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Old Apr 21, 2007, 7:36 PM   #11
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me?? shoot in raw for the most control.
these are very good but need a levels adj. to really bring out the details. on my calibrated monitor they appear a little under exposed. no hi-lites blown so they will adj just fine.

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Old Apr 21, 2007, 7:46 PM   #12
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a real quickie
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 10:26 PM   #13
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wow Duluth never looked so good
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 12:21 AM   #14
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Not sure I would have gone quite as far as Roy did. I came up with this using Lightroom's develop tools (it is more than just a raw converter).
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 1:52 AM   #15
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Nice differences love the changes. I'll have to look intro Lightroom's product.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 2:33 AM   #16
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Nice differences love the changes. I'll have to look intro Lightroom's product.
mtngal hit on it but didn't say the easy when shooting solution.

With that much ice/snow you should have EV/EC'd (exposure compensation) up a 1/2 to full stop.

The post corrections weren't bad but probably the sky would have stayed bluer if it had been done when shot likely.

AE generally tries to go for a middle gray overall balance... which usually works well.... but not when things are overall white or black.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 2:47 AM   #17
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Got it. Watch the spot metering and utilize the exposure correction.

Thanks folks all good stuff
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 3:06 AM   #18
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And when it doubt that is one of the reasons auto bracketing is there for.

And not like you are burning an extra couple of frames of expensive film.

Just looked back and you do say *isT, and not real sure of it's capabilities.... but that is one of the cool things about the K10D.... you can actually set the bracketing to be all one sided.... rather than the usual one under-norm-over..... IE Norm-1/2 stop, full stop over/under say.
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Old Apr 23, 2007, 3:47 AM   #19
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On the first image, I would have moved the horizon up - to get the reflection of the lighthouse into the image. On the second, I would have set my camera on the ground with just a little of the concrete showing at the base of the image- maybe would have taken a portrait version sitting on the concrete. Just my way of shooting.

I carry a polarizing filter with me most of the time - with it cranked up to max - the sky would be very dark blue - would be interesting to play with.

During your post processing - if you are using an Adobe product - I would have slid the exposure slider up to where the highlights on the snow were just starting to max out - then back off a notch. Same for the shadows - stretch the DR as much as you could. The green lamp in the first image is a keeper - boost the saturation on the light.

Nice images - both pre and post. Hope you were shooting RAW - jpeg may not survive the pp suggestions very well. (If using jpeg - be sure to make a copy using the file system not the image software)

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Thanks for the advice
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