Skylining
Technique - Technique

SKYLINE

This is a pretty nice and easy effect. Just search for a interesting "skyline" - typically near the horizon or at middle distances and wait for the time around either sunset or sunrise. Now meter a very bright spot in the scene so the foreground gets totally black on the final picture. Due to this you've to place the foreground at the lower third of your picture - a black something is surely not interesting enough to allow more space here while the graduated color of the sky is of major interest here. Skylining is finally nothing else than a special "contra light" situation but with a much more exaggerated effect.
Note: The projected slide of the image below looks actually much better. Obviously the scanner was not able to get all the contrast.
 

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