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Power Struggle (by ElDave)

Starscream: "Don't push me, Megatron, my desire for power is as great as yours!"
Megatron: "Power flows to the one who knows how. Desire alone is not enough."

I've been playing a lot with light lately. I'm the first to say that I'm no expert; in fact it takes me forever to get the settings right on my camera. My memory stick is FULL of under- or overexposed images with a small percentage actually turning out the way I want.

One of the first lessons I was taught was to never shoot into the sun/light source, and for a long time I followed that rule religiously. Even going so far as repeating it to myself when I'm taking pictures. Now that I've begun breaking this rule, I'm realizing just how limited I was. With this, I stood the figures in the light, pointed the lens directly at the sun outside the window and snapped the shot.

Amazing what you can learn from the little things.

Starscream and Megatron are Revoltechs, produced by Kaiyodo.

Be good,

I been programed as I said before

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2 Reply to "Power Struggle"

Adam on November 4, 2009 at 6:41 AM

and panel-lined by revlimit. =)

I too find that most of my best pix have something in common: the light source is in the frame. And you totally worked some magic here.


Ange on November 4, 2009 at 6:42 AM

Damn straight. There are no rules (except never use selective colour in a portrait). There is a correct exposure, then there is a creatively correct exposure - the effect you wanted.