Tuesday, July 22, 2008

IR Touch The Sun

IR Touch The Sun, originally uploaded by MonkeyPaw2u.

How close can you get to the sun before you burn up?

This was shot testing a new Infrared Filter I picked up last week. The filter is a Hoya R72 58mm Lens Filter. The cost was $45 dollars (which included shipping). Now I have to figure out how to use it properly.

The filter blocks out 99% of visible light. So unless your subject is extremely lit, like the sun, you will have to set your exposure to 15 seconds or more to get any detail. Because I was shooting directly at the sun the shutter fired at 1/320th of a second.

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