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    Playing at the Beach

    I know, not quite what you were expecting to see lol.
    It was ME playing at the beach not the kids :thumbsup:

    I know this type of picture has been seen lots of times before, but, I just had to try it for myself.



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    Re: Playing at the Beach

    As always, very cool shot.

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    Re: Playing at the Beach

    Couldn't have been easy to align the camera sun and then after releasing the shutter getting your hands in the right place.
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    Re: Playing at the Beach

    Thank you James.
    It wasn't easy John. I couldn't see a darn thing afterwards lol.
    I think if I am going to try it in future I will put folded negatives in front of my viewfinder!

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    Re: Playing at the Beach

    Very nice shot Alison, I wish I could think of creative shots like that.

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    Re: Playing at the Beach

    So do I Ty lol.

    This was inspired by a wonderful friend of ours, who took a picture like this, of his Son about 11 or 12 years ago. And I have always wanted to try it for myself.

    I think his was shot earlier in the day though and I don't think he achieved the star burst either. But then, that was in the days of film so he couldn't see how it had turned out until he got the shot developed.

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    Re: Playing at the Beach

    Quote Originally Posted by Alison
    I think if I am going to try it in future I will put folded negatives in front of my viewfinder!
    Tip (which I stole from someone else, can't remember where I read it ): When composing into the sun, stop the lens down all the way (f22, etc) and press the DOF preview before looking into the viewfinder. Once that's done, set the aperture at whatever you want to shoot (which may be all the way down anyway to get the biggest star effect).

    I may have seen similar shots before, but this is very well done. If you set this is a self portrait, that's pretty amazing.

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    Re: Playing at the Beach

    Very impressive !
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    Re: Playing at the Beach

    i think these usually work best with the longest lens possible as well, increasing the size of the sun. of course that makes communication between photographer and subject that much harder.
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    Re: Playing at the Beach

    Thanks guys.
    I used my 17-40mm at f22

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