I’ve shot silhouette shots before, but it’s time to up my game and start incorporating the actual sun into the composition. Rochester has a spot which is quite conducive to this as it is a long road with a wide shoulder where police won’t bother you, so this weekend I did some research on sun angles as well as checked some older photos to find common rotation points in order to find the ideal spot on the road. Then, I set an alarm for 5:45 in the morning.
I arrived at the airport in the middle of the morning “rush” (if you can call it that), with Southwest and Delta Connection already gone. The first departure after sunrise was an American E175 off to Chicago.
After that, an E145 departed which ended up way too high in the sky for me to get a good shot. Immediately following that was a Delta 717 off to ATL. Shoutout to these pilots because that was literally the perfect rotation point for this.
And that’s it! Just two photos because golden hour doesn’t exactly last that long. Hope you enjoyed these, I must say I’m more proud of these two than I have been of any of my photos for a while now. Which one did you like more?