Saturday, January 7, 2017

Shooting Into the Sun


Is it a fail if you intended to do it?  Red ti is a common landscape plant around here.  On my walk,
a red ti clump was backlit, so I shot through it, right at the late afternoon sun.
Maybe it is bad, but I like it.


I tried a simple outline of a palm tree stand with the sun approaching the horizon.


I thought this might be interesting because the fountain was clear but
the strong sunlight washed out and blurred the house's edges.

You don't know if you don't try.

11 comments:

Andy said...

In my humble opinion the palm tree shot is a winner.

Sharon Anck said...

I like all of these. I shoot into the sun quite often. Sometimes the effect is great. I love the palm trees.

SRQ said...

I'm with you, Jack. I usually stay away from shooting into the sun -- unless there's a reason to do so. I like that 1st shot with the sunburst on the red ti -- very cool.

William Kendall said...

The first is my favourite.

If I'm shooting a sunrise or sunset, or if I think something has potential with backlighting, I'll shoot into the sun.

jennyfreckles said...

Always worth a try though they don't always look so good. I like the 'rainbows' in the first one.

RedPat said...

I like the first one best. It is fun to experiment!

Lois said...

I like them all, but the palm tree silhouettes are my favorite!

Bob Crowe said...

Not wrong at all. It's a time-honored technique. You pulled it off well, particularly in the second photo.

Karl Demetz said...

The 2nd shot with the palm trees is my preferrd, Jack.

Kay said...

You're not supposed to shoot into the sun? Now you tell me! Maybe that's why everything else gets so black! Gee, what else am I missing? How come I can't get the film out of my camera anymore? (I especially like the palm trees and I also like the sunburst with the ti plants.)

Mersad said...

That's a lovely estate in the third shot.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography