Getting up to the top a short while before the sun started to set, i found a few places that looked suitable, Mol was of coarse running around so i called her over while standing on one of the large "platforms" she jumped up beside me and then jumped down again! Arghhhhh
eventually i managed to get her to stand while i backed away to take a few shots in the early evening light.
after continuing to say "up" Mol soon started jumping up onto the rocks and started to stay on command. such a clever girl :)
with the sun setting behind the north wales coast the wide angle lens was too wide, not giving the view i required, I soon worked out that i needed to shoot with a long lens to pull the background foreword ,so using my 70-300 is i was able to fill the frame with both Mol and the strong colour i wanted.
with the low light levels i had to shoot high iso to keep a decent high shutter speed but i also bracketed exposure +- one stop and have merged them to give the desired image.
the sun is now producing its strongest colour , zooming in to give this shot
without bracketing, the camera calculated the exposure from the background giving the classic silhouette .
i experimented with this for a later image.
sunset looks great now :D
Mollster has got the hang of it with repeated "up" calls and pointing at the rocks , even after moving to watch people and dogs passing she immediately went back on the "up" command and sits/stands nicely :) didn't take long , shes very clever .
a perfect sit :)
The sun has set now and I'm glad of the image stabiliser on the lens as shutter speed quite low now. i am not quite happy with the look of this image but she is in a nice position anyhow.
this is probably my favourite image , experimenting with bracketing to get just the right amount of light and i managing to get the last suns rays lighting up her chest :)
that is how Mollster learnt to pose for me bless her :D
all images taken handheld with canon 5dmk2 , 17-40L and 70-300is