747438 From UK - England, joined Jan 2007, 820 posts, RR: 6 Posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4580 times:
I know a lot of us aren't too keen on taking photos during the high sun times of the summer. Waking up early to grab the first light of the day or waiting for the sun to go down are good times. Add to either of those the passing of a thunder storm can give some glorious skies.
This happened here a few weeks ago, so I grabbed my camera, but sadly not the bigger lens.
Managed to capture this, sadly not good enough for here, but I like the atmosphere of the sky.
So what dusk/dawn shots do you have that please you, but wouldn't make it here ?
cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 44 Reply 7, posted (1 year 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4422 times:
First and last light is always good. This one I liked:
That was very early in the morning, but I had to get up even earlier to get out there in time - as I live far away from the airport.
Otherwise, I like making use of every little bit of "last light", where ever it comes from, the sky, or the plane, or background light for that matter:
That was F/4.5 at 1/15sec. I used manual settings to avoid the camera getting confused by the port lights in the background. Unfortunately, I don't really have enough focal length to adequately get those shots absolutely full frame. It's the reverse of my other famous Emirates B777 takeoff shot. There is another angle I'll try for that one that will get a very different look.
I don't really care if they wouldn't make it here - even though they might if I spent some time editing them. I just put them straight on my site with the minimum of editing needed.
cpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 44 Reply 13, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4101 times:
Nice shot Darren!
One more from me, that I didn't expect would work:
The shutter speed was so slow, it was like click....(wait) .... click. I expected to get nothing more than huge motion blur on everything. So the result was quite pleasing. Fortunately, Air New Zealand sends three A320s and they seem to arrive within minutes of each other some days - so it's always possible to photograph at least one of them.
It was very dark when I took that photo, with only a small bit of light remaining - if you could even call it that. The 1/3sec shutter speed makes it appear much brighter than it was.
Psych From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 2968 posts, RR: 60 Reply 15, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4020 times:
I always love seeing your panning shots. That Air New Zealand is a real stunner - surely the screeners would accept that one here, as the overall quality and sharpness of the main subject is apparent for all to see? One third of a second is somewhat astonishing for an amateur like me! I would love to have just one shot like that one day.
rjhawkin From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 2 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (1 year 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3869 times:
I agree about the sunset light. It softens and warms the white on many airframes. The only thing I've had trouble with is keeping keeping the sun glare down on the polished planes like the ones at Airshows.