Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Is this for real?

Charles River, Boston

When I clicked the picture, first I thought my camera lens had some dust particle at that sopt. Then took the picture of the sun from various angles. Still the black spot persisted in the center of the Sun. The spot grew bigger and bigger...

Is this just an optical illusion(effect) or is it for real? Or was it just my shitty camera, with a wasted lens :-P
And yaa, btw this is not the first time I'm taking a picture of the bright Sun with my camera!
It set me pondering...

15 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is most likely due to the excess of light at the center of the sun.

9:30 PM, July 25, 2006  
Blogger Vikas said...

CAn't really think of any possible explanation for the black spot...its definitely nothing to do with sun, its too round and you have already tried changing the angle which shows it is not dust on sensor or the lens or even dead pixels in the camera!

Beautiful reflection in the water !!

where are the other pictures?

3:54 AM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Kaushal said...

Really nice pic...!

However, technically 'tried various angles', that's just irrelevant..meaning the earth as a whole is too small for the sun to have an angle...so the tiny camera doesnt matter..sun is too big for it..;) to have any movement...

Another possible explanation, it could be some planet which happened to be between earth & sun at that time..however, we would have read about it in newspapers or elsewhere...!

Anyways, amazing pic..

8:15 PM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

@anonymous: Could be... not sure

@Vikas: I cudnt think of one either :-P
Thanx :-)
Not many beautiful ones... but I guess u saw a few

@Kaushal: Diff angles I meant- I thot my cam lens had a dust particle at a particular position. But changed the positoning of the Sun on the frame... but the spot still persisted in the center of the Sun

8:55 PM, July 26, 2006  
Blogger Tejas K said...

It can be an advertising balloon. those filled with gas.

you can see the reflection of that thing in the water,small black spots on the waves.

10:47 AM, July 27, 2006  
Blogger Tejas K said...

did you try to click another pic by any chance after this?

just curious,
tejas

10:48 AM, July 27, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

@tejas k: I clicked several pics after/before this. I dont think the balloon wud've been at the center of the Sun for abt an hr. :-P
And also if it were the balloon, sure the reflection wud've been there...

10:53 AM, July 27, 2006  
Blogger SumEDh said...

dharti maa ne...apne SUN (son) ko teri nazaar na lage...isliye kajal lagaya hoga :P

I know...bad one!!!
par kya karu...main kabhi nahi sudhroonga naa

11:06 AM, July 27, 2006  
Blogger Tejas K said...

its one of these balloons http://www.giantadvertisingblimps.com/generic2.html
they dont move.


and what i meant was did you click photos of anything else other than sun with the camera.. just to be sure there is nothing wrong with the lense

more curious now,
tejas

12:35 PM, July 27, 2006  
Blogger SAL said...

@tejas: yes I did click many other pics.
for e.g. http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/~sksonpal/Pics/CharlesBoston.JPG

I made sure my lens was clean & clear & had not other faults :-P

5:15 PM, July 27, 2006  
Blogger AnoN_Sol said...

well here is a plausible explanation...
sometimes u see what u want to see...no matter thru which lens it is...:)
so may be u wanted to see something in between something (a sandwich perhaps...:D)...think of wat u were thinking at that time and maybe u will find the answer...

later.

8:02 PM, July 27, 2006  
Anonymous Sarang said...

It was probably a sunspot ...
check out more info abt sunspots on http://www.spaceweather.com
u can check if any of it was visible from ur area when to took the snap ...

google (sunspot/black spot on sun) to see more caps ...

12:11 AM, July 28, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think its because of the CCD which is used to capture the image. If the intensity of light is higher that what it could sustain, then it will just over shoot the limit to store the value. long story short, its is just a interger value overshoot. so anything brighter than white is black.

7:45 PM, July 28, 2006  
Blogger gIftoFwIngs said...

alien :D

10:07 AM, July 30, 2006  
Blogger Ameen Budhwani said...

Nice pic...and equally amazing sight of the balck spot...seems like the center of the sun must be radiating too much energy for the camera to capture and as the camera could not bear the intensity of the light it registered that part as unrecognizable intensity which is usually denoted by the balckness that u see...
Very fundu concept ;-P...Just did giving some bizarre analysis

9:35 PM, July 30, 2006  

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