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Old Jun 22, 2006, 10:33 AM   #1
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Old Jun 22, 2006, 10:51 AM   #2
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Now, you've got the idea. The fork is totally out of place amongst the Impatiens but the photo works! Good job!

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Old Jun 22, 2006, 10:41 PM   #3
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vsch1,

Cal has really got us hunting for some misplaced items. This is going to be almost like treasure hunting.

Looks like your fork is a tad tired after climbing out of the drawer to hide among the impatiens.

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Cal and Selvin (or anyone else)...is there any way of taking this shot without blowing the white? I must have taken this shot 10 times with different settings, both manual and auto, and was disappointed with the white flowers every time.
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vsch1,

Your camera should have a bracketing feature. Try that a select the best. White flowers are the easiest to have blown highlights. It's frustrating when everything else has great exposure and the white flowers are featureless.

Your shot isn't that terrible. You should see some of my cloud formations. I've been underexposing a teensy bit recently and then trying to compensate with PS or equivalent.

If you're using flash you vcan almost forget about trying to rescue the blown highlights.

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Thanks Selvin..bracketing 101. My next self taught lesson. Too bad all the rain over the weekend Close to 4 inches in 2 days)really mashed all my flowers. i'll have to wait a few days for them to come back and give bracketing a try.
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A polarizing filter might help but it may darken the entire scene. Using a polarizer when photographing vegetation often brings out the green in the folliage. I am not sure what it would do with flowers. I have some red and white impatiens on my front porch. I'll try my polarizer on them and let you know the results.

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