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Old Dec 5, 2008, 5:22 PM   #1
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Ok guys help me out here. I took some shots on a recent fmaily trip to the mountains. This is the first ime I have attempted nature/landscape shots with my first DSLR, Canon 40d. To me some of the shots look hazy which may be the me or just the conditions at the time. I have no idea what the best camera settings are for shooting in this environment so comments and suggestions are much welcomed.


























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Ok guys help me out here. I took some shots on a recent fmaily trip to the mountains. This is the first ime I have attempted nature/landscape shots with my first DSLR, Canon 40d. To me some of the shots look hazy which may be the me or just the conditions at the time. I have no idea what the best camera settings are for shooting in this environment so comments and suggestions are much welcomed.
I like especially the three first pictures very much. Very nice, balanced compositions. The sun doesn't always shine

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Old Dec 12, 2008, 12:41 PM   #5
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Kind of setting I'd like to roam about as a keen hiker! Mu fave is #2, without any tweak!

As for your 'hazy'looking complaint;it may sound funny, for your camera is refined enough to handle variousshooting conditions,but a quick change in temperature wlile taking the camera from the car, etc.might cause a sligt moist onlens which requires checking! I always shoot raw for landscapes for the'slight' dynamic range advantage andmainly formore faithfulcolours!

When it comes to tweaking, opening the image at the levels histogram to adjust the sliders often gives a quickand nice result. Then you might go on with the 'curves'and 'shadows/highlight' tools to end up with a slight sharpening, a quick example of which you can see below.

Again, thanks for sharig and keep on posting : )


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Old Dec 13, 2008, 10:43 AM   #6
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A circular polariser should help with scenes like that.

I like shots #2 and #5 the most, although #2 needs more contrast - I have adjusted one in Picture manager and then tried in PSP8 with differing results...









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I think the settings you used worked out great, they are wonderful shots
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