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Jul 24, 2013 11:37 |  #1

This is my first atempt at a "starburst". Photo was taken at Grant Grove in Kings Canyon NP.


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Couple of questions for those that have done this type of shot before.

1. What kind of hints can you offer for proper exposure? Could this be tweeked more if it was shot in RAW instead of JPEG?
2. What causes, what appears to be droplets on the photo. Is this dust or something else?
3. Any other comments welcome. I'm always willing to listen, learn and better myself.

Thanks for looking

Brian



  
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Jul 24, 2013 11:57 |  #2

i guess if pointing the lense directly towards the sun you have lens flare. some lenses have more some less. using lens hood and not using filters can help to have less lens flare. digital as well as film cameras have very limited dynamic range compared to human eyes. so there is no single shot which can capture all details especially when shooting high contrast scenes. one way is to shoot raw, exposer bracket the shot and then do hdr are digital blending. but this does not mean you will get perfect result , it all depends on weather condition weather condition keeps on changing keep on trying you will get a good result .

The dust that you refering to is probably digital noise and it is there either when you shoot at high iso or your shot is very dark and you try to brighten the shot in post processing to get details out of the shadows. it is then noise which usually hidden in shadows becomes visible.




  
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Jul 29, 2013 22:42 as a reply to  @ nittaya's post |  #3

That's a good attempt and enormous starburst. Next time, move around a bit and take some shots where a little less bright sun is shining through (perhaps denser foliage) and you might get a bit more detail. Also, try different exposures. Usually need a pretty small aperture for starbursts. Keep posting.
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Jul 30, 2013 13:53 as a reply to  @ callumbrae's post |  #4

Thanks for the advice and comments nittaya and callumbrae, I will definitely keep trying and posting.




  
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