Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sun Flare-

One of the lessons in my class was on lighting. And there were these amazing examples of sun flare that I couldn't stop staring at. Evidently you can fake sun flare in ph*toshop....but it tends to look, well- fake. Therefore, it's nice to be able to actually make your own with some level of skill and the actual sun.

I'm a little short on the actual skill....but I'm great at trial and error!

And so, I give you my sun flare (which evidently is most easily achieved about 30-45 minutes before the sun sets).
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Very exciting! (The flare, not the rest of the composition. I can only focus on one thing at a time.)

Oh, and speaking of our friend the sun.
This was the view as we left town early this morning to head back to reality.

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Friday can't come soon enough!

4 comments:

Denise said...

Oh Carolyn, these are both beautiful, but I love the 1st one. I have never attempted sun flare...way to go! I tried to get into the class, but it is full...maybe the next one!

Katie said...

Caro! The pictures are so great. I hope your photography teacher is proud!

The Browns said...

BEAUTIFUL!! You've got talent!

for the love of a house said...

I think you are doing great!! The last picture is gorgeous!
I need to take a photog class too, but keep putting it off. I did finally get the new camera out of the bag and charge the battery, but had to open the book to put the lens on- so I gave up! Did I mention that I've had the camera for 5 months now :)! I'm easily intimidated!
Happy summer!
joan