There is a lake in Northern BC along the Yellowhead Highway. My brother and I stopped here to enjoy the evening sunlight. I have tried shooting into the sunlight many times and failed terribly. One idea I have come up with is to shoot into the sun with a tree or structure in the way to cover the direct sunlight. This is what happened in this scene. I was still able to capture some of the details of the lake and sky.
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michael-sean (51) 2005-03-27 18:27
wow what a nice place to sit and watch the sunset .I would love to photograph a model there or havea Bride & groom there back back lit by the sun
Michael in Seattle
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-03-27 21:01
Nice shot Paul & Happy Easter;
Yes, I have to admit- I've done the same a couple times myself...
I like the detail, and the warm colors coming in- they are great. Looks awfully warm for March. I've been reading on the BC news about the predicted water shortages around BC this summer, doesn't look too good does it. We can only pray there's not another season of devastating forest fires.
My only suggestion is correcting the horizon, shame to have such a small detail take away from such a nice shot.
singuanti (15250) 2005-03-27 22:57
You were very successful with the technique of using the tree to throttle down the sun and avoid lens flare. You also get some striking contrast by doing this. The light is just wonderful and the scene can't get much more draw-dropping. About the Rebel XT, uhh I changed my mind after holding the dinky little thing and got a Nikon D70 because it felt so much better! I don't have any lens from either one so it's not that big of a switch for me.
yzzabelle (257) 2005-03-28 9:37
I like the idea of the sun hidden by this wooden structure. Gives you the capability to keep a good exposure so we can get to see the coast very well and appreciate the colors created by the sun. I like the ambince very much too.
GypsyRebel (86) 2005-05-08 10:12
Thank's for the comment on my photo
and this one of your's is my favorite
beside joe's farm 2
I like the ambiance and composition.
Keep-up the goog work!
dbyoungster (29) 2005-06-11 11:25
This is a stunning photo. I like the hazy view of the distant mountains, the barely visible light rays and the ingenious blackage of the light. Outstanding. Your other photos show your talent for good composition.
kolesn (591) 2005-06-21 8:06
You did it perfectly! The capture is full of details including remoted mountains and sun reflection on the stones.
(please see WS)