This was supposed to be a shot of trees in front of a setting Sun.
Sometimes, though, the unexpected can be photogenic.
During some planning shots, a man walking his dogunexpectedly crossed the ridge.
The result was so striking that, after cropping, it became the main shot.
The reason the Sun appears so large
is that the image was taken from about a kilometer away through a telephoto lens.
Scattering of blue light by the
Earth's atmosphere makes the bottom of the Sun appear slightly
more red that the top.
Also, if you look closely at
the Sun, just above the man's head, a large group of sunspots
The image was taken just last week in BadMergentheim, Germany.