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Old May 29, 2006, 8:02 PM   #1
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Here are some reflections and shadows in a local office building. The highlights are blown in the lower right corner. It was hard to avoid due to the high contrast of the scene.



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Old May 29, 2006, 9:37 PM   #2
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The high contrast really adds to the sharpness of the detail in the image in the left side with thereflection but as you noted you pay the price in the blown highlights on the right.

As I work with difficult lighting situations I am reminded of the advice you yourself once posted take two shots each exposed for the different lighting conditions then carefully blend them together in Photoshop or similar using layers to provide the "perfectly exposed" shot.

I've often been tempted to do that but when I think about the amount of work and the planning I get lazy and just take one shot and hope for the best. Besides it probably means you've got to have your tripod handy.

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