There is always something else you could do being creative when sunset is not as colorful as you want it to be. Especially when the sunsetting clouds are taking the center stage and looking forboding.
The sunset at the Land's End of Sabah wasn't that colorful that day but the clouds were in one of its brooding mood. The grey mood it gave was just the type which makes the background for any flashwork, that much punchy for just about any foreground subjects.
With a -1 FEC on master triggering a slave at right and with the wide angle lens on low and tilted towards the sky, you could make a dreary cloudy sunset a rather lively one with the right characters on foreground.
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luciola (2892) 2009-06-30 12:09
Beautiful people on a fantastic background. Great picture.
ilghiz (708) 2009-06-30 13:19
Congratulations! This shot is a real discovery for me cuz it's sunset with the sun absent from the picture.
The contrast 'tween the gloomy (but dramatic anyway) clouds and the happy youngsters is perfect.
To say nothing about the ideally balanced compo!
P.S. I'm adding this shot to the Sunset-in-Malaysia theme.
P.P.S. Oops! The theme is on TL, not TE, here's a link Sunset and Sunrise
P.P.P.S. Sabah means morning, right?
thaprem (2554) 2009-07-20 8:17
Rabani Magic again....
Is the back-lit being achieved by Flash?...
Amazing the foreground is so clean with out any harsh reflection from Flash!
Can you tell about the process a bit for learners like me?
- Copyright: Rabani HMA (rabani) (9645)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon DSLR D700, Tamron 11-18mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-30 11:51
- Favorites: 2 [view]