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User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 54
Posted (11 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1816 times:

Hi All,

Pretty happy tonight. I was at viewing platform in Sydney (YSSY/SYD) one morning before a flight on VH-OJH. Saw the new Wunula landing very softly onto Rwy 34R.

I would not normally be where I was for photos given the backlit situation, and I only saw Wunula split seconds before I cranked the 10D up.

It's situations like this I swear by my 10D now. And the results aren't too bad given the lighting and speed at which I had to race to get the shot:

Hope you like it as much as I did....
I have always avoided back lit photos, but this might lead me to experiment.


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I'd like people to share their own back lit shots.... any come to mind?

Regards

Glenn Stewart

[Edited 2003-10-10 16:36:04]


Respected users.... If my replies are useful, then by all means...
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User currently offlineRiley From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 173 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1787 times:

Glenn, you have discovered one of the joys of the 10D. I am a big fan of backlit shots right now, and DFW is a great airport for these images, especially since you can get so close to the action with good angles and excellent light. Plug fest time...


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1782 times:

Doesn't look very backlit to me!

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

That is a nice shot.

Portrait lighting...any camera can do it.


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To the side and back...

v/r
Jeff


User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12625 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
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Pah, youngsters today!  Smile

In my day we had manual focus, manual metering, manual wind-on, slide film, etc, etc...

Sometimes, we still managed to get a half-decent shot though (taken 1975, scanned 2003) -

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User currently offlineJFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1774 times:
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These are very hard to get right, but I have taken 2 recently that I am very happy with:

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User currently offlineGabep From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Riely (Ryan),

I have always enjoyed that shot, and the others like it. I can't wait to get my 10D. Hope to see you soon @ DFW.

Glennstweart,

excellent shot!




Gabe


User currently offlineWietse From Netherlands, joined Oct 2001, 3809 posts, RR: 55
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1735 times:


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (11 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

......"(taken 1975, scanned 2003) " -

Steve, you need to find a better place to get your film processed, that took way too long!!!!  Smile

sorry, couldn't resist..


User currently offlineTZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 53
Reply 9, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1731 times:
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This one would never have worked WITHOUT the backlighting. I was really pleased with the result, although it was 100% manual metering as I've learnt not to trust the meter under such circumstances:

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User currently offlineExitrow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1709 times:

I love it. Breaking "the rules" is so much fun!

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User currently offlineNonRevKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1694 times:


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This wasn't a shot I planned for. I was with Tom Turner and Justin Cederholm, just before we went out of the ramp. We just happened to be looking at the 225 and heard the Concorde taking off. I was the only one who was within reach of a camera, so I threw it up there at the last second without even really composing or preparing. I was surprised it turned out, my only regret was it's not on digital.

Brian - SPOT THIS!


User currently offlineMarco_polo From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 324 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1683 times:

Back Lit Campers:

Nice shot guys!!! Many great demonstration of what backlit can do to produce great photographs. With a little good judgemnt and composition, Voila, Glenn's photo  Smile  Smile  Smile. Great shot Glenn!!! I have been staring at that Wunala forever.

This one was direct shot during early sunrise at Don Muang Airport (BKK).


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Cheers - Jay


User currently offlineTS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

I especially like backlit shots when they were taken in a dusk or dawn situation.

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(I got up at 0300  Sleepy & drove to FRA with a friend to catch this special morning atmosphere.)

Thomas


User currently offlineJofa From Sweden, joined Apr 2002, 320 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

Evening at CDG's 26L.

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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1584 times:

http://www.airlinepics.com/displayrecord.php?src=3459

Not on A.net yet, I need to edit it some.



Go big or go home
User currently offlineSiggi757 From Iceland, joined Oct 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Reykjavik airport.

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Cheers  Laugh out loud


User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1492 times:

Hey i just tried a few the other day....!!


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User currently offlineSydneybuses From Australia, joined Jun 2001, 112 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1425 times:

I really like this shot, Fuji Reala ISO 100 film.


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User currently offlineJderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1755 posts, RR: 29
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

i like using backlighting, it creates some pretty neat effects...just a few examples that i could find of my work on here...


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User currently offlineSpringbokheavy From South Africa, joined Oct 2003, 36 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

I love back lit shots because the lighting has great effects! And they are also challenging to get right. Great shots Glenn and Riley.


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Cheers - Marius

[Edited 2003-10-17 11:38:48]

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Plug plug plug ! Big grin

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User currently offlineRedfox From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 172 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

I live within walking distance of an airfield (North) so backlit subjects are common, I have to walk many miles to get to the South side. Here are my offerings


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User currently offlineSoulman From Australia, joined Oct 2003, 112 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1352 times:

Funny, out of the whole 15 shots I have in the database - I do manage to have one back-lit shot.


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I think it tends to accentuate the awesome livery of Vietnam Airlines. I can't wait to see your shots of their 777 after Saturday Glenn!  Big grin

Soulman.


User currently offlineJoge From Finland, joined Feb 2000, 1444 posts, RR: 39
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 1341 times:

Well, guys, dunno what's that "Elbonian"-thing, but here you go a shameless plugin el Greco  Big grin


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-Joge



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25 Post contains images SurfSlade : There is something about Swiss and back lit shot for me.
26 Post contains links and images Sokol : I just got some great shots in evening yesterday and today, and I am so happy with those shots I took in evening time. View Large View MediumPhoto &co
27 Post contains links and images 9A-CRO : Airshows at Zagreb were held at time/place that only backlit shots were possible. View Large View MediumPhoto © Tomislav MuicView Large View Medi
28 Post contains links and images PW100 : Wow, some amazing results here! Only found one amongst my 23 A.net shots. Here's my contribution, thanks to the amazing capabilities of the 10D! View
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