A&P On the water straight into the sun; aperture?

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  1. Blair

    Blair New Member

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    What aperture should I try to shoot wakeboarders riding away from the sun?
     
  2. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    it depends on what you want the photo to look like. do you want to freeze the action? do you want a silhouette? do you want motion blur?

    then, meter accordingly
     
  3. Blair

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    well yes but I am pretty sure there is an "ideal" aperture when shooting the sun.
     
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    A more recent wake picture

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    As for what aperature?

    What do you want them to look like?
     
  5. Blair

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    I think I am going to give f/16 a try. The sun will be setting directly be hind the rider creating a silhoutte of the rider.
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    good luck staring right into the sun. let us know how it turns out
     
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    do you want them silhoutted or do you want them normally exposed and a burned out background?

    or flash them and normally expose the background.

    there is no perfect aperture :hs:
     
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    sunny 16?
     
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    cropped. My uncle took the picture of me wakeboarding. We were going real fast taking the boat to the other side of the finger of the lake so we could turn around and have the sun facing me (for better photographing). :hs: Just an example of the silouette previously mentioned.
     
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    Also a good example of what the sun can do to a CCD sensor.
     
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    Please don't point your camera directly at the sun.
     
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    Circle of confusion :noes:.
     

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