Junior at the Helm - C&C please

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  1. Captain IK

    Captain IK TPF Noob!

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    This is a shot of my Grandson at the helm of a 43' Morgan sailboat. It looks over exposed to me but on the other hand the blacks appear black and there is a lot of white in the shot.
    Should I leave it alone or adjust?
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    Any comments are appreciated.
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    a little fill in flash couldn't have hurt... great pic though
     
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    The short answer is yes. And no. Overall, the exposure is good with respect to the subject, though as mentioned a little fill-light around his face wouldn't hurt. The sky however is exposed and rather featureless. I'm not really sure how big a deal that is, since it really doesn't add or detract (IMO) significantly from the image.

    I'd try a little more work in post just to lighten the area around the boy's face and call it done. You've got a nice image.
     
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    Well the whites are underexposed, coming out as grey, and the sky is overexposed. I'm no expert, but maybe a flash would have helped to fill in the shadows on the subject, and lighten the whites on the boat. Maybe a CPL would have helped to darken the sky? It's a very nice shot though, and I think an accurate representation of the scene might actually weaken the image.
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys. I appreciate it.
     

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