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Old Aug 24, 2013, 6:24 AM   #1
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I came across a group parra-saling off Dromana beach.
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Old Aug 25, 2013, 4:42 PM   #2
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G'day Simon

Great pair of images mate
May I offer some cc ...

The 2nd image suffers from some underexposure - a regular event with most cameras when shooting in bright-cloud conditions. The camera 'sees' the clouds, the exposure system says 'geez it's bright' and closes down the aperture beyond what it should be set to

For this image - if you have Elements, have a go with Levels [via Ctrl + L] and with the histogram, slide the RHS white marker leftwards till it kisses the histogram ... this will brighten the image nicely

For future images - when I'm shooting on bright-cloudy days, I use the EV +/- button to overexpose by +2/3EV or +3/3EV to overcome the metering confusion ... you might like to try this as well


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Having just processed my photos from a recent trip to Boston harbor in bright sunlight, I can attest to how hard it is to get these images to come out. I took mine in raw, so there was a bit I could do to them. Plus, the movement didn't make yours any easier. You did a nice job.

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Old Aug 26, 2013, 6:25 AM   #4
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Thanks for the feedback guy's.
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Great captures of all the action!

PS - Great advice and explanation from Phil. Will also add that, if you have the raw images, try using the free Pentax Software (Pentax Digital Camera Utility). This seems to do a better job than photoshop of brightening images without losing the color dynamics.
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Good actions shots.

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G'day all

I revisited this post today & thought I would follow my own suggestion to Simon about lightening it a bit - I trust that Simon's okay with my simple efforts on his JPG image





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Nice action shots

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thanks all, play away Phil!
The day was pretty dark and gloomy, I liked the view through the dark.
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