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Old Dec 27, 2007, 4:07 PM   #1
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Let me know what you guys think of these two shots, they were taken at dusk so the light was getting flat. we had 6" of fresh snow on X-mas to go on top of about 12-18" from the previous weeks.





I think a small amount of snow got on the lens here, can this be fixed?





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Old Dec 27, 2007, 9:15 PM   #2
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I like the concept of the photos. But the subject and the snow are underexposed. This is a problem in snow where the camera will meter about 2/3 to 1 full stop below to try and turn the snow to a neutral grey. If you want to keep from blowing the sky out I would suggest using a flash. If you don't care about the sky then use EC to get the skiers exposed correctly.
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Old Dec 30, 2007, 11:58 PM   #3
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John is correct.

If a good external flash is not available the other option is to use some tools available in photo shop. I use the cs3 program and by using the "edit"-fill-overlay-white-17 to 45% strength, you can bring the whites up to look like this and lighten the faces as well.

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WOW!!! What a difference Spy! Nicely done. Good captures by the way, Winter.
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Old Jan 10, 2008, 11:29 AM   #6
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The edited ones look great. Maybe the setting used are th right way to take the shot and do that edit afterwards so the sky and so on arent overexposed.
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