How should I have handled this?

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  1. Ron Evers

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    The challenge is to take a pic of a decrepit fence. I had this opportunity but there was a hot spot in the centre so I cut the exposure 2/3 stop. Tis still pretty hot!

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    I would have gone up to the fence and spot metered it. It would underexpose the rest of the picture, but it would have worked because it would give it a natural vingette. Or go back a different time of day.

    The composition is lacking though. You might try getting right up to the fence and putting the camera nearly on the fence to get perspective and depth.

    Also could use some PP work.
     
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    That would be your best option... go back during a "golden" hour... where the light was pretty... or go back during overcast and make a "gloomy" kind of a shot.
     
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    Thanks for the pointers.
     
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    Consider the angle and framing of the shot as well. Even in morning light I get the feeling the first thing that will grab attention in this frame is the tree.
     
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    Taking the above comments into consideration I had another go @ it this morning. Here are the two I thought best out of six shots.

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    That second one is better. The colours are much richer, and the lighting is more dramatic. The others just look flat.

    The composition is better, too. All of the busyness is held back by the fence, so it isn't so dominant within the frame. This way, it looks like a real struggle for that fence to keep it all back; it's at breaking point.
     
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    I think the second one is far superior.
     
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    Tripod it and multishoot it with vaired exposures and tone map it. just don't go over board with it like so many do.
     
  10. Ron Evers

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    I understand all but "tone map it". What is that?
     
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    Ron Evers Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Thanks Battou.

    I had a quick look through the link So I now understand the concept.
     

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