764er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2028 times:
I didn't want to start another thread, but I have a question about these unique or different shots. Now I'll be the first to admit that these arent the highest quality shots. But here's what happened. I was taking some shots at EWR and a small fire broke out about 3/4 mile west of the airport. The wind from the west was blowing the smoke over the airport. The fire was out by the time I got there to check it out, but I still got some shots.
I don't really care whether these make it into the database or not, just wondering what you guys think. It's not the kind of thing you see every day. Both were rejected for the aircraft being too far away. Of course, if I zoomed in, you wouldn't really be able to see the smoke.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 32
Reply 8, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2017 times:
Alright, been said before but here is my view... The backlit subject isn't the main problem, I assume that you are using center weighted averaging for the exposure, and so the camera exposed the sky perfectly but the aircraft remained dark. If the C2100 has Spot metering, use that when the a/c is backlit, and it should improve your shots, also as said before its not the most pleasing of angles, and sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
KingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1937 times:
There's not really a hard and fast rule on backlit subjects. It really depends on your meter and how much the camera is allowing for the backlit scene.
A good way to get a reasonable exposure is to find some neutral coloured object [say a car / billboard etc. Grass and walls can be quite good as well] that's at the same angle to the sun as the aircraft will be. Take an exposure reading off that and then use the manual mode on the camera to take the shot at that exposure.