Monday 1 November 2010

PhotoShare: Backlit Meerkats

Time for a quick PhotoShare everyone...

This troop of Meerkats (Suricates) were taking in the early morning sun in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park (Kalahari desert) during our last trip in October 2010.

With the sun coming from directly in front of me, I used the light direction to create a rim-lit effect, with the sun nicely enhancing their outlines by shining through their fur. When doing this, it is necessary to underexpose considerably by dialing down your exposure compensation.

f8.0  //  1/2500 SS  //  ISO-640  //  Exposure bias -1

Enjoy the week ahead!

Morkel Erasmus

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