I was practicing Yoga one morning in my dining room - usually I can cut myself off from the world around me, but suddenly on that morning I noticed the sunlight streaming in through the window and the shadows and patterns on the voile and the floorboards. Very unusually for me, I immediately rolled up my yoga mat and rushed off to get my camera before the light changed.
I took a few shots with my camera on the tripod and this was the best composition.
When I viewed the results I was disappointed that I hadn't been able to capture the scene as I had remembered it at that moment as my intention was to try and convey how I was feeling at that time.
The voile/window area was overexposed but the floorboards were ok. I remembered some advice I had received on an earlier image uploaded to the CG about blending a few images together to get a properly exposed shot (thanks Nick - Sooty), so I decided I may be able to improve on the original image with that approach.
I made three copies of the shot at different exposures and blended them together in Elements. I then added a soft focus effect in Topaz and warmed up the image a little - oh and I added a vignette.
I'd be grateful for any comments, ideas, or mods showing how I could have improved this shot. I've uploaded the original version of the shot.
Also I wonder if I have managed to convey how warm and fuzzy I was feeling that morning..........thank you Yoga!
|Camera:||Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!|
|Lens:||18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||15 Jul 2012 - 10:04 AM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/4.4|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
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