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al ­ heeley
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Sep 18, 2011 16:54 |  #1

heres a shot taken in the local countryside, when framed i thought it would have all the elements for a great shot but seeing it on the screen i know it needs some editing, question is, having gone round in circles with this, what does it need?


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Sep 18, 2011 18:18 |  #2

That image is seriously overexposed, note the blown highlights...it might be salvageable by swapping out the sky. This is an example of the scene's dynamic range exceeding the cameras ability to capture that range.


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Sep 19, 2011 09:22 |  #3

I wanted to capture that sun flooding the scene through the rain clouds - if anything not managed to get a sense of depth in the shot, the lighting's ended up a bit harsh and flat.




  
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Sep 19, 2011 09:36 |  #4

Shooting directly into a sun that bright is tough. If you had shot a really big spread of about 5 shots going from +4 to -4 stops you could have tried HDR on it. While the sun would have still been blown out, it might have been controlable.


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Sep 19, 2011 18:13 |  #5

maybe better as an HDR


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Sep 20, 2011 09:42 |  #6

THanks, I will try it in HDR, it weas shot in Raw so I can tweak a single image up and down to see what I get.




  
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Sep 20, 2011 09:54 |  #7

Nice, sharp, great colors and nice atmosphere.
To be perfect (IMHO) you should only crop away the thing on the bottom right. It's a bit distracting.


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Sep 20, 2011 15:13 |  #8

version 2 with some cropping, HDR and gradient top and bottom

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Sep 20, 2011 15:38 |  #9

Unfortunately there is just too much dynamic range in the scene. The highlights are blown and the shadows are black. Shooting with a bright sky is tough and usually requires multiple exposures. HDR would have worked here.


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Sep 20, 2011 15:53 |  #10

OK, so lets say that despite the exposure issues you still like the image for what it is (I do). Try cropping out the bottom portion with the top of the fence; it's distracting. It may not be technically correct, but it's still a dramatic photo and is attractive IMO.


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Sep 21, 2011 03:46 |  #11

thanks for the comments guys :)




  
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