at the sun, particularly not through a telelens… I know not to do so by experience, but I’ll leave that story for another day.

Our star is not only the provider of all the energy available to us, indeed the provider of all life as we know it, it also represents the photo in photograph.

A transit of the Moon across the face of the Sun, as seen by the STEREO sattelite (NASA/STEREO)

A transit of the Moon across the face of the Sun, as seen by the STEREO sattelite (NASA/STEREO)

Boston Globe’s The Big Picture has a feature on this remarkable star. (It’s safe to look at pictures).

Random photograph #2

My local cemetary currently features all the colors of nature. How about yours? Feel free to leave a comment with your best fall photo. 50mm 1.4, 3-shot HDR merge via Photoshop CS4 and Photomatix Pro 3.0. Photo: Mathias Vejerslev. Click for larger version.

Random photograph #1

Once in a while I’ll be presenting a photograph and accompanying anecdote here on my blog, for your enjoyment (and hopefully I’ll be getting some critique and questions as well). Most often these will be my own photos – out of copyright concerns.

Mathias Vejerslev. Click to embiggen.

Cruising Copenhagen Harbour in a small wooden boat with a couple of friends. Photo taken after sunset, leaning back over the railing of a rocky boat. Shot as a JPG, this image required quite a bit of photoshop color balancing to come to life. 50mm 1.4 @ 1/125 f/2.8, ISO 800. Photo: Mathias Vejerslev. Click to embiggen.