Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Kodak

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Sep 4, 2006, 9:50 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
scrappynik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 486
Default

I took this yesterday around 10/11am. I used my DX7630. Why is the bottom half so dark?! I was hoping this shot would have come out better :shock:

Niki
Attached Images
 
scrappynik is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Sep 4, 2006, 10:07 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
bigdawg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Thach Alabama
Posts: 14,981
Default

It's because the top half was so bright! The bright clouds caused the camera to increase the shutterspeed and caused the bottom half to be under exposed. If it hadn't done this the highlights and detail of the clouds would have been lost by over exposure in that half of the photo! A Polorizing filter and a Neutral density filter would have lowered the light level on the top half and allowed the bottom half to be properly exposed!




Dawg
bigdawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 4, 2006, 10:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 726
Default

bigdawg wrote:
Quote:
It's because the top half was so bright! The bright clouds caused the camera to lower the shutterspeed and caused the bottom half to be under exposed. If it hadn't done this the highlights and detail of the clouds would have been lost by over exposure in that half of the photo! A Polorizing filter and a Neutral density filter would have lowered the light level on the top half and allowed the bottom half to be properly exposed!

Dawg
Yes Bigdawg knows what he's talking about!

shooting_rubber.


shooting_rubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 4, 2006, 10:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
FaciaBrut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 483
Default

Good composition Nik... Shouldn't take much work to adjust that pic and get to what you originally had in mind.
FaciaBrut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 4, 2006, 11:04 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 726
Default

Here is the edit........ Took about 6 minutes total...

shooting_rubber.

tell me what you think??

Attached Images
 
shooting_rubber is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 5, 2006, 12:02 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Morag2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 820
Default

Hmmm... not quite what I would do with the edit. Maybe I'll do my own edit tomorrow if I'm on (right now it's bedtime)
Morag2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 5, 2006, 12:03 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
FaciaBrut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 483
Default

I "think" we all recently reminded ourselves about not editing each other's photos without express permission or request. That said... what adjustment(s) did you do, SR?
FaciaBrut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 5, 2006, 5:27 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 451
Default

lol
Red Royalty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 5, 2006, 9:23 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
FaciaBrut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 483
Default

Nik, I would approach this photo by creating new layers in PS and adjusting the exposure bit by bit.
FaciaBrut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sep 5, 2006, 10:41 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
in_the_gym's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 251
Default

Niki - I had the same problem this weekend. I was able to fix the problem in Elements with some layers and curves. Yours should be an easy fix too !

Dawn
in_the_gym 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 12:46 PM.