Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:18 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:30 pm 
Image

D5000. 16-85mm at 45mm. Shutter is 1/80 and f/10 ISO 100. Camera RAW to JPEG in Lightroom without editing.

Prize for who can guess which town is it. I'm fairly new to photography, so please criticize. Tell me what's wrong and what sould I have done better.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:27 am
Posts: 528
Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
This is nicely framed with the railing leading the eye to the nice light on the building in the distance. The bg tree line intersects the building roofs at what feel like natural points.

I'd say the photo is underexposed and this is especially evident in the dark building on the bottom left.

If you wanted to get into details, then I'd clone out the 'scooter' and 'burger' writing on the signs which don't go with the mood of the image.

Nice shot :)

_________________
http://www.flickr.com/photos/53061745@N02/

Panasonic G3: 9-18mm, 14mm, 20mm, 45mm


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:09 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:24 am
Posts: 1822
Presumably you were using Matrix Metering on this shot?

It's one of those grey winter scenes - lots of snow, light grey clouds and sky with no detail. As a result the camera has metered and slightly underexposed.

You have a few options to hand. You can try using exposure compensation, but that may blow the white in the snow. This will generate more detail in the shadows though, as it looks as if it's clipped on the bottom right.

Another option it to bracket. You should be able to do this without a tripod, but a tripod would help. You could expose for the shadows and then the highlights and put the camera on continual high to blast out the frame in the bracket, with little or no camera movement. This will then allow you to blend either manually in photoshop or by using software like photomatix.

Another option when nature's not playing nice could be black and white. You could overexpose the shot to lift the shadow details, pump up the contrast a little and convert.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:28 pm 
Yes, it was with Matrix Metering. Thanks for the hints. I have tried B&W it looks fine, not great, for me.

Winter again only in January now to test these techniques, but thanks dubaiphil, I shall remember them.

Thanks kimchi. Totally agree now that you mentioned the signs.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:40 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:24 am
Posts: 1822
Which town in Switzerland?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 4:51 pm 
Thun, some 20 minutes from Bern.


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group