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Old Oct 30, 2006, 8:33 PM   #1
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Seems there is a question about how to get the exposure for this kind of shot every year. The simple answer is to set the exposure for the pumpkin, put your camera on a tripod (a candle is dim), and shoot every minute or so while the sun goes down.

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Old Oct 30, 2006, 9:40 PM   #2
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It looks great! However, I have a question. Is there anything illuminating the exterior of the pumpkins? It seems to me that if the only light is coming from the candles inside the pumpkins, the exteriors should be darker.

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Old Oct 30, 2006, 10:49 PM   #3
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The candle inside and the last bit of twilight are the only light sources. I did pump up the contrast using curves.
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