Another Small World Sunset

Shooting into the sun is normally not really recommended, but I've that it yields some dramatic shots in the afternoons (or early mornings, though I'm never awake that early) by forcing long shadows across the scene.  You have to be able to compensate for the overload of light, though.  This means focusing on a darker object if it's in the foreground, or bracketing to overexpose the scene.  I usually set my shutter to be one or two stops above neutral, so that I can get some details in my shadows as opposed to flat out black.  And usually, it turns out alright!

The sun sets upon It's a Small World as a boat leaves the loading dock.


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