glennstewart
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Back Lit Shots

Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:23 pm

Hi All,

Pretty happy tonight. I was at viewing platform in Sydney (YSSY/SYD) one morning before a flight on VH-OJH. Saw the new Wunula landing very softly onto Rwy 34R.

I would not normally be where I was for photos given the backlit situation, and I only saw Wunula split seconds before I cranked the 10D up.

It's situations like this I swear by my 10D now. And the results aren't too bad given the lighting and speed at which I had to race to get the shot:

Hope you like it as much as I did....
I have always avoided back lit photos, but this might lead me to experiment.


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I'd like people to share their own back lit shots.... any come to mind?

Regards

Glenn Stewart

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Riley
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Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:48 pm

Glenn, you have discovered one of the joys of the 10D. I am a big fan of backlit shots right now, and DFW is a great airport for these images, especially since you can get so close to the action with good angles and excellent light. Plug fest time...


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RE: Back Lit Shots

Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:48 pm

Doesn't look very backlit to me!
 
JeffM
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RE: Back Lit Shots

Fri Oct 10, 2003 11:58 pm

That is a nice shot.

Portrait lighting...any camera can do it.


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RE: Back Lit Shots

Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:02 am

Pah, youngsters today!  Smile

In my day we had manual focus, manual metering, manual wind-on, slide film, etc, etc...

Sometimes, we still managed to get a half-decent shot though (taken 1975, scanned 2003) -

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Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:07 am

These are very hard to get right, but I have taken 2 recently that I am very happy with:

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RE: Back Lit Shots

Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:37 am

Riely (Ryan),

I have always enjoyed that shot, and the others like it. I can't wait to get my 10D. Hope to see you soon @ DFW.

Glennstweart,

excellent shot!




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Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:47 am

......"(taken 1975, scanned 2003) " -

Steve, you need to find a better place to get your film processed, that took way too long!!!!  Smile

sorry, couldn't resist..
 
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Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:04 am

This one would never have worked WITHOUT the backlighting. I was really pleased with the result, although it was 100% manual metering as I've learnt not to trust the meter under such circumstances:

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Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:56 am

I love it. Breaking "the rules" is so much fun!

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This wasn't a shot I planned for. I was with Tom Turner and Justin Cederholm, just before we went out of the ramp. We just happened to be looking at the 225 and heard the Concorde taking off. I was the only one who was within reach of a camera, so I threw it up there at the last second without even really composing or preparing. I was surprised it turned out, my only regret was it's not on digital.

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RE: Back Lit Shots

Sat Oct 11, 2003 2:44 am

Back Lit Campers:

Nice shot guys!!! Many great demonstration of what backlit can do to produce great photographs. With a little good judgemnt and composition, Voila, Glenn's photo  Smile  Smile  Smile. Great shot Glenn!!! I have been staring at that Wunala forever.

This one was direct shot during early sunrise at Don Muang Airport (BKK).


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Sat Oct 11, 2003 3:04 am

I especially like backlit shots when they were taken in a dusk or dawn situation.

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Sat Oct 11, 2003 9:04 am

Evening at CDG's 26L.

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Sat Oct 11, 2003 10:31 am

http://www.airlinepics.com/displayrecord.php?src=3459

Not on A.net yet, I need to edit it some.
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RE: Back Lit Shots

Sat Oct 11, 2003 6:09 pm

Reykjavik airport.

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Sun Oct 12, 2003 1:04 am

Hey i just tried a few the other day....!!


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RE: Back Lit Shots

Fri Oct 17, 2003 9:53 am

I really like this shot, Fuji Reala ISO 100 film.


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Fri Oct 17, 2003 10:53 am

i like using backlighting, it creates some pretty neat effects...just a few examples that i could find of my work on here...


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RE: Back Lit Shots

Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:37 pm

I love back lit shots because the lighting has great effects! And they are also challenging to get right. Great shots Glenn and Riley.


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Fri Oct 17, 2003 6:55 pm

Plug plug plug ! Big grin

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RE: Back Lit Shots

Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:21 pm

I live within walking distance of an airfield (North) so backlit subjects are common, I have to walk many miles to get to the South side. Here are my offerings


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Fri Oct 17, 2003 7:51 pm

Funny, out of the whole 15 shots I have in the database - I do manage to have one back-lit shot.


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Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:15 am

Well, guys, dunno what's that "Elbonian"-thing, but here you go a shameless plugin el Greco  Big grin


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Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:40 am

There is something about Swiss and back lit shot for me.


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RE: Back Lit Shots

Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:21 pm

I just got some great shots in evening yesterday and today, and I am so happy with those shots I took in evening time.


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RE: Back Lit Shots

Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:45 pm

Airshows at Zagreb were held at time/place that only backlit shots were possible.

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and if the subject is rare enough and there is no time to wait for sun to come on right side:

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RE: Back Lit Shots

Sat Oct 18, 2003 10:22 pm

Wow, some amazing results here!
Only found one amongst my 23 A.net shots. Here's my contribution, thanks to the amazing capabilities of the 10D!

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I also had a nice Concorde shot [well, actually I had some more], but this one wasn't quite up to a.net standards:
http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00011029

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