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At 11,000+ ft, the simple act of jumping out of the snow bus and snapping this shot winded me. At the point where my lungs could no longer keep pace with my legs, I turned for the shot. "Darn, I'm facing the sun", I thought. "Maybe I should position myself on the other side of the snow bus?", I pondered for 1/125th of a second...C-L-I-C-K..-.because there's warm coffee and O2 inside of the snowbus.
Uploaded: Feb, 05 2010 | Taken: Apr, 13 2009| Viewed: 31 times  | 8 votes
Camera:  Canon PowerShot G9 | Exposure 1/1600s, f4.3, ISO 80 | FLength: 7mm | SW: Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery 6.0.6001.18000

jacko1 - Feb, 05 2010 05:02pm
Nice shot but I think one of your eylashes may have fractured in the cold and stuck on the lens just forward of the snowcat:-)

gurneyp - Feb, 05 2010 07:02pm
It certainly looks that way, but the anomaly is actually a red flexible pole that marks the boundries of a snowmobile trail.

jacko1 - Feb, 05 2010 10:02pm
My apologies my friend, now I see it for what it is!

horourke - Feb, 06 2010 10:02am
what an extraordinary photo. Is that really the sun or a flash reflection. If it is the sun how did you get the light banace to show detail in the shadow?

gurneyp - Feb, 06 2010 01:02pm
Dear Horourke{s},
That's the Sun! Going against the teachings of Photography 101, I dare to point & click towards our most beloved star. I tried this before with luke-warm success:
This time around, the snow reflected/scattered the sun's light very well. I had to open up a few f-stops. I wonder if pointing a digital camera at a fireball could damage the camera's electronics over time.

horourke - Feb, 06 2010 03:02pm
Yes indeed you have demonstrated the difficulty and the solution with complete clarity. I would not worry about pixel fatigue or burning in or any other esotheric damage arising- I find cameras always get dropped or drowned long before electronic / media issues become a problem

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