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User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 12
Posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

Hi,

Question: is this sutch a bad photo?
I thought is was a special "angle" and "backlight" for
shooting in BRU?

Thx for youre comments!

Daniel

http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main?filename=P2100089.jpg


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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1827 times:

Nice picture, but I believe Johan has mentioned something about those angles. I don't know if that applies for this particular picture though.

Thom@s



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User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1817 times:

The photo was rejected because the light.
(overexposed or underexposed)
Do you think something can be done that this
picture helps to get accepted?

Thx

Daniel



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User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1811 times:

Hmmm, can't be an easy job, but someone might have advice on how to improve it.

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineScooter From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 855 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

I'm not sure there is much you can do to this one. It is a touch over-sharpened (notice the bright outline around the entire aircraft), but that won't solve everything.

When you back light a shot, you have to have good reason for it (eg, a beautiful sunset or incredible backdrop). In this case, you only have a cloudy sky and cluttered backdrop to deal with.

The angle itself isn't bad. It's the dull conditions which killed this shot. Anyway...try this shot again looking into a bright orange sunset, and you'll have a monster image. Keep at it!

-Scott


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1770 times:

I agree with whats already been said. Main problem is the back lighting - will always make it dark and you can't really correct that im afraid.

How are you getting on with you 2100 Daniel?

LGW


User currently offline764er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1764 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.

US Air 737

CO 757

Thanks

Leigh


User currently offlineXenon From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

LGW:

I do my best with teh C2100 but i'll think the best
shots are made with static objects.
For moving objects enough light is a must!

Happy shooting!

Daniel



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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1753 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.

Regards

Dan


User currently offlineStaffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Also overexposing the photo with .5 to 1 stop would probably make it look better too.

Staffan


User currently onlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1563 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Am I right in saying for backlit subjects you should overexpose +1 stop to correctly expose your subject?

If you do overexpose just make sure that the sky doesn't appear wahed out, that is a very unpleasing effect

Martin


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

I normally overexpose by 1 stop, but i've only taken one backlit shot so far, and that was taken with spot metering which helped alot.

User currently offlineKingWide From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 838 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1673 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.

J



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