Park shot - need some help

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  1. amoki

    amoki TPF Noob!

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    hi all.

    I was shooting in my university park when I came across this "scene".

    This is what the park looks like with 1/200 shutter with the flowers and the trees and the pond and the blah blah blah...

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    And this is what the sky looks like, with a different shutter (1250)speed:

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    This is a near-evening shot, as you can tell from the sky. My problem is how do I "combine" these two shots when I shoot it with my D-rebel. Using the shutter speed in between made the picture worst. I just can't seem to find the right shutter speed to get the best of both shots... It is just near impossible to get both the sky and the near-evening hue of the scene. So anyone with any help? I used a EF-S 18-55mm lense for this two shots.

    (The images have been resized, of course.)
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ah, good question, Amoki, and I am curious to hear the answer, too. I took a similar photo, also in a park, a couple of weeks ago, one clearly showing the park, one the sky, never any good of both in ONE photo... :( So I was wondering whether I should ask "the experts on TPF" for some help... I didn't. Thank YOU for asking. (Some know how to combine pictures in PS...)
     
  3. emayd

    emayd No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This is a sample, what possible to do with it.

    Only some sugestions(recomendations) - both pictures should be done from the same point with same focus length and differents not more then 2 apperture steps.

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    or use a ND grad filter - might be difficult to use without a distinct horizon, but it basically reduces the amount of light coming in from the sky and lets the light in from the foliage etc.
     
  5. amoki

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    So you mean, I have to control the aperture instead of the shutter?

    And is it possible to salvage anything from the photo? I shot it in RAW.
     
  6. emayd

    emayd No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You can use a shutter two. I told only about two steps difference. If it will be more then 2, it will be less realisting. Or you can use 3 pictures. In this case the bracketting will be 4 steps.

    In current case two steps is a llimit ( I think), because you have also a sky reflection in the water.
     

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