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Retreat for the winter

By danieltrude
A quick shot the sun through the window was backlighting the plant so i grabbed a shot before i go to work


Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro

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CathR 14 151 564 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 12:22PM
A good idea and daylight coming through the window can be great for still life. But it is quite difficult to control and here it looks a bit on the harsh side so you have a large burned out area on the pot. It needs a bit of tracing paper stuck on the window or some other material to diffuse the light a little so you can control the highlights more. But then you would have been late for work .....

Best wishes

banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
25 Nov 2011 4:38PM
This has so often happened to me, - you see something as you run out the door. At least you took the shot!

It has some lovly backlit leaves in it, and though there are areas completely burned out, if it cropped and worked a bit, applying some careful attention to burned parts you can make quite a decent image.

Loaded a mod as an example.

Hope this helps, and get that paper on the window for the next time!


25 Nov 2011 5:40PM
I see what you mean about the burnt out area, to be honest had not noticed until it was pointed out to me, i think the image in my head was interfering with what i saw. will definatly try to defuse the light next time.

Thankyou for your comments

paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
25 Nov 2011 6:49PM
Potentially rather good, but you are quite heavily over exposed for the highlights and that cannot be retrieved. A good 2 stops less exposure - it only takes a second to check the LCD - then dial in the correction or go manual, then lighten resulting shadows later.

25 Nov 2011 9:16PM
I have added my own modification technically not a modification but another shot dont know how to add a varient to this.
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4272 Canada
25 Nov 2011 10:04PM
Your mod is good Dan, - looks fine.


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