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Hour long exposure of the sun

I'm attempting to do a shot without causing damage to my camera...A hour long exposure of a sunset. I've have used two pieces of welder's glass and got this shot. It caused a purple haze over a good ...
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Is there a way to determine if photo was taken at sunrise or sunset? [duplicate]

When I look at photos of sunrise respectively sunset and do not know the cardinal direction I'm not able to identify if this photo was taken on sunrise or sunset. So I ask myself the question is there ...
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Are there any mobile applications that calculate sunrise/sunset based on location?

Do you know a mobile application that would: calculate sunrise/sunset/twilight time calculate moonrise/moonset/moonphase would do that based on the location from internal GPS module There are good ...
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How to adjust sunrise and sunset times according to altitude?

At high altitudes, the sun disappears earlier and appears later than at sea level. This question asks for how does light differs in such case but does not address the when. How can I calculate the ...
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How do I photograph the sunset without damaging my camera?

This applies to the Sony NEX-5R, and the iPhone 5S. I want to shoot a timelapse of the sunset. The Sony manual says not to point it at the sun. Other questions on photo.SE agree with that advice, but ...
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How to capture sunset sky with a low-end point and shoot camera?

My camera is a Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ1. I made a very quick decision buying this camera. I was amazed due to its 10x zoom and its amazing Image stabilizer. And of course by its low price. But after ...
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How to post-process underexposed sunset images?

I am a beginner, given an advice to underexpose when shooting sunsets. I did, and, well, what was underexposed, kind of looks underexposed. Can I tease out any more out of my material? My camera does ...
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How can you tell when a sunset is going to be spectacular?

I have a spot that I like to take sunset pictures. I find that the most spectacular moments last for only maybe 5-10 minutes. What I would like to do is know about a half hour before that a sunset is ...
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Can one tell, just by looking at a picture, if it's a sunset or a sunrise?

I was wondering, is there any inherent difference between a still of a sunset and one of a sunrise, if you have no further context? That is, without knowing the time when the picture was taken, where ...
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What's different about photographing at sunrise vs. sunset?

I usually get better light at sunrise (compared to sunset). I do though hate to wake up early in the morning to use that light ;) What are the biggest differences between sunrise and sunset?
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What is “golden hour”?

I've heard that as a photographer, I should be taking advantage of time near sunset and sunrise called "golden hour". When exactly is golden hour? Why is it important in photography? What is the ...
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Sunrise and sunset photography with a small digital camera

I have a new camera (Panasonic TZ 30) and I am a relatively inexperienced photographer. I will shortly be doing a journey as tourist at the famous monolith, Uluru in Central Australia. I was thinking ...
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Where is it best to meter for sunrise and sunsets?

I can never get nice silhouettes and appropriate exposures for sunrise and sunset. How should I meter for this?
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Does fog enhance the colours during dawn and dusk?

So I was off work one day when the sun was going down, and it was foggy (but clear without much clouds) and I noticed that the setting sun coloured the entire sky with a wide range of shades of ...
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How can a sunset photo have pink and purple colors?

I was browsing, and found this gem, which has distinct hues of pink and purple. I am curious so as to how the photo has shades that it has. Was it edited later? Do such colors really occur while the ...
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How do you make the most stunning sunrise and sunset photos?

I've been lucky on a few occasions, but I often struggle with capturing awesome sunsets. What can I do to remove the element of luck and get more consistent results? Additionally, is it possible to ...