Chasing the Equatorial Sun
Shooting sunrises and sunsets in Tenerife. And in this looking for an establishing shot with the right mix of flare, silhoutte and ambient landscape.
We took a mixed bag of glass: Zeiss/Arri Ultraprimes and a Duclos 11-16mm... but it was with the Angenieux 45-120 that we best found the look. This zoom rendered strong warm flares with the lenses signature element array streaking across the frame.
The sun at the Equator has its most accelerated rise and fall... so the zoom had an added advantage in the rapid execution and movement between frames.
The sun is also at its hardest on the Equator, as in March this latitude traces the Sun's path across the earths surface. So it has the least atmospheric diffusion... the most direct penetration of the Earth's atmosphere.
The Epics HDR mode was enormously useful in dealing with this impressive burning through the landscape... keeping some level of highlight detail in frame while allowing for a more sympathetic base exposure in the landscape.