Sun Surveyor

I have photographed Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan under different light since its opening in year 2000. Fascinated by the intricate architecture and how sunlight interacts with the interior arches and stairs, I always enjoy walking around the huge mosque to look at the shadow play.

It was only recently, that I was able to quickly calculate the exact position and declination of the sun with a mobile Android app from location. At one of my favourite angles, the app projected a perfect sweet spot but only in six month’s time. The sun’s relative angle in the sky changes over seasons.

I waited and that moment arrived two days ago. However, there remains one unpredictable variable; the weather. Resulting picture in the next post.

Overlaid screenshots from Sun Surveyor app’s 3D and 2D view of the sun’s position over Wilayah Mosque. Satellite Imagery copyright Google Map.

Olympus OM-D, ISO 200, f11, 1/800 sec.

Sun Surveyor

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