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Sunrise Sun
Colorado, on May 12, 2003

I took 5 photos this morning [May 12] at sunrise at my home North of Denver. We’ve had cloudy skies since the Golden sighting. The time was about 5:50 AM and I took all the photos approximately 2 minutes apart (I don’t wear a watch). I didn’t allow the camera enough time to automatically adjust for the first 3 photos and they are pretty washed out so I didn’t send them. The camera is a Concord EyeQ Duo 2000 with 2.0 mega pixel, I used the 1600 x 1200 resolution. I did not see anything while I took the photos, however it is a bit difficult to stare at the sun too long. I also did not originally see anything when I first loaded the photos on the computer. But, when I adjusted the midtones on these two photos to the lower end of the scale an image (second sun) popped out at me. I was using PhotoImpression 2000 to enhance the photos. The image is to the left of the sun and about 60 degrees toward the vertical. In my midtone adjusted photos the “second sun” is almost the diameter of the sun and is approximately 10 sun diameters away for the sun. The image also moved slightly between the 2 pictures. Please take a look at these two photos and let me know what you think.
Mark, in Colorado

I adjusted the contrast and bias on your image to really bring out the spot you are talking about and I have to say it looks pretty impressive. Does not appear to be a sundog or a reflection poking through any clouds as the sky appears to be very clear. I can't say for sure that it is not a lens reflection but does not really seem to fit that bill.