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Old Jun 22, 2007, 9:20 PM   #1
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Another automotive detail shot. This one is from a 1955 Pontiac wagon.



I took a number of shots of headlight chrome during this day of shooting, with reflections of other cars as the reflected subject. This one was my favorite of the bunch.

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Old Jun 22, 2007, 9:39 PM   #2
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Good idea for a shot. I always enjoy seeing the old cars.
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Interesting idea. I like it. Too bad the sky is blowns in the reflection. Spot metering may have helped.

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...sky is blown in the reflection. Spot metering may have helped...
I've been struggling with blown highlights for my whole 5 yrs of digicams. If you spot meter a highlight, what exposure factor do you use to get the right answer? I could do it now with my new camera and its LCD viewfinder.

Many years ago I used incident light metering, which pegged the highlights effectively. If I could improvise a suitable over-the-lens diffuser (half ping-pong ball?)and did some experiments to calibrate it, I suppose I could now use the camera for that. At present I'm using bracketing a lot, centred around -0.3 stop,but it's a nuisance sorting the shots out later.

TIA for any advice, Alan
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Agreed with calr, But whatever be it I like the whole new perceptive. an interesting shot
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Alan T wrote:
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...sky is blown in the reflection. Spot metering may have helped...
I've been struggling with blown highlights for my whole 5 yrs of digicams. If you spot meter a highlight, what exposure factor do you use to get the right answer? I could do it now with my new camera and its LCD viewfinder.

Many years ago I used incident light metering, which pegged the highlights effectively. If I could improvise a suitable over-the-lens diffuser (half ping-pong ball?)and did some experiments to calibrate it, I suppose I could now use the camera for that. At present I'm using bracketing a lot, centred around -0.3 stop,but it's a nuisance sorting the shots out later.

TIA for any advice, Alan
neutral density filter maybe?

I always find self-portraits interesting. ty silverstone
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Fun shot!



I have often thought a self portrait challenge would be fun. It would be great to see what this creative bunch would come up with.
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Thanks for the comments. I have noticed a tendency to blow out the highlights in reflected shots. Since I never think to change to spot metering, I should probably bracket these shots.

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