Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Travel Photography

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Oct 22, 2007, 8:27 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
bahadir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Izmir, Turkey
Posts: 6,263
Default

musketwrote:
Quote:
...and sometimes they look familiar



Ah, according to Richard Bach,a cloud does not know where it goes: )



.................................................. .................................................. ...

AlanT wrote:


Dear Alan, thank you for your kind appreciation!

Relying on the dynamic range forsome pp, I usually meter at the brightest portionsOR at my main subject matter if I'm prepared to sacrifice the rest with a high key effect : ) Ah, I might even meter at an in-between (dark-light) portion for a comprimise at PS!

If my recollection is right, I must have metered at the clouds for that particular shot.


bahadir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2007, 9:58 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Alan T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Chester, UK
Posts: 2,980
Default

bahadir wrote:

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear Alan, thank you for your kind appreciation!

Relying on the dynamic range forsome pp, I usually meter at the brightest portionsOR at my main subject matter if I'm prepared to sacrifice the rest with a high key effect : ) Ah, I might even meter at an in-between (dark-light) portion for a comprimise at PS!

If my recollection is right, I must have metered at the clouds for that particular shot.


------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Your last sentence answers my question, bahadir; obviously spot metering renders the selected spot as a nice mid-tone, and if you put the spot on something brighter than midtone, it will render the image somewhat darkened overall.

I am studying this to remedy the problem I and others have in having to use a default EV-0.3 offset on my camera. Spot metering offers a way out once I understand it, and you've sorted it out, thanks. I understand! Doesn't happen often!

Understanding the strange invisible colours that appear on my monitor in some posts is another question altogether! Making my reply visible was a tonal challenge of its own. Please complain if you can't read my reply.

Alan T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Oct 23, 2007, 3:48 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
bahadir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Izmir, Turkey
Posts: 6,263
Default

Quote:
..........Your last sentence answers my question, bahadir; obviously spot metering renders the selected spot as a nice mid-tone, and if you put the spot on something brighter than midtone, it will render the image somewhat darkened overall.
Alan, had I not clicked on 'quote' botton instead of 'reply' I would never see the lines above:!:

You may select the unseen letterswith the mouse and then select'white' (assuming your background is black as with mine) from the window above when in doubt!

Btw, no wondera competent photographer like yourself would solve outthat problem

bahadir is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 PM.