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Old Dec 29, 2005, 3:27 AM   #1
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Read recently that you can avoid sun burn out by setting White Balance to Cloudy and bracketing the exposure - seems to work to a fair degree
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Old Dec 29, 2005, 11:43 PM   #2
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Steve this does not work at all.

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Old Dec 31, 2005, 6:00 AM   #3
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Thanks Jaki, one thing I love about this forum is that you can always rely on a good, honest assessment!

It actually did work to a certain degree as in reality, the sun was blindinglybright - going to try this again under slightly better conditions to see if it can produce a clean round sun. I've proven it does improve the redishlow sun but I don't think that's really any great achievement.

Any tips you know of?

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Old Dec 31, 2005, 8:13 AM   #4
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Steve, I have posted some similar shots see if they can help. But here are some tips I use: meter for one stop, two stops even three underexposure. I also experiment by using spot metering on say a the brightest part of the sky, cloud or the darkest. For me it is all experiment since no one has really taught me how to do it. As for the white balance I sue auto and the ISO of 100. A lot of my work is experimental and I jot what worked and what did not work.

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Old Dec 31, 2005, 12:15 PM   #5
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shooting at a lower ISO will help as you have some color noise issues here, especially in the shadows.. also if you wait for the sun to get a little lower on the horizon the brightness difference between it and the surrounding will be lower.. which will help your exposure.. if you have a spot meter, expose for the sky about 5 degrees above the sun.. and then bracket around that exposure..

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technically, it works okay, but as a composition, it doesn't do anything for me. not enough color or drama, nothing to really grab my attention... just a bright light in the clouds.
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Old Jan 2, 2006, 12:43 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone - especially for the technical advice. Will try it out.

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Old Jan 3, 2006, 3:09 AM   #8
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Steve, this one was lacking right from the camera. I have tried to fiddle with it if you don't mind.

Kind regards.

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Old Jan 3, 2006, 3:30 AM   #9
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Was testing out the new ISoS Banana Viewer. It's a piece of reveloutionary software for detecting hidden bananas in images. I won't tell you what I found in Dustin's old shirtless avatar.
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 6:09 AM   #10
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Yet another inspirational piece of work Syd that I found both uplifting and profoundly thought provoking.

Contemporybiblical exogesisobviously got it wrong - it wasn't the 'Manna from heaven' but the 'Banana from heaven' thatgot the lads through thedesert. :idea:
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