A lot of talk recently about wide-angle cameras and remote set ups; but where are the results? At long last, I have had a few moments to go through the billions of images I managed to stack up over the last month: And elephant were the star of the show. Well actually I spent nearly 3 whole days with them, so hope that some decent images filter through...
Thought I would try and get some back lighting going with elephant...It turned out to be quite an experience. As would be when approaching a new subject for the first time, I started with the conventional front light shot. Once those were in the bag, I worked on getting a bit more creative. First I played around with different light situations- using natural light here- being the sun of course. If you know me, you will know about my love for back lighting.
Front light, good depth of field and a decent sized subject to fill the frame. Simple really- ha ha!
A bit of side light and a fish eye lens for the ultra wide effect.
Problem is that an elephant isn’t really a good subject for backlighting, so I had to change tack and worked on some sunbursts to replace the rim of light that a furry animal would give.
Then the change in lenses came and I moved on from the wide 12-24mm to the ultra-wide-and-very-difficult-to-use-properly, 10.5mm fish eye. Stunning effects, and had to get quite close to some of these pachyderms…
OK, so here we getting really creative. Sun burst through the legs...
I’m quite happy with the results, but of course know there is more to do next time… Or is that just another excuse to get back out there?
Always going to be a few surprises with a remote. I just love the tail here!
Cool, Chat soon.