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Old Dec 11, 2004, 9:13 PM   #1
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The sun was shining from the right - but the lantern & some plants were also lit from the left - by sunlight reflected from our kitchen window.

It happened around noon & only lasted for a couple of minutes: by the time I'd taken a few pictures, the reflection had moved somewhere else.
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Old Dec 11, 2004, 11:23 PM   #2
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Just my opinion but I find the overexposure of the walkway very distracting. Maybe crop with the bowl of water and lantern the focal point.

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Old Dec 12, 2004, 12:20 AM   #3
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Yes, I see what you mean & I very much appreciate your comment. I've both cropped it and lowered the brightness of various parts. It's made the backlighting that was reflecting onto the lantern much more like what caught my eye in the first place!
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Old Dec 12, 2004, 7:14 AM   #4
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one thing about when a picture is overexposed, usually all the details are gone.
your fix made it kinda weird.

take 2 shots.
1 a regular shot with the overexposed side
2 take another exposing correctly the "before overexposed" area.
3 combine both in photoshop.

otherwise, you'll have to use other techniques.

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Love the rough hewn stones of your walkway...

Having once helped a friend with one, I know they are quite a bit to "get it right".
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Berto - Yes, the fix has taken the character away from the path & rock - I guess I'll just have to get into the habit of taking shots like this with varying exposure times. We live and learn, eh?

Digcamfan - Thanks for the compliment. Actually most of the path is concrete, made using a Walkmaker form. I've sometimes thought I'd have preferred something more like a genuine Japanese-style Nobedan path, but since laying down the landscape ties, and now that moss is starting to grow in the cracks, it's starting to look a bit better....
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