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Old Jun 3, 2006, 8:40 PM   #1
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Lights, shadows, reflections




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Old Jun 4, 2006, 3:20 AM   #2
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Carter1,

Nice to see you actively participating. The required elements are there, the shadows and the reflections. You've got a very difficult ligthing situation. The shade area under the bridge looks correctly exposed but the vegetation on the river bank may be slightly overexposed. This is not easy to correct while sooting. There are two possible solutions.

Cal, consistently recommends the use of a split filter (one-half is slightly darker than the other) to use the darker half to reduce the harsh light on the vegetation and the lighter half for the shady areas. It is also possible to do the same thing using a program such as Photoshop Elements.

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Old Jun 6, 2006, 5:57 AM   #3
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Carter...another nice photo. I can really see how the filter Cal suggests would work on this photo. I think i will look into one.



Thanks for participating, carter and keep up the good work!
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Old Jun 6, 2006, 5:09 PM   #4
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Agreed. The split-neutral density filter would lighten the dark shadows a bit and darken the rest. In otherwords, it would help even out the exposure.

You've got two of the challenge elements. Good work.

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