The Green Flash
Last night I was on the beach again hoping for a stunning sunset. I was the only person on the entire beach with the exception of a keen surfer. As the sun passed below the horizon, I finally got a green solar flash! Green Flashes are optical phenomena that sometimes occur right before sunset or right after sunrise. When the conditions are right, a green spot is visible above the upper rim of the disk of the sun. The green appearance usually lasts for no more than a second or two.
I will often shoot a continuous burst just as the sun disappears in hopes of getting a green flash.Well, it finally paid off. I know this is nothing amazing to look at but when you have chased this phenomenon for over a year and you get one on camera, it’s pretty exciting!
Here’s a ‘flare’ shot and then another of the nice sunset that occurred just beforehand.