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goldtop1122 Dec 10, 2005 8:45 AM

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This was taken inside the Parthenon museum with very low lighting. What could I have done to make it better? The actual size of the statue is close to 35 feet tall. Any comments appreciated.

VTphotog Dec 10, 2005 2:31 PM

The first thing that jumps out at me is that your camera was about a half degree off plumb when you took the shot. Combined with the perspective distortion of the wide angle, it makes me a little queasy looking at it. It also seems to have a bit of yellow cast to it. This may be from the combined lighting, and your camera may have biased the WB toward that of the flash.

I don't know if you would be allowed to use a tripod, but that would be a help to let you take the shot without flash at longer exposure, which should help the WB issue, and lighten up some of the shadows in the rear of the building. A very tall tripod, to get the lens centerline a little closer to that of the statue, and reduce some of the perspective distortion.

For a shot taken hand held under difficult lighting, this is pretty good.

brian


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