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Old Jul 22, 2006, 8:48 AM   #1
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I've been using my 30D for a week now and found that blue sky is not consistent. These two shots were taken on the same day at pretty much the same angle. The first doesn't look bad but the second I find unacceptable. Is this the camera or technique?

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Old Jul 22, 2006, 12:14 PM   #3
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Depends on the exact times they were taken, maybe the sun moved, if its in Auto mode, it probly had to compensate for lack of, or more light?

Edit: Looks to me as if the camera tried to expose the bird properly in the second image.
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Exactly the camera is trying to adjust for more predominently darker content in the scene, bird and dark nest ending in lower exposure for the sky

-> both camera and technique IMO
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Old Jul 23, 2006, 9:15 PM   #5
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Thanks for your responses. Any tips?

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Old Jul 23, 2006, 9:34 PM   #6
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killdeer0007 wrote:
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Thanks for your responses. Any tips?
Have you try manual?
-> In cloudless day like that the exposure does not change i.e. if you don't use the camera meter then it can't be trump by the subject (or background) color - At least the exposure will be constant!

May be a handheld meter... :idea:
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Old Jul 25, 2006, 4:27 PM   #8
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killdeer0007 wrote:
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Thanks for your responses. Any tips?

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Get some good books on photography. What you are seeing has to do with what you are metering on. Read the manual. Practice.

Sel ...........
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/%7Eselorme/photos.html

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