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Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please  
User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Hi all, just wondering what to do with sunrise/sunset shots shots.

exposure, filters etc?

Any help much appreciated

LGW

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User currently offlineMirage From Portugal, joined May 1999, 3122 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2587 times:

It depends on what you want to achieve. In my sunset photos I don't apply special settings and never a filter. For this one I used a low speed, if the plane is fast moving but you want to include the sun in the photo, it's not a big problem because you'll have the main source of light in front of you wich can give higher shutter speeds. The only problem may be when the sun is so low that the light is weak but this kind of problem can happen in a cloudy day and I think you british people have lots of experience with cloudy days.


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most important of all: use your imagination.

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User currently offlineRound_engine From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 64 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 2590 times:

Not really knowing what I was doing, but seeing an interesting opportunity, I used a tripod, set the N90S camera to "auto everything" and pressed the shutter. I used Fuji Reala 100. Due to the smoke and my less than sophisticated approach, the shot came out OK for a first try but not anywhere close to the other spectacular sunrise/sunset shots posted on a.net. Here's the result.

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User currently offlineAer Lingus From Ireland, joined May 2000, 1543 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Allo Allo Benny............
If you want a silhouetted aircraft, meter about two diameters from the sun. It'll give you enough exposure to cover the full picture while not taking away the effect of a nice orange glow!
I believe if you under expose by about a half a stop, itll give the picture a more saturated look to it. (at least thats the way with slides - the only way to shoot  Insane)

Marty


User currently offlineCkw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 713 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (11 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

The nice thing about sunsets/sunrise shots is that a wide range of exposures can produce good images - anything from pure outline to subtle orange lighting. So the first thing I would suggest is always bracket your exposures quite widely (+/- 2 stops).

But if you want a close approximation of the sunset as your eye saw it, I find taking an exposure reading directly off the sky (using partial or spot metering - NEVER evaluative!) about one sun diameter away from the sun produces a pretty good result.

Cheers

Colin



Colin K. Work, Pixstel
User currently offlineAKE0404AR From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2535 posts, RR: 47
Reply 5, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Can't give you any specific advise, Cloin already pointed out some good ones.

If think the master of sunrise / sunset shots is Mr. Boyd also known as Uncle Don.

Check out his website

http://www.sunbirdphotos.com

Vasco G.


User currently offlineLGW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Thanks all - il give your suggestions a try on both aviation and non-aviation shots

LGW


User currently offlineCarlos Borda From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 538 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

I concur V Man.... Uncle Dee sure is the "Sunset Master".

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~Carlos
Fan of Uncle Dee


User currently offlineSukhoi From Sweden, joined May 2006, 373 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (11 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2425 times:


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LGW,

You can even get sunrise shots in your own back yard!

Cheers

Paul


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