Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Nice light

There is a myth that you can’t take photos of a backlit subject. I have no idea who started this story but it just isn’t true.

Riding on the ferry to Angel Island this past weekend I saw many great photo opportunities. Among them was what I like to think of as some nice light moments. The sun glinting off the water made for a dramatic scene of a pelican and then a sailboat riding the waves. A little underexposure gives a nice silhouette of the pelican and a pretty look at the boats sails. It never hurts to try an exposure if the light looks right.

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