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Jun 13, 2018 19:56 |  #1

Evening all, I plan to take my first set of sunrise pictures this Sunday at St. Augustine, Florida's Castillo de San Marcos. I'm looking for some advice on setting up the most advantageous angle. Ideally, I'd like to get the Fort and the sunrise in the same shot, but am curious if a side angle lighting the northern wall would work better. The line across the street from Al's pizza leading to the word Castillo is a raised wall (approx 6-7 feet) and Was my original thought for setup.

I've attached a photo of the sun direction (it's dated today but is almost the same Sunday)

Thanks in advance for any tips or thoughts,

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Jun 13, 2018 20:42 |  #2

Mmm, pizza.


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Jun 13, 2018 20:48 |  #3

Wait, pizza and a Spanish fort!?!?

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You're right, a backlit (sun behind the subject) scene is tough. Get out there early and plan to walk around. Don't limit yourself to expansive views. Look for details.

I wish I more often took the advice I gave my kids an hour ago, "use your brain".


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Jun 13, 2018 20:58 |  #4

Can you recon it out Saturday morning to what you like best.


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Jun 13, 2018 21:43 |  #5

Left Handed Brisket wrote in post #18644938 (external link)
Wait, pizza and a Spanish fort!?!?

Cats and dogs living in harmony!


You're right, a backlit (sun behind the subject) scene is tough. Get out there early and plan to walk around. Don't limit yourself to expansive views. Look for details.

I wish I more often took the advice I gave my kids an hour ago, "use your brain".

That's what I'm thinking. Just be fluid that morning. I think maybe setting up south of the fort shooting towards the ocean should get a nice view. Then pizza time!

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Can you recon it out Saturday morning to what you like best.

Saturday will be another first. Shooting a scheduled implosion of two power plant cooling towers, from a boat! Tripod or not to tripod, I have no clue.


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Jun 13, 2018 21:46 |  #6

Tripod on a boat is useless unless the water is glass, even then it probably won't work.


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Jun 13, 2018 21:48 |  #7

Even hand held IS doesnt work.

High shutter speed.


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Jun 13, 2018 21:49 as a reply to  @ Left Handed Brisket's post |  #8

Thank you. I was really not wanting to take it and figured that same thing. With my luck the water will be choppy anyway haha!


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