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Old Jun 19, 2005, 8:05 PM   #1
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I took a few pictures of my mustang the other night with my Canon S70 and I am not happy with the results. The sun was setting behind me and the clouds and car seem to be in the right possition but the exposure or something is off? What could I have done to bring out the detail in the car yet still see the cloud detail and not blow it all out more? Should I have used a low level flash? Ron

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Old Jun 19, 2005, 9:10 PM   #2
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You could try using a fill flash from the camera. That will illuminate the car and expose the background correctly as well.
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Old Jun 20, 2005, 8:35 AM   #3
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Yah, a fill flash, preferably with a diffuser attached.

Or find a sunny day, and take the shot early in the morning or late in the evening with the sun striking the car fully from your back (mind your shadow).


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Old Jun 20, 2005, 8:42 AM   #4
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Thank you for the replys. I had thought a flash may have helped but didn't do it. Oh well :-(. I took the pictures because of the clouds I liked in the background so I did not have alot of time to wait for the right lighting but wondered what I could have done in the current lighting, I guess the flash would have made the photo nicer. Ron
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 11:48 AM   #5
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Next time, how about a slightly different composition:

Move a little lower to 1.) move the background bushes below the hood, and 2.) move the clouds down.

Place the clouds so they seem to billow out of the driver's seat and behind the car.

Move the car off center a bit, to the left of the shot, with the clouds extending to the right of the shot.

Strong fill flash on the car.

Nice car, BTW (drool)

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Old Jun 22, 2005, 7:21 PM   #6
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I like this photo. the exposure can be correctedwith editing as all details are there. This is my quick try.
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Old Jun 22, 2005, 7:27 PM   #7
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Thank you GWEI, Looks alot better. I'm waiting for another day like I had to try some new things that where suggested to me. Don't know if that will be soonere or later :-)
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