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Sep 27, 2013 18:01 |  #1

hi all i seen this shot and i wanted a siloutte,can u offer any tips to help in case i get this kind of shot again,im working in this town for awile so i hope to get the oppurtunity again,thanx

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Sep 27, 2013 18:27 |  #2

It was more mysterious in the first shot, where less was seen of the surroundings.

Cropping the bottom part could fool the brain into thinking that this sculpture is many thousand years old and located somewhere far away from civilization.


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Sep 27, 2013 18:47 |  #3

haha well your almost right,its far from civilization for sure,im working in the far north in a small comunity no roads,fly in only,ill try a tighter crop,also feel free to edit if u like,any tips on comp to achieve a nice silouette greatly aprriciated thanx


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Sep 27, 2013 18:52 |  #4

I'd shoot it vertically since you won't be wanting any of the other landscape in it. It's a vertical subject anyway. Try it from multiple planes of focus and see what looks best (low ground through eye height).


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Sep 27, 2013 19:09 |  #5

any tips on settings also would be great,i believe i was on spot metering and av with quick shutterspeed,would a diferent metering be a better choice for silouettte,thanx


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Sep 28, 2013 04:11 |  #6

What I do to get the silhouette is expose for the brightest part of the sky but focus on the object you want to silhouette. This will often require you to use exposure lock otherwise the camera may expose the darker subject while you focus. Find a spot you can isolate the background then recompose the shot.

Or just shoot in manual to get the exposure you want.


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Sep 29, 2013 13:16 |  #7

I find manual works best for high contrast situations like that, program modes tend to expose all over the place. Usually for a shot like that, I'd expose aiming at the sky (without including the sun) and overexpose 1 stop. Of course, you can take a couple of test shots and adjust your settings after reviewing them with their histograms.


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Sep 29, 2013 19:31 |  #8

Not the best, but all I basically did was drop the shadows to kill the detail in the rocks and cloned out the civilization stuff in the lower left hand corner.


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Sep 29, 2013 20:11 |  #9

nice edit,losing the detail in the rock really helped,thanx for all the tips so far and for the great edit


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