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Old Jun 10, 2005, 12:30 PM   #1
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Hello all,

I was trying to shoot some pictures with clouds the other day with my DX6490, but I'm somewhat disappointed.

It was a beautiful sunny day, everything was very nice.

When I looked at the picture on my PC, I was very disappointed. :-?
The pictures seemed darker, yet on my LCD when I reviewed them they were ok.

I will post them the next time, so you guys can see what I'm talking about.

Any help please??

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Old Jun 10, 2005, 12:56 PM   #2
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(edited to remove great prose about reviewing the picture -- you did that, but I missed it in reading your post...)


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Old Jun 10, 2005, 1:48 PM   #3
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Need to see photos to see why. Could be the exposure compensation was way down??!! I don't know. Usually you can take a dark photo and post process it to a good one. I'll show you two shots where I've done that with Photoshop Elements when I get off work. That'll be about 11:30 or so tonight.

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Old Jun 11, 2005, 12:22 AM   #4
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Here they are as promised. Tis one was way under exposed.

This was taken in Pasm A-mode at 1/1000sec f/5 -2 exposure compensation.
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It was way darker than I expected as the sun was starting to hit the flower bed real quick. No problemo. Off to Photoshop Elements you go.

To correct the problem I used Photoshop Elements and clicked on Auto levels, then auto contrast, Then fillflash and moved the slider untill it looked about right, Then used Unsharp mask filter to give it a crispness and sharpen the detail. Then and only then I resized it. If you resize it first you can loose some detail and not be able to recover it.


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Old Jun 11, 2005, 12:34 AM   #6
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I hope this helped some Bedde. Remember if it is a little too dark it's usually better than a little too light. After you blow out the detail and contrast with too much white you almost never can recover it.


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Old Jun 11, 2005, 12:57 AM   #7
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And here are two shots using a polorizing filter and a Gradual grey filter. When using them you need to get the exposure around zero by changing the F/stop or film speed to compensate for the darker filters. Obviously I didn't do a very good job of it in the first one.

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Well if you don't get a good one right off the camera, then post processing is the remedy.

I used Photoshop Elements again and the same filters and adjustments as the flower shots.


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Anyway thats the way I turn a dark photo into a keeper. If something like the power lines bother you then Photoshop can remove them.

And I bet Cold Snail still doesn't see the man in the photo.


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Old Jun 18, 2005, 8:22 AM   #10
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Maybe you guys can comment on the pics i took.....

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Need to see photos to see why. Could be the exposure compensation was way down??!! I don't know. Usually you can take a dark photo and post process it to a good one. I'll show you two shots where I've done that with Photoshop Elements when I get off work. That'll be about 11:30 or so tonight.

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