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Old Aug 11, 2008, 9:15 PM   #1
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I used ISO 80, F3.5, 1/800" shutter, using a 35mm equiv. 432mm lens.

The planes were moving fast, so bracketing and adding the three together to form a HDR is not an option.

I want the exposure to be such that the plane is exposed properly, but the sky becomes inevitably overexposed. If I don't want the sky to be overexposed, the plane becomes underexposed.

How would you go about getting shots in conditions like this correctly?

If I'm using a P&S superzoom with a 1/2.5" sensor and JPEG save only, am I pushing the camera's capability?
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Old Aug 12, 2008, 1:43 AM   #2
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I think that's a good enough exposure dear mate

After all, some comprimise is inevitable given the limited dynamic range of the sensors compared to human eyes, which requiresour awareness ofthe 'priority' when shooting. Imo, 'spot metering'exposure mode when supported by exposure bracketingis one of thefew precations to go under such circumstances.

The rest might require some digital 'darkroom'job : ) below I applied some 'sective' exposure blending job for the fighter jets and some highlight/shadow + colour balance job for the rest.
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UV filter plus circular polarizer will help with sky shots by reducing

the background glare,good edit by bahadir.......................musket.


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UV filter plus circular polarizer will help with sky shots by reducing

the background glare,good edit by bahadir.......................musket.

...and good suggestion from musket aboutthe use ofa circular polarizer that really works especially when the direction of the light source and the the direction of your lens makes 90 angle, the particular pointthe polarizerreaches its maximum effect!However, you've got to checkfor a decentadaptor for your compact camera first and buythe polariser according to the thread size of the adaptorIf there's none, you can make a home made one, as I did! Ah, this was the moment I purchased my dslr though : )
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Old Aug 16, 2008, 8:23 AM   #5
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I use a circular polarizer a lot, and think it's a good idea for this. They do cut down light so you'd have to either use a slower shutter speed, a larger aperture or a higher ISO to compensate. I like the picture and it does look like you can do a fair amount with it with post processing on the computer.
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