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Old Feb 21, 2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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I was out a wee walk today and got very irritated with the sun suddenly hiding behind some dark clouds. So out of desperation I decided to do some experimental photography. Let me know what you think of the picture.

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Experimenting with what exactly? Underexposing?
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Experimenting with what exactly? Underexposing?
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It's not underexposed to me. Great colors.
Composition could be better. The big snow mass bottom left is unbalancing the pick.
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It's not underexposed to me. Great colors.
Composition could be better. The big snow mass bottom left is unbalancing the pick.
Thank you ordo. The big snow mass is one of the areas I was uncertain of the effect.

Another thing is that the lighting was difficult, specially in concerns to the snow. What difficult is getting the variations and shadows. This is probably why Gerafix finds it underexposed. It's a tricky picture in several was and I took it knowing it would be tricky processing.

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I used Exposure and Shadow/Highlight to bring out more texture in the snow and brighten the image a bit more. Probably too much but it shows how far you can go.
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I used Exposure and Shadow/Highlight to bring out more texture in the snow and brighten the image a bit more. Probably too much but it shows how far you can go.
Thanks Bynx. You did manage to bring out more texture in the snow, but as you know, working with snow pictures and getting them right is difficult. This is why I wanted to do this experiment and get input like the one you just gave. The light condition were difficult because in real life it was difficult to see shadows thrown by snow onto snow. Since the building, an old workers quarters, have rather strong colours, so getting the snow balanced and at the same time keeping natural colours on the building is a challange.
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