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Taken in a local cemetary.
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Nice... Like the title
There a a couple of things that could be done to make this photo better. Just some observations, there are a lot of deep shadows and detail is lost. Understanding it is a cemetery and a degree of darkness works, I believe that some of your comp is lost because you lose some definition in the stone work. Also the sky is a bit to dark and almost looks as the shadows are masking the blue sky that is trying to break through.
1. Increase the iso to bring in more light
2. Reduce the aperture, could get by shooting this between 4 - 6
3. To avoid overexposure consider setting the AE against the brightest part of the clouds then lock.
1. Reduce shadows so that more detail is apparent, adjust to the mood your trying to set, but also leave something for the viewer to see.
2. Increasing saturation could help to highlight some of the details
3. Increasing brightness would also benefit the overall shot.
Thanks greg! But I only used a compact camera to take the picture so I couldnt change the iso etc, but I have finally got an slr and i cant wait to get using it
Thanks for the advice
( im not great at editing! I need to get a good software first! )
For me the sky is a bit too yellow and I agree with Greg that the stone work is a bit to dark. This is easily remedied by selectively removing some of the yellow from the sky and, again selectively, using (for example) th shadows/highlights tool to lighten up the shadows: if doing this it is best to increase the mid tone contrast as well.
I've uploaded a mod to demonstrate this.
A lesson here is to decide what part of an image to take exposure from. The camera has looked at the whole scene and exposed for the brightest sky. If you had pointed the camera at one of the grave stones the shadows would have been better exposed.
Thanks for the tips guys
Its a great subjct and you've done well with a compact. I'm in the similar situation with a compact and the tech, software is not my thing. Some great advice from Greg here to that I could benifit from too!
thanks heaedless! I didnt even have to think about the title, it just was instant lol
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