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Difficult Subject

By 3oldmen
Choosing an all white subject is a very difficult subject to shoot. But, the ideal is to shoot it beneath deeply overcast skies which then substantially reduces the chance of blow out in the all white areas of the photo.GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Subject Sky Weather Difficult White Flowers and plants Photographing Conditions Overcast blow out

Voters: newbe2, Spkr51, mogobiker and 11 more


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10 May 2019 2:29AM
Beautiful image *****

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10 May 2019 6:49AM
I agree about overcast skies. My F100fd has a way of holding the highlights when contrast is higher (called Wide Dynamic Range), but it requires an increase to the ISO it uses (to give it "wiggle room" to adjust the image) up to 2 settings. e.g. from ISO100 to either 200 or 400.
3oldmen 23 United States
10 May 2019 7:11PM

Quote:I agree about overcast skies. My F100fd has a way of holding the highlights when contrast is higher (called Wide Dynamic Range), but it requires an increase to the ISO it uses (to give it "wiggle room" to adjust the image) up to 2 settings. e.g. from ISO100 to either 200 or 400.

Thank you for the tip. We shot this in auto mode. This camera has several such modes. In this particular mode the camera takes several shots at once and combines them for 'best image'. The camera decides what is 'best image'. However, we have noticed that there is input for us. Shooting under very bright, clear sky the best the camera produces is not really the best in our eyes. Shooting beneath clouds or in low light often produces the better shot with this sort of subject.
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
10 May 2019 7:33PM
A really lovely bloom and well captured.
(PS. I live abut 20mins from the beach at Booby's Bay, so I wasn't on holiday)
Ju

PPS. Welcome to EPZ and I hope you three enjoy it.
Mike_Smith Plus
11 572 1 United Kingdom
10 May 2019 8:36PM
Totally agree about the whites, but you have managed these perfectly here. Superb capture
10 May 2019 10:54PM
Fine shot!

Arne Smile
11 May 2019 5:53PM

Quote:Thank you for the tip. We shot this in auto mode. This camera has several such modes. In this particular mode the camera takes several shots at once and combines them for 'best image'. The camera decides what is 'best image'. However, we have noticed that there is input for us. Shooting under very bright, clear sky the best the camera produces is not really the best in our eyes. Shooting beneath clouds or in low light often produces the better shot with this sort of subject.


I agree the Sony's have some interesting modes which help control the contrast ranges they reproduce. As the dynamic range of reasonably priced cameras is limited, it's good to know they try their hardest helping you to "get that shot".

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