Beautifully detailed photographs of the sun taken from a backyard in Buffalo

Solar activity

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sun photo

credit: Alan Friedman

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Friedman states, "My photographs comprise a solar diary, portraits of a moment in the life of our local star...The raw material for my work is black and white and often blurry. As I prepare the pictures, color is applied and tonality is adjusted to better render the features. It is photojournalism of a sort. The portraits are real, not painted. Aesthetic decisions are made with respect for accuracy as well as for the power of the image."