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Back Light in the Fall

Postby Charles Haacker » Tue May 16, 2017 12:37 am

We both loved the fall. Winter, not so much, but fall, the color, the cool, the fewer to no bugs :D ...We had favorite places that we liked to walk, places with names like Pheasant Branch, Picnic Point, Cherokee Marsh, and too many others to recall. Of course, everywhere we went after 2007 I carried a digital camera. These were both made in late October, 2011, with my Nikon P7000. The originals were still jpegs as I didn't get into raw until early 2015, but I ain't no purist. I doubt that these would look a lot different if the originals had been raw captures. These have been reedited from the original SOOC jpegs in Lightroom only. I mostly was always careful never to overexpose an important highlight. I still am.
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"There is no light--Like Back Light." I love it on leaves because it picks out all the veins and highlights the color. It rim lights and shines right through the berries, making them glow. This is a "200 mm macro." I would put the camera in macro mode and zoom in, which is what made for the relatively nice bokeh for a small-sensor camera. I was always surprised at the number of people who did not know you could even do this. Nikon P7000, ƒ/7.1 42.6 mm 1/227 ISO 100
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This has always been one of my favorites. It was made just a few days away from the berries, using the same "200 mm macro" technique.
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Re: Back Light in the Fall

Postby Didereaux » Tue May 16, 2017 9:43 am

yep, #1 I can see that hanging as an accent piece in a model home somewhere. (that's a compliment) ;)
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Re: Back Light in the Fall

Postby LindaShorey » Wed May 17, 2017 12:42 am

#1 is super-yummy, Chuck! I also like it with a trim off the top (most of what's darker), guess more pano aspect. Backlighting is my favorite, too, and autumn seems to suit more than any other season.
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Re: Back Light in the Fall

Postby Charles Haacker » Wed May 17, 2017 2:03 pm

Didereaux wrote:yep, #1 I can see that hanging as an accent piece in a model home somewhere. (that's a compliment) ;)
Thank you! I knowed it was a compliment. :D
LindaShorey wrote:#1 is super-yummy, Chuck! I also like it with a trim off the top (most of what's darker), guess more pano aspect. Backlighting is my favorite, too, and autumn seems to suit more than any other season.

I never considered a crop to a pano. I have a collection of stuff I've cropped to 16:9 that I use for rotating wallpaper on my desktop computer. Cropped, that one could join the club! Thanks! :thanks:
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Re: Back Light in the Fall

Postby St3v3M » Fri May 19, 2017 2:53 pm

Backlight through a forest is my favorite kind of light, but those berries are making me look again and again!

These are beautiful and I hope you have more! S-
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