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Monty in the Snow

By TheRead
A picture of one of my wife's cats (Monty) making the most of the snow in our garden this afternoon.
I've asked for critique so please let me know what you think
Many thanks

Tags: Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature

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f8 18 9.2k 22 England
6 Jan 2010 6:07PM
I have made a mod to your pic Tom,you have good composition, but exposure is about one or two stops under exposed,I expect you used auto exposure which produces under exposure because your camera is metering for the highlights and snow produces a great deal of highlights.
Try setting your ISO metering to one stop over (plus) exposure and try again,if still under exposing add another half stop.
Alternatively you can use your photo editing software to lighten the picture.
Hope this helps.
clicknimagine Plus
11 917 105 India
6 Jan 2010 6:09PM
lovely shot, and beautiful contrast, but i am afraid to say the focus is not perfect, you have not given any detail technique of the shot, so in this situation it is very difficult to guess, the modification given above is no doubt an improvement, you can increase your in camera sharpness for better result and for this check your user manual, use spot meter,

wish you best of luck for your future works...
TheRead 12 1 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2010 6:51PM
Many thanks guys, all i have done to the pic is crop about 1/3 of the original as it was all snow (which probably accounts for the expsure problem) and an auto-levels in Photoshop. Tell the truth i don't know what i'm doing in Photoshop yet, or what it's capable of Smile
F8; cheers for the mod and how did you do it?
SlowSong Plus
13 10.0k 30 England
6 Jan 2010 6:53PM
A charming shot. Love the eye contact. I see F8 has already adjusted the exposure which was my first thought.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2010 12:36PM
Reasonable image, but the mod is a must. You are a good two stops under - correct in software, but you could have flipped the flash up and let the camera fill in - try it - you will be pleasantly suprised.

Not enough people use flash outdoors in daylight and, used correctly, it can be the difference between so, so and top class.


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