LGW
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Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please

Wed Jul 17, 2002 4:43 am

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

exposure, filters etc?

Any help much appreciated

LGW
 
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RE: Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please

Wed Jul 17, 2002 5:00 am

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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RE: Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please

Wed Jul 17, 2002 5:02 am

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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RE: Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please

Wed Jul 17, 2002 6:00 am

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)

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RE: Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please

Wed Jul 17, 2002 6:01 am

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
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RE: Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please

Wed Jul 17, 2002 4:57 pm

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

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RE: Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please

Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:10 am

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

LGW
 
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RE: Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please

Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:22 pm

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

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RE: Sunrise/sunset Shots - Your Help Please

Thu Jul 18, 2002 2:37 pm


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LGW,

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

Cheers

Paul

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