Stainless Steel Sunburst

A few days ago on my walk to the North Conway station where I work, I made this sunrise sunburst of Conway Scenic’s Budd Vista Dome Rhonda Lee.

The secret to making this type of photo is manually selecting a very small aperture (in this case f22) with a wide-angle lens (16mm in this case), while allowing the sun to intersect a dark area (station roof).

It is also helpful to have a relatively dark sky, in this situation against a polarized winter sky.

I’ve made good use of this effect over the last few months where stark winter weather has given me plenty of opportunities for sunburst.

Incidentally, this image was made without the benefit (or detraction) of external filters. Nor was it substantially modified in post processing.

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