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Turning Day Into Night

By kaybee  
Spot metering is what my cameras are set to as default.
it is not to everyone's taste ...... "It is too hard to use" is a common comment.
"Well use it more and get used to it" is my usual response.

This shot is why I love it.
It was a really bright day and the sun was bounding about all over the place with all the glass and white paintwork. Using an 'average' metering half of the shot was completely burnt out - especially in the area I wanted to shoot to get the curves and the stupid design feature (no solid walls which allows the freezing air ... and the rain ... to drop through the 5 floors of the shopping centre).

Yes, I could have moved the 'spot meter' slightly to allow more light and colour in (which I did on another shot) - but this is the one I liked best and at the end of the day, that is all that matters.

Tags: Light General Architecture and buildings

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ColleenA Plus
10 505 11 Australia
1 Dec 2022 9:42AM
Whatever works for you
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
1 Dec 2022 9:54AM
I use spot a lot for the very same reasons, Roy. Either that or centre-weighted.
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
1 Dec 2022 5:38PM
The big problem is that most people who use it have never learned how to do so...
1 Dec 2022 5:57PM
I agree totally with you Roy, an excellent capture and a lovely result...RaySmile
kaybee 18 8.5k 27 Scotland
2 Dec 2022 8:08AM
Thank you all for the votes and awards.
I am really surprised at the response to the shot I have to say.

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