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Dec 15, 2012 21:17 |  #1

Old Newbie Alert: OK, I’ve spent the last 10 years of my digital photo hobby snapping shots of swim meets and baseball games. I still have 2 more years of HS baseball to watch (God willing), but I thought I start to expand my horizons on subject matter and manual settings… A new 7D (1 week old); photos from the yard today and the airport last night. Thoughts on how to do it better. (over exposed signs in time laps) (over exposed sky in leaves). Thanks, -Bill

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Dec 15, 2012 22:42 |  #2

I really like the second shot - the leaves, BUT, I would re-crop it to get rid of most if not all of the white spot in the lower left. Too much of an eye magnet there. When I first looked, the first thing I noticed was the CA, then I saw the leaf. That white spot really takes away from the delicate nature of the leaf.

The rose is competent without being outstanding.

The night shot is a night shot - still, this one is a little better than most as you (by choice or necessity) didn't shoot straight down the road. Working against it is the very sharp text and the very blurry (to the point of unrecognizable) text on the same sign! I do wonder, however, what caused the wavyness on some but not all of the red light streaks.

For me, far and away, the leafs are the best.

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Dec 16, 2012 00:20 |  #3

The first is pretty interesting, the wobbles in the train light streaks, etc.
Post your exif data and perhaps the responses will be more helpful.


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Dec 16, 2012 09:10 |  #4

EXIF (Data)

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 7D
Orientation Horizontal (normal)
XResolution 72
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ResolutionUnit inches
ModifyDate 2012:12:12 20:23:23
YCbCrPositioning Co-sited
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ExposureTime 25
FNumber 29
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ISO 200
SensitivityType Recomm​ended Exposure Index
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ExifVersion 0230
DateTimeOriginal 2012:​12:12 20:23:23
CreateDate 2012:12:12 20:23:23
ComponentsConfiguratio​n Y, Cb, Cr, -
ShutterSpeedValue 24.7
ApertureValue 28.1
ExposureCompensation 0
MeteringMode Multi-segment
Flash Off, Did not fire
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UserComment
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SubSecTimeDigitized 00
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InteropVersion 0100
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CustomRendered Normal
ExposureMode Manual
WhiteBalance Auto
SceneCaptureType Stand​ard
LensInfo 28-105mm f/0
LensModel EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
GPSVersionID 2.3.0.0
Compression JPEG (old-style)
ThumbnailOffset 11300
ThumbnailLength 18514

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Dec 16, 2012 09:12 |  #5

EXIF (DATA)

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 7D
Orientation Horizontal (normal)
XResolution 72
YResolution 72
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ModifyDate 2012:12:15 13:44:05
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ExposureTime 1/400
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DateTimeOriginal 2012:​12:15 13:44:05
CreateDate 2012:12:15 13:44:05
ComponentsConfiguratio​n Y, Cb, Cr, -
ShutterSpeedValue 1/39​5
ApertureValue 4.6
ExposureCompensation -4/3
MeteringMode Multi-segment
Flash Off, Did not fire
FocalLength 105.0 mm
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ExposureMode Auto
WhiteBalance Auto
SceneCaptureType Stand​ard
LensInfo 28-105mm f/0
LensModel EF28-105mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
GPSVersionID 2.3.0.0
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ThumbnailOffset 11300
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Dec 16, 2012 09:17 |  #6

EXIF (Data)

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Make Canon
Model Canon EOS 7D
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ResolutionUnit inches
ModifyDate 2012:12:15 13:57:53
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ExposureTime 1/160
FNumber 3.2
ExposureProgram Manual
ISO 100
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ExifVersion 0230
DateTimeOriginal 2012:​12:15 13:57:53
CreateDate 2012:12:15 13:57:53
ComponentsConfiguratio​n Y, Cb, Cr, -
ShutterSpeedValue 1/16​6
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MeteringMode Multi-segment
Flash Off, Did not fire
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Thanks, -Bill

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Dec 16, 2012 10:14 |  #7

Welcome to POTN!
Re: (over exposed signs in time laps) (over exposed sky in leaves). Shooting RAW will usually give you more extensive editing options, but not so much in this case. The best/easiest thing to would be to shoot a separate exposure for the signs, & then blend that into the other exposure. Got an editor with layers?
Some basic links in A question about sky and also be sure to look at post #9 of the Airport runway shoot link in my post.


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Dec 16, 2012 11:28 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #8

I think PhotosGuy is right, the sign in the first pic will require a seperate exposure. Due to the long exposure and the reflective lettering on the sign, all those car lights hitting it as they went by overexposed it considerably, the rest of the sign is ok due to not having the reflective properties. That's also why the street markings are so bright, which I think looks pretty cool!


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Dec 17, 2012 06:32 |  #9

Thank you for all the input – I’ve just been shooting a variety things around the house and work trying to get a much better understanding of manual controls. I have Photoshop and it looks like I need to take the same approach with post processing. –Bill


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Dec 17, 2012 10:43 |  #10

bstephan wrote in post #15376276 (external link)
...trying to get a much better understanding of manual controls.

Good for you. I suggest that you look at this, too: Post #47
Then try this: Need an exposure crutch?


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