Today between 15:00 and 15:15 (Pacific Time), the sun took on a golden appearance. We have finished eating a late lunch a few minutes ago and ‘Maw’ noticed the golden cast upon the cement of our backyard. I, of course, grabbed my camera and proceeded to take several photos at ‘normal’ range and zoomed up close. I tried taking one movie shot but didn’t want to waste space on the 256MB camera chip or battery of six-double AA.
In my mind’s eye, I imaged seeing a six-pointed effect of today’s afternoon sun based on one of my many photos. The above sample showed the usual sun’s rays but if y’all will notice the ‘corona’ looks bumpy, almost square, and not at all circular as my previous shots of the sun. I chose this photo because the auto-focus calculated the shot from the leaves of our trees in the backyard. My other photos didn’t flash and showed at least red spots forming a square around bright objects such as the sun.
Below is a photo taken from one movie shot. It includes a vertical purple line going through the sun and from top to bottom of the photo. I could only surmise that the camera itself produces these sort of ‘phenom’, which looks strikingly like another dedicated blogger’s photos, only mine are not concentric circles of various pink and purple colors in nature.
Also, the skies from the northern California fires have not cleared up all that much as seen in the above photo as brownish clouds with some blue skies barely showing up in the background.
I don’t know what to make of this afternoon’s golden glow from the sun. Earlier, I was asking ‘Paw’ what is the English equivalent to the Filipino word ‘hibi‘. He said, ‘It means ‘dried [baby] shrimp’. I was thinking of that cute, ‘small fry’ as in a small child from that photo, of course. So I made a connection of the celestial event with the up close face in this small way.
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