B&W Silhouettes (not too dial-up friendly)

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  1. malachite

    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Sorry about the last one. Any smaller and it loses what little gusto it has

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    Look kinda familiar Voodoo? :p
     
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    starving4rtist TPF Noob!

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    Awesome! I really really like the last one, the sun right behind the rocks really adds a lot.

    Out of curiosity, how did you get such a good silhouette? I'm pretty new at photography and am always looking for pointers...
     
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    Very nice! These are really cool, great work!
     
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    Beautiful, beautiful! :D
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Wild skies :thumbsup: Number #1 is my favorite of the group

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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    It's shots like these that I find interesting in B&W, you're a corrupting influence Malachite!
    I've been trying to decide which I prefer and each time I go back I come up with a different answer so I guess all of them.
     
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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    Thank you for the compliments from everyone, I really appreciate that.

    The last one is the only the one that's actually pointed at the sun. Only a sliver of the sun is actually still above the horizon. For into the sun shots like that one, they're really easy but every situation has it's own little determining factor that makes bracketing come in really handy. Center weighted metering is the easiest. Just use the horizon line and cut your metering circle (or square) in half just to either side of the brightest point so the sun (or what's left of it at sunset) doesn't freak your meter out completely. These pics are all shot with T-Max100 with a red filter on my 18-35mm.

    The first one my back is to the sun but another hill behind me is shading the foreground rocks but still lighting up the clouds. I just exposed for the sky, bracketed 1 and 2 stops under and the 2 stop under was the winner. Same bracketing story with the second one but the sun is actually almost directly to my right. Shaded stuff like that gives you a little more time to shoot silhouettes.
     

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