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Old Feb 19, 2007, 10:14 PM   #1
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I added a little light on the trees. The photo I took was a little washed out compared to what I was actually seeing. With a little help from photoshop, I got some light cast on the trees on the right. I still think I blew the highlights on the left and the top. Comments on composition as well as PP are appreciated.


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Old Feb 24, 2007, 12:23 AM   #2
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Hi hayden,
They say if you want the sky to come nicely(not washed out )+ details of the shadow,then You need to take two images,Method:-
1)Place the camera on Tripod
2) Brakect the camera and take three images, central one is useless(One over &another under exposed image is of our use,In the simple term:-one image expose for land(Sky will be washed out,Next image expose for the sky, land will be darken )
3) Now these 2 images should be placed over each other and then change the the layer interactivitity from Normal to whatever you like you may change the opacity to get the more acurate effect .
Well posting the altered image of your ,this is the best I could manage
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 12:38 PM   #3
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They say if you want the sky to come nicely(not washed out )+ details of the shadow,then You need to take two images
Or use a polarizer.
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Old Feb 24, 2007, 12:52 PM   #4
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Thanks for the responses mcliu and flippedgazelle.

I went back out and did some bracketing and attempted an HDR photo. The results are attached. Did this capture it a little better?

As for the polarizer, I really think that is the next thing on my list to purchase.
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number two. I turned around, walked across the street, and got this one:


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now they are better,but Polerizer..??? you will lose reflection on water which have come out beautifully on 2 nd image. Use it carefully.Choice is yours after all
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Good point on the water reflection. I probably wouldn't have thought of that. Then I'd be wondering why my pictures had great skys but still looked flat.
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why don't you use "neutral graduated filter" instead.It will reduce the sky brightness somewhat
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