Sep 212010
 

Here is another image shot into the sun. It’s interesting, when lenses are tested, you often hear something like “… unless you take an image with the sun in your frame”, as if this were something unusual. It’s not. Definitely not for me. I love this kind of images.

Of course it’s moot to try to let the sun not burn out. It always does, but then, there’s nothing wrong with it. The problem is mostly the enormous contrast, but blending different versions from RAW is normally a good start.

The Song of the Day is “On The Sunny Side Of The Street“. We had Roberta Gamberini and Cyndi Lauper (Nobody else? Incredible, but that’s what my lists say), so let’s try Lionel Hampton today. Hear it on YouTube.

  4 Responses to “1438 – On The Sunny Side Of The Street III”

  1. I have been enjoying your beautiful photos ( and of course interesting comments on music) these several weeks. I like all your photos, however, this photos is my favorite one.
    I like taking photos into the sun like you, but I cannot control my camera (a film camera) very well. Are there any tips to catch the beautiful sun light against subjects or humans?

    • No idea how to do it with film. Fact is, film burns out much more gracefully than digital, but you have more problems getting detail in the shadows.

      When I do images like this one, there’s always a lot of Photoshop manipulation involved. Basically the trick is, to re-distribute contrasts, but without making the image flat. This often means to do certain things only locally. An example is the rim light on the woman. I have accentuated it only locally. This won’t help you with film though. Sorry, that’s one area where I have no experience at all.

  2. I love taking pics into the sun too! To control the light I like to shoot at the sun when it’s just behind a cloud and expose for the sun – you get a really surreal effect: http://www.flickr.com/photos/darrenmwinter/5008813854/

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