Friday, March 13, 2009

Running away from it all

PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

I have been envious to the point of ugly jealousy of other people's lovely back lit images for the longest time. At first I had no idea how they did it. Then I took the time to find out, but never seemed to be faced with the right opportunity at the right time. And great optimist that I am, I was convinced that I would never be able to manage it anyway.
So now I'm all proud of myself. The temperature finally dropped to an acceptable level and the wind stopped howling long enough for me to convince the rest of the family to go the beach for an early evening stroll.
And there he was - unsuspecting random jogger, moving into my field of vision with the sun hanging low in the sky in the background. And what do you know, my camera was in my hand!!
Yay! Back lit image done.


Jeanette said...

Oh that's magnificent!! It's absolutely perfect! Wow!
You could always fake it a bit :) I've seen an article somewhere explaining how to do it in PS if your image isn't quite right

Firefly said...

Perfect in every way.
Great light.
The sun is in the picture without any flares.
Super reflexion.
Nice neutral colours.
Innovative angle.
Even some mountains in the background.
Well done. I love it.

Briony said...

this is awesome! great job girl! i love it :)

Indrani said...

Great shot taken!
Patience is the secret I guess. :)

Perry said...

I can only second what Firefly has already said. Preparation, patience and pre-visualization has paid off. Very nice!!

I wish I could get off the perfect horizon and throw in a little angle. I guess that will be my backlit shot......

Miti said...

Your photos are really great! Have you heard of I Heart Faces? You should enter their contest of you haven't already. I also wanted to invite you to my Scenic Sundays - a new photography meme I created. Your pictures of mother nature are just beautiful! Hope to see you there.

Chris said...

Now it's my turn to be jealous! Amazing lighting!