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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Sat 23-Mar-13 08:32 PM
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"Fun with Backlighting"


Phoenix, US
          

D800E
Nikon 16-35 VR @ 19mm
f22
ISO 100
3 exposures, 2 stops apart, merged in Photomatix Pro




D800E
Nikon 16-35 VR @ 32mm
f22
ISO 100
3 exposures, 2 stops apart, merged in Photomatix Pro




D800E
Nikon 16-35 VR @ 31mm
f22
ISO 100
3 exposures, 2 stops apart, merged in Photomatix Pro



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bobpilot Silver Member Nikonian since 08th May 2007Sun 24-Mar-13 01:01 AM
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#1. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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Washington, US
          

I see you ignored at least one rule:

Do not shoot into the sun

On the other hand you proved a principle of photography:

Rules are designed to be followed by those who don't understand the rules.

Excellent photos. I wish I could think of these types of shots.

  

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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Sun 24-Mar-13 04:48 PM
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Phoenix, US
          

Thanks, Bob.

Russ

  

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Scott Spencer Registered since 03rd Mar 2013Wed 27-Mar-13 08:46 PM
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Pelham, US
          

>I see you ignored at least one rule:
>
> Do not shoot into the sun
>
>On the other hand you proved a principle of photography:
>
> Rules are designed to be followed by those who don't
>understand the rules.
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>Excellent photos. I wish I could think of these types of
>shots.

Just a straight +1 on this! I wish I could "see" these types of shots but I guess these offer me encouragement to expand my thinking and vision for photographs.

Scott

  

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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Sat 30-Mar-13 11:29 PM
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Phoenix, US
          

Thank you, Scott!

Russ

  

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mjhach Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Sun 24-Mar-13 03:47 PM
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Simcoe, CA
          

Very COOL.

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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Sun 24-Mar-13 04:49 PM
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#6. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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Phoenix, US
          

Thanks, Michael.

Russ

  

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#3. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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McAllen, US
          

Great lighting, one of my favorite techniques. You nailed it here. While I really like the subjects I'm afraid I would take the clone tool and zap those power lines. But that's just me.

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mjhach Silver Member Nikonian since 17th Dec 2010Sun 24-Mar-13 04:08 PM
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Simcoe, CA
          

I agree. Too much civilization evident here in an otherwise wild scene.

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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Sun 24-Mar-13 04:58 PM
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Phoenix, US
          

Thanks, Ernesto. You know, I thought long and hard about cloning out those power lines, and I may yet do so. But on the first one, I was getting this Jimmy Webb "I Am A Lineman For The County" vibe, so I left them in. They also add a vanishing point type of perspective to the image. I call #3 "Solar Power", because of the melding of the sun star and the power lines. Both of these interpretation are admittedly stretches of significant proportions, but they seemed like a good idea at the time. And I will be the first to admit that power lines are almost always, if not exclusively always, a firm no-no. It will be interesting to see if after reading this, there is any love shown for those controversial artifacts of civilization. Thanks for you comments.

Russ

  

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bobpilot Silver Member Nikonian since 08th May 2007Sun 24-Mar-13 07:24 PM
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#8. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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Washington, US
          

When I looked at the first image, I noticed the power lines, of course, and I liked their presence. They add an element to the image, and in this rare case, the power lines help to enclose the focal point of the image; does that make sense? The power lines also add an element to the void of the cloud.

In the third image I feel they do not add anything special and might be a bit of a distraction, although I must also admit that I didn't notice them until after the discussion on the power lines.

  

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swampwizard Registered since 04th Nov 2012Mon 25-Mar-13 01:20 PM
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Atlanta, US
          

I guess you can shoot into the sun if the sun is placed correctly and it was here. These are great photo's but I do have a problem with the power lines in some but not all.

  

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ehall Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Nov 2012Mon 25-Mar-13 05:35 PM
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South Orange, US
          

Thanks for sharing these great photos, my feeling is the power lines did not take anything away from your excellent work in or out the shots are still super. I would have left them in also.
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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Mon 25-Mar-13 05:40 PM
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#11. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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Phoenix, US
          

Thanks for your comments on the power lines, Emory.

Russ

  

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New York, US
          

Amazing captures. I'm particularly partial to #1.

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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Tue 26-Mar-13 12:46 AM
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Phoenix, US
          

Thanks, Jon.

Russ

  

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Love these shots. Great job
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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Sat 30-Mar-13 11:27 PM
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#16. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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Thanks, Mike.

Russ

  

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#18. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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love #3!

  

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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Mon 08-Apr-13 05:03 PM
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#19. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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Phoenix, US
          

Thanks, Mark!

Russ

  

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Lexington, US
          

Beautiful set, Russ. Gorgeous light. It's hard too choose a favorite from the first and second shot. Very nicely done.

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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Tue 09-Apr-13 03:01 PM
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#21. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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Phoenix, US
          

Thanks, Scottie!

Russ

  

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I like that quite a bit Russ - especially the first one. The sky could be a bit brighter though - it looks a bit dark considering there is a sun setting over there.

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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Thu 18-Apr-13 04:18 PM
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#23. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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Phoenix, US
          

Thanks, Marsel!

Russ

  

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#24. "RE: Fun with Backlighting"
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Farmingville, US
          

Great shots, #1 is my favorite thanks for sharing.

  

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russg Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd Nov 2007Fri 19-Apr-13 01:12 PM
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Phoenix, US
          

Thank you, Larry.

Russ

  

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