Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by timfrommass, Jan 6, 2010.
The processing on 3 and 4 are pretty good, but shots 1 and 2 look dreadful on my monitor. Just to phrase it another way: the "look" you have achieved in shots 3 and 4 is perfectly representative of how I would like my bright day snow scenes to render. Just perfectly rendered, in my opinion. The last photo, while nice, seems a bit over saturated,and like the total dynamic range is a bit compressed down in the shadow values.
Shot 5 has plugged up shadows. Shot 3 has dark, yet slightly open shadows, and beautifully-pegged highlight values.
OK well I don't want to have my photos judged on my PP skills, so since you liked the 2 I only did minimal touch up on I'll do the same to a few of the ones you didn't like. The 2 that you liked I felt had some good natural shadows and character so I didn't do much, but I felt that in the mid-day sun there wasn't enough drama to the landscapes so I tried to add some. As far as picture #2 goes all I did was increase some of the shadows because I didn't like the half sillouette look of the trees, but I really liked the sky in the shot.
Mid-day sun is hard on winter photos especially if it is bright and sunny...and snowy.
I really like the one with the two people walking away from you...that works well for me!
Thanks I really liked that one too, I got another of them on the bridge with their dog on the rail, which I also liked. I was actually lucky enough to have 2 different groups of people who let me shoot them for a few mins.
You are right about snow and mid-day sun, this was my first time doing that in an open area like this. I've been reading several books on exposure and that really did help. By and large I think I did a pretty descent job of getting my exposure pretty close throughout the day.
bump... anything else?
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