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EllyNellyPhant 6 104 1 South Africa
4 May 2015 11:56PM
Lovely geometric abstraction in this and beautiful in black-and-white.

It is a touch over-exposed in places and I notice you have quite a high aperture (F3.5 lets more light in) and no exposure compensation dialed in either. I would suggest a higher aperture and/or dialing down the exposure compensation to lessen the light. This will also help you get finer toned grey scale in your black-and-white images as well. Some cameras are more prone to over-exposure than others (I know mine is) and we need to learn some tricks to stop the camera being so happy with light.

Just taking another look - I see your ISO is at 200 which also might be a bit high for those bright lights. You will have to play around with your settings a bit and see what combo works best for your camera. I tend to leave my ISO on 100 (less light for bright conditions) unless it is a very dark and gloomy day or deep shadow and my camera is less light happy on F4 upwards with some exposure compensation dialed in as well if I am looking for a darker background or to deepen shadows. I arrived at that by trial and error and seeing what works.

The thing is you can always lighten a dark image with the fill light in your editing software,but nothing you can do will recover details in those whited-out over-exposed bits of the image so slightly dark images are better and more 'fixable' than too bright images.
Great composition, lots of lovely shapes too.
Carol
5 May 2015 3:51AM
Great flowing lines.
well done !

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