Photo Essay

This Is The Sun

One of the first things I learned about photography -- after becoming the proud owner of a Kodak Instamatic 25 plastic camera when I was about nine -- was not to shoot directly into the sun.

Sometimes, that's definitely a good thing to remember. But many of the fun things in life seem to be about breaking the rules.

(P.S.: I am once again indebted to Llorenç Rosanes, who not only put me on to the idea of presenting my sun-glare images together, but also of taking more of these than I would probably normally be doing).

VOTE: Do you like this story?

Tell a friend about this story!

Tell a friend about this story!

  1. or

Hi there!

thought you might like this story!

—The JPG team

9 responses

  • Brian Betteridge

    Brian Betteridge gave props (12 Nov 2009):

    cool series and a fun idea. the lens flares make interesting shapes. well done.

  • Simon Kossoff

    Simon Kossoff (Deleted) said (13 Nov 2009):

    This is a wonderful collection - great essay!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2009):

    Nice essay

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne said (17 Nov 2009):

    Thank you, Brian, Simon and Jean Pierre!

  • markus zundel

    markus zundel gave props (22 Nov 2009):

    super essay and shots

  • Lise Utne

    Lise Utne said (8 Jan 2010):

    Thanks, Markus; much appreciated!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (29 Jan 2010):

    yes, wonderful essay.... the child in all of us.. exposed

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (16 Jun 2010):

    Sweet light..RAD for sure !!!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (17 Jun 2010):

    Very well done Lise you have my vote.

Want to leave a comment? Log in or sign up!