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Shooting into the sun!

By Hedoman
There was classic surf at Makaha on Oahu Hawaii but in the afternoon the glare on the water was impossible to shoot anything decent also most of my shots were with a x 2 times converter so again making focusing and making silohettes only.

Tags: Surf Glare Bright sunlight Sports and action

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dudler Plus
16 996 1553 England
16 Oct 2018 8:08PM
This isn't technically perfect - but you know that!

A very sensible way to work when conditions are against you - shoot the picture that you can shoot.

Others may be able to suggest what the cause of a lack of sharpness was: shake, focus, or simply lens quality at that aperture (which was close to maximum, allowing for the convertor). It may well have been a good idea, even in that bright sun, to raise ISO a bit to allow stopping down and a higher shutter speed.

What appeals to me is the structure of this - mainly horizontal lines, but with some angled lines going to the surfer himself. Rather explosive!

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dark_lord Plus
15 2.4k 609 England
16 Oct 2018 8:39PM
There is a high level of glare, so go with the silhoettes. It is a strong result here, sharpness notwithstanding, though the surfer would be better placed less centrally.

The converter will reduce image quality and you won't get AF with that combination (if the camera attempts it, it's unlikely to be accurate in any case).

It looks like focus error here, though given that focal length and shutter speed there may well be a combination of camera movement blur too. The light was very strong, so you could easily have used a faster shutter speed even without using a higher ISO.

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