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Old Jan 14, 2011, 3:22 AM   #1
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Took this Shot during a dress rehearsal of Phantom Regiment 2008 DCI world championship.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 7:22 AM   #2
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Since you have posted this in the critique thread, let me offer some:
- Not sure what you intend to convey in terms of the subject
- The image needs leveling
- The highlights appear to be blown (too much brightness in the whites)
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 8:22 AM   #3
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This is one of the worst kinds of situations to shoot. People dressed in white, at night with strong spotlights on them. What do you expose for -- the grass, the sky, the fence in back or all those people in white? You did a good job covering everything except the people. The only way you could have done any better would be to have shot another quick shot which would be way underexposed so you could get the white uniforms and the details in them. Then mix the two shots and create an HDR image.
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Old Jan 14, 2011, 9:36 AM   #4
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Bynx is correct. HDR is the only way to save this one. Number one rule is "don't blow the highlights" as you can't get the details back so always shoot the scene (1) in RAW as you need that extra editing pixel info and (2) with highlights in mind.
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Thank! Will do.
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Old Jan 16, 2011, 10:57 PM   #6
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Just wanted to comment that Phantom Regiment's 2008 show was amazing, and I was there during finals week to experience the whole shebang.

Love their all-whites, by the way.
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Cjp87, Thanks! My Son was fortunate to march with them. It was a great show!
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