Overexposed.. too much?

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  1. kellylindseyphotography

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    Took my son out today for fun/practice. I love this shot, but I accidently overexposed it! I was watching my histogram and everything. ugh! I cant' burn in the face with traditional burning, even at 3%, it just turns to gray so I assume I just lost detail and there's nothing to be done about that right? I punched up the contrast a lot because I liked it.
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    yes it is overexposed too much. sometimes overexposure works, but not here.
    you are correct....no way to recover the detail.

    where did you take your meter reading?
     
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    the end of the meter? ;)

    i bet that's not the first time that's been said.

    why not just take him down there, have him do his best macho-man pose again and reshoot it!? :) It really is a nice photo!
     
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    ah, I have no idea for that picture. I thought the envirornment for the picture was so ideal, so of course my son refused to sit there at all. It didn't help that there was a huge water fountain right next to it that he itched to play in. It had an overhang which cast a shadow down on him, so I believe I metered the wall next to him, then backed up but it was a very quick shot with no chance at readjusting exposure after this one shot.

    Here's the b&w. It looks better, I think.
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    I got a ton more pictures today, so I'm not overly concerned :) We won't go back for a long time to come because its at a distant location. Thanks for commenting!
     
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    I really like the b&w picture.
     
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    too much. i dun like that blur thing people do. :(
     
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    I actually like the B&W version of it!! It has that old look to it.
     
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    There isn't a blur on the 2nd one.

    The first one has a VERY light blur, but it is the overexposed quality that is causing that effect.

    And it looks like I've done something to his eyes, when I haven't. The overexposure caused his eyes to be SUPER sharp and light..
     
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    Same... Way over exposed too.
     

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