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Old May 3, 2011, 8:35 AM   #1
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Hello. Here are a few pics from our recent trip to Yosemite. Feedback on how the cameras did, how I can improve even more, etc, are welcome.
These 2 were taken with the ZS3


These 2 were taken with the FZ35

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Old May 3, 2011, 9:02 AM   #2
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Lovely shots of a really impressive location!

My recommendation would be to try some additional processing - add a little extra contrast and a bit more saturation. Here's a 20-second attempt at your first shot:
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Just slightly over-exposed on the ZS3 so you've lost detail in the waterfall. Easy enough to miss at the time though. You did correct for it on the FZ35 though and -2/3 looks about right but you then need to lighten them up in PP. I did a bit of HDR on this but a simple gamma adjustment would help.

[edit] Actually I see you did -2/3 on the ZS3 as well but they look much brighter then the FZ35 images. Might just need to knock it down even further.

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Old May 3, 2011, 10:00 AM   #5
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Okay thanks. I'll check the settings I had, I thought the ZS3 was also on -2/3 but perhaps it wasn't. Which of these below would you enlarge to a horizontal 8 x 10 print(if any)?





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I'd vote for a very slightly cropped version of the first one to give you the right aspect ratio for 8x10. Just a tiny bit off the bottom and a bit off the right to lose the shadow on the mountain. I like that it hasn't lost anything off the ridgeline.

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LEK, I posted my comments on your other post on the "other" forum, lol. I still like #4 then #5. But I would be proud to print any of these, all great!!
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Old May 3, 2011, 4:21 PM   #8
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Thanks all. I think my favorites are the first and fourth photos. You know, I noticed about halfway shooting with the ZS3 that I had left the forced flash on. Could that have made the difference in the ZS3 photos being a bit too light? I didn't think it would make a difference with landscapes like that, but maybe it did?
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Very nice photos of a spectacular place. Lucky you.
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Old May 4, 2011, 7:56 PM   #10
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The lightness of the ZS3 photos bothered me when I had it set to -2/3 compensation. They shouldn't be that washed out. I took some shots today(sorry, not Yosemite, just throwaway test shots) to test the exposure bias in the ZS3. Do you think it's performing okay now? I'm posting first with, then without, -2/3 EV compensation. Taken in bright sunshine. Thanks.





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