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Jul 11, 2007 19:21 |  #1

Hey guys,

This is my first post outside the motorsports section. I decided it was time to try my hand at shooting into the sun, and this is what I came up with. I was having troubles mating ambient with flash, but it was a good learning experience none the less.

C&C welcomed.

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Jul 11, 2007 20:08 |  #2

I like the second photo. Amazing shot!


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Jul 11, 2007 20:53 |  #3

Obviously I like No.1 as it reminds me of where I came from (that's why I returned to my previous avatar). However, I'm guessing it's either from around Lethbridge or somewhere in MB (judging by the crop on the right).

The flash certainly picked out the RR Xing sign, but IMO it's not needed because to anyone that lives there, the simple "X" is an icon in itself.

You've certainly captured the feeling of stillness and quietness of the prairie landscape. I'm going back in August, and this is one of the types of images I want to capture.

I'm surprised at at well controlled the sun is - any tips other than the EXIF?


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Jul 11, 2007 21:51 |  #4

Well done both are good, the second one is almost surreal!

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Jul 12, 2007 09:44 |  #5

Arizonad54 wrote in post #3528212external link
I like the second photo. Amazing shot!

Thanks Arizonad54. I appreciate it.




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Jul 12, 2007 09:50 |  #6

Glenn NK wrote in post #3528415external link
Obviously I like No.1 as it reminds me of where I came from (that's why I returned to my previous avatar). However, I'm guessing it's either from around Lethbridge or somewhere in MB (judging by the crop on the right).

The flash certainly picked out the RR Xing sign, but IMO it's not needed because to anyone that lives there, the simple "X" is an icon in itself.

You've certainly captured the feeling of stillness and quietness of the prairie landscape. I'm going back in August, and this is one of the types of images I want to capture.

I'm surprised at at well controlled the sun is - any tips other than the EXIF?

Thanks Glenn. The photos were taken near Wallaceburg Ontario. Lots of farming around here, and almost prairie-ish. As far as the flash on the sigh goes, it was necessary because with out it it would have been alost dark because I was exposing for the sky. For tips, all i did was try to expose for the sky, then keep playing with flash output until I was happy with the result. If I were to do a shot like this again, I would have to give a remote flash a try. The 2nd photo my flash was set to full power.




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Jul 12, 2007 09:51 |  #7

kenyc wrote in post #3528778external link
Well done both are good, the second one is almost surreal!

KAC

Thanks Ken.




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Jul 12, 2007 10:15 |  #8

I like both images but I am partial to the second image because it is the type of image that I would have tried to create. Great work!


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Jul 12, 2007 10:25 |  #9

I love the second image... :)


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Jul 12, 2007 10:55 |  #10

Very nicely done....there's soooo much to learn.


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Jul 12, 2007 11:13 |  #11

Excellent shots!! Great colors on #1! Come back to "Travel & Landscapes" anytime! ;)


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Jul 12, 2007 12:08 |  #12

Yep, the second image is a wall-hanger for sure.


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Jul 12, 2007 12:13 |  #13

Pretty sweet... Just game me an idea!


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Jul 12, 2007 13:05 |  #14

These are pretty neat and hopefully you are doing this with extreme care ! Most don't know that the sun can blind you or do permanent damage if your not careful using camera lens . Never look directly at the sun when you have it as part of your image or center of the image . I will suggest this that with this type images use a circular Polarizer filter . You can still get great foreground image without burn out and it greatly cuts down glare and still allows a good image with color . Course anytime the sun is in an image it will be burnt out if it's very high off the horizon . I have taken some solar images with a proper solar filter and i have taken images of the sun at horizon early morns when the atmosphere acts like a filter for a very short time period . Only these ways are safe . Again your images are good , just be careful !
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Jul 12, 2007 13:43 |  #15

Two lovely shots, I agree with the comments above the second shot is amazing.

Great captures, well done.


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