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Old 11th of July 2007 (Wed)   #1
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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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Old 11th of July 2007 (Wed)   #2
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I like the second photo. Amazing shot!
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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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Well done both are good, the second one is almost surreal!

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Old 12th of July 2007 (Thu)   #5
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I like the second photo. Amazing shot!
Thanks Arizonad54. I appreciate it.
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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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Well done both are good, the second one is almost surreal!

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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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I love the second image...
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Very nicely done....there's soooo much to learn.
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Excellent shots!! Great colors on #1! Come back to "Travel & Landscapes" anytime!
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Old 12th of July 2007 (Thu)   #12
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Yep, the second image is a wall-hanger for sure.
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Pretty sweet... Just game me an idea!
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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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Two lovely shots, I agree with the comments above the second shot is amazing.

Great captures, well done.
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