Sunbursts

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I spent the last hour of daylight today in Tower Grove Park trying to compose a decent picture with a sunburst in it. If you search the web for how to get the effect they all say the same thing — it’s easy. Well, it is easy, all you need is a small point of intense light, like the sun peeking behind a tree, and have the aperture closed fairly tightly. The difficult part is composing a picture to get the scene you want with the small point of light where you want it. It’s tricky, but I thought I did pretty well with this image. Here I was taking a picture of two small trees filled with yellow flowers that were glowing from the sunlight. The man in the blue hoodie just happened to walk by at the right moment. I like it because the perspective is fairly warped — the trees are much smaller than they appear.  

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