NABLOPOMO – Day 8 – Shooting into the Sun

“Try to always shoot with the sun behind you” is common advice for photographers. This is very true if you are looking for a nice even exposure. However, shooting into the sun can also yield great results. I have been experimenting with this recently, and on our holiday it became a bit of an obsession. I was luckily enough to have endless days of blue sky, and full sunshine, (excluding our black and white day shown on NABLOPOMO Day 4)

It can be a bit of a challenge, the camera wanted to close up to stop the sun coming in, and try to give it an even exposure. This is where the manual setting on the camera come into its own, and you can force it to over expose. Who cares if the great big ball of fire in the sky is blown out a bit? As long as the Colorado River, or the Elephant Seals, or the PCH is suitably exposed!!

All of the pictures in this post have had no photoshop trickery. They are as shot, with a few adjustments for shadows, contrast etc. Any lens flares etc are naturally produced. I hope you enjoy them…..

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Sedona

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Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon at Sunrise

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Grand Canyon at Sunrise

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Death Valley

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While driving (apologies for the bug splattered dirty windscreen)

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Yosemite (I think)

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Definitely Yosemite

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Yosemite again!!

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Errr…and again, just before our walk up vernal falls

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Bay Bridge, San Francisco

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The Yard, at Alcatraz

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Union Square, San Francisco

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Sunbthing Seals at Pier 39, San Francisco

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on the Pacific Coast Highway

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View from the Big Sur Coast Gallery & Cafe

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Elephant Seals on the PCH

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At the Top of the Santa Barbara Courthouse

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Flags at a college in Malibu

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Santa Monica Beach

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Overlooking LA, the Hollywood sign is behind us

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Santa Monica Silhouettes

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Santa Monica sunset

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Santa Monica sunset (with bird!!)

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