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P52-9-26 Technique - Sun Stars
Posted By: Tsukiouji, 09-07-2020, 01:16 AM

For Week 26 we will compose our shots using a special lighting technique to create Sun Stars. Basically, we will be including the sun as part of our composition using a high f/stop.

Your wide-angle lens at its smallest aperture can turn the sun into a star in your photos — fitting, since the sun actually is a star. The effect occurs because the tiny aperture diffracts the incoming light rays a lot. This diffraction causes the star effect. You can include the sun as a compositional.
9 Easy Special Effects, Shutterbug

More references:
Lens Tests: Fisheye - Sun Stars - Stefan Rohloff Photography

Photos for the Week #26 competition are to be taken between Sep 7, 2020 and Sep 13, 2020.

1. Anyone and everyone who is interested in eligible. The goal continues to be
have fun and share comments, concepts, insights, and techniques with fellow
2. Each week will feature a Theme and Sub-concept for you to explore.
3. Post your single picture in Project 52-9 thread for the week. Explain what
motivated you to take the picture and/or how you feel it represents the weekly
4. Some post-processing is OK (adjusting white balance, exposure, color
saturation), but let's try to stay away from heavily PP'ed images here. Try to
keep the creativity to photographic techniques and the captures themselves.
5. Since this project is about technique, and not camera, shots taken by non Pentax cameras are allowed.
Cameras may be SLRs, DSLRs, Point & Shoot, Medium Format, et cetera. But no phones, please.
6. There is one “Theme Concept” labeled “black and white,” but feel free to post
black and white, sepia, monotone, etc., for any of the other themes.
7. The picture you post should be taken during the week in which the theme is
active to be eligible for judging.
8. Any picture taken from thread start date to listed closing date is acceptable.
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Through the leaves. Quick shot during a break in the clouds this morning. Rain forecast locally for the next four days.

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Great entry Don!
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Project 52: Sunstars
Stopped down to create a starburst effect to make the sun look more like the star that it is.
Pentax K-1 mII, M28f3.5 at f16 or so


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