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A Gold Rush (Titled by Dave)

What an amazing sunrise this was. This photo was actually taken by my good friend Dave McGillion. He sent it to me and said he would love to see it on Flickr. Here is Dave's description of the photo........

I took this shot at 7:15a.m up at Stoney Lake, Ontario (Oct. 7th, 2006). I was actually just getting up with my daughter Krista, and was wowed by the sight glaring back at me through the front sliding door windows. At the time, with my naked eye, I couldn't really make out the definition of the sun (or anything else out there) because the dense morning fog dissolved the light so much it was really just a golden aura not five feet from where I stood.

I picked up my Canon SD450 and, without much forethought, snapped a shot using the basic Auto mode settings (no Flash). This is the precise result. No changes were made to enhance this picture.

What this shot captured is simply amazing. The form of the sun is clearly present and, I have to say, the largest orb of light I have ever seen. Its incredible what the eye of a camera can capture that a human eye can not...

Just for size comparison, the distance from where I stood to the other side of the bay is maximum 125~150 yards. Looking into the water directly on the other side, you can make out the reflection of another cottage to give you an idea of how huge the sun was that morning.

  

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Taken on October 7, 2006