What happened to the sun?

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  1. GooseEgg

    GooseEgg TPF Noob!

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    I shot this the other day, and I don't understand what happened to the sun. It showed up like that in most of the shots I took that day.

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  2. Roy Hubbard

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    I'm not sure of the answer, but that looks like a flying saucer :er:
     
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    Looks like a sun to me. Maybe the sun was having some crazy solar flairs or something was changing with it the day you took those pics
     
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    I agree it looks pretty crazy! Out of all the shots this was the worst one. It is visible in the others, just not near as bad.
     
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    Makes me hungry for sunny side eggs! Had the sun do that exactly in Haiti. If I can find the shot I will post it here as well. I kinda like that effect to be honest.
     
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    It's the sun overloading your CCD. Some ccd's give the opposite effect and give a dark or black pancake, others are black with small white centre, and some like yours, white flat centre.
     
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    Thanks y'all, and to fastr1red: what exactly is the CCD, and do you know how I could avoid this in the future?
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    usually when you take pics of the sun, doesnt it come up as a black dot?
     
  10. GooseEgg

    GooseEgg TPF Noob!

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    Josh that makes sense, it is really over exposed. and I have taken several pictures of the sun and never had it show up as a black dot.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yup, it looks like it's just overloading your sensor (digital film).
     
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    I can't explain why but from my observations, CCD blooming is more pronounced if the bright light source falls at the near corners of the frame (sensor).
     

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