You light up my life

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by EJBPhoto, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. EJBPhoto

    EJBPhoto TPF Noob!

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    Just wanted to share this silhouette and maybe inspire everyone to go out around sunset and try one. They're a lot of fun. This is a new dad and his 3 month old baby boy. It was so fun to see them interacting. Thanks so much for looking! :)

    400, 1/800, f/8 on my 50mm

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    very nice!
     
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    That is amaaaazing. I LOVE it. What kind of lens did you use?? Flash?
     
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    I imagine your used Photoshop to sharpen the edges?
     
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    nice job!
     
  6. EJBPhoto

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    Thanks everyone :) I used my 50mm, that was all. I just made sure the sun was completely behind him and looked to make sure he was a black silhouette. All I used photoshop for was deepening the colors of the sky. I also did darken the image by like -30, but if you know photoshop, you know thats not too much. I did zero sharpening.

    Thanks so much for looking to everyone who commented so far! :)
     
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    What a beautiful sihouette! I really like this one :)
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, Erin, this IS inspiring!
    As far as I remember, I have NEVER done any silhouettes-against-the-setting-sun-photos ever at all! :shock:

    This scene is very endearing, too!
     
  9. Garbz

    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    LaFoto it's easy, just forget to compensate against a light background and volah ;)

    EJBPhoto I'm not sure if it was your intent to saturate the red channel so much it went yellow (because this is often a mistake and not an "effect" ;) ) but you did it beautifully. I normally hate overphotoshopped images, but in this case this almost Nuclear sunset looks fantastic.
     
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    Beautiful shot! My first reaction to seeing it was pure emotion. Simple and sweet!
     
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    Thanks so much everyone :)

    Garbz,, I am no photoshop newbie. I knew what I was doing :) Just slid a few colors to different ends really just looking for what was most pleasing to my eye although not going into it saying I want to do this, or I want to do that. Thanks for commenting!
     
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    very nice
     

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