To Finish as a Silhouette

The great thing about photography is always getting to play with the subject. If you don’t like something you change it. You do like something then you keep shooting it. Every time reinventing it by some little tweak. In this way we expanded our knowledge, our files and our stories. Well one thing that i never seem to do enough of is taking shots of silhouettes or back lit subjects that become silhouettes.

I think about this often when shooting, always trying to capture as much information as possible in each click sometimes ignoring the basic outline. It seems prominent with Aviation because of the unique look of each aircraft usually being photographed at sunrise or sunset however every time the overwhelming desire to take a bracketed set and merge them in post seems to take over. I wonder why this is? I ask how often do you go out shooting and end up with something that will become an HDR image ignoring the possibility of just the basic shape?

In the Camera Bag:
Nikon D3, AF-S 24-70 f/2.8, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

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