Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ring Around the Sun

The other day my daughter called me from the dining room saying there was an upside down rainbow in the sky. This of course was something I just had to see. When I got to the window and looked out sure enough it looked like an upside down rainbow from our angle, but I quickly realized it was actually a ring around the sun. I couldn't pass up this photo opportunity so I promptly grabbed my camera and ran outside. Then I had to figure out how to take a picture of the sun without blowing out the image or burning my retinas.

I think it came out pretty cool. I love sun flares and am trying to get better at capturing them correctly. I've never tried taking a picture of the actual sun before so this was a challenge for me. I think I got it figured out though.

In other very cool news... Darcy, who blogs at Life With My 3 Boybarians announced the winners of last week's Sweet Shot Tuesday link up for Artistic Photo Canvas. I was one of the winners! I am in shock really. I never win giveaways. Thank you so much Darcy for hosting such a fun link up every week and having so many fun giveaways. And thank you APC for doing a giveaway on Darcy's blog. Now to figure out just what photo I want on a 16x20 gallery wrap.

If you haven't checked out Sweet Shot Tuesday, you should. It is a fun link up where anyone who takes pictures can link up their Sweet Shot for the week. You don't need a fancy camera or any real skill; you just need to take pictures with what you have. The best camera is the one you have at the moment you want to capture something, whether it is a DSLR, a point and shoot, a cell phone or even a lomography camera.

This post is linked to Sweet Shot Tuesday.


  1. That's just great! So pretty that upside down rainbow. :)

  2. You did a great job capturing the sun flare. I agree they can be tricky so well done.

  3. First of all, congrats on being a winner! My husband was a winner as well and I know where you're coming from - I was ecstatic for him.
    I love how your shot here. I haven't been able to figure out how to capture a sun flare on purpose. Someday I'll get it, though.


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