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Winged Globe
Hong Kong, on Nov 29, 2003

This is a pinhole capture with slower shutter at 1/100 sec taken of the sun against a clear sky. Nice dust cloud complex included. Shot 10:30 AM 29 Nov 2003. My purpose of using the pinhole lens with Digital back is to eliminate glass lens surface flare artifacts. With the pinhole image there is no question of the authenticity of the captured personas. Mostly this is a personal reassurance exercise as the personas have been photographed by others before but I have no idea whether they are lens flare or not. The pinhole setup rules out the flare problem totally. This process is totally replicable by anyone with a digital DSR and the personas may be captured at any time of day for those who want a personal dose of certainty. The quality is OK for a pinhole [note second photo provided for comparison]. If the subject is centered resolution is acceptable.
If the building comes through the pinhole with such clarity and lack of distortion, then the Sun as a round ball should likewise! Here we have Wings, Surround Personas, and a lumpy Occulted Sun! Compare size and complexity to prior photo on Nov 23.