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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by The_Turk, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. The_Turk

    The_Turk TPF Noob!

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  2. fmw

    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Three things from my perspective. It has too much contrast and saturation and there is no descernible or meaningful subject. It is just a picture of contrast and saturation.
     
  3. j_mcquillen

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    For silhouettes to really work, you probably need a stronger subject.

    The sky has also burnt out (lost detail) due to over-exposure - I don't know what camera or metering you're using, but it looks as though your camera has been fooled into overexposing by the extreme contrast between the bright sky and the dark foreground. To get round it, try taking a meter reading from the sky only, then recompose your shot to include the foreground - this will give you a well exposed sky, with the foreground as a silhouette against it.

    Alternatively, look into the use of graduated ND filters, or HDR to get a good exposure in both sky and foreground.
     

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