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Up The Canal

By dan3008
This photo is taken looking up the Sheffield-Tinsly Canal (that is to say walking from sheffield center towards Tinsly).
My aim in taking this photo was to capture some of the tranquility of the canal. Unfortunaitaly the sky was over exspoed, as I set my exsposure to get detail in the shadows. Other than that I feel this is a very pleasing picture

Technical Jargon
Camera - Samsung ES70 compact
Shutter Speed - 0.7s (apparently)
IOS - 150
Exsposure Comp - 0


If anyone wishes to modifie this photo, please post any modifications, I'd love to see what you can do with this Smile

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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28 Mar 2011 5:20PM
I love the composition and light but the dynamic range is very wide here and most cameras would have difficulty with this exposure - this would have been a good subject for HDR I think. A

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dan3008 5 15 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 6:15PM

Quote:I love the composition and light but the dynamic range is very wide here and most cameras would have difficulty with this exposure - this would have been a good subject for HDR I think. A


Thankyou, And yes I agree, This would be an ideal subject for a HDR. I intend to go back next time I have a free day from uni to take several shots at diffrent exposure's. I have also found that by doing a quite exstream levels in photoshop I can bring out a LOT more detail in the sky, but detail is lost in the shadows. That said, I'm going to see what I can do. I'll post a modification later.
paulbroad 9 116 1056 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 9:14PM
Could be a decent image there, but not from this one. You are way outside the tonal range for a compact and you should rarely, if ever set the exposure for shadow detail. ALWAYS SET EXPOSURE FOR HIGHLIGHTS - then lighten the shadows later. Once detail has gone, you cannont get it back.

Paul
dan3008 5 15 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 9:47PM

Quote:Could be a decent image there, but not from this one. You are way outside the tonal range for a compact and you should rarely, if ever set the exposure for shadow detail. ALWAYS SET EXPOSURE FOR HIGHLIGHTS - then lighten the shadows later. Once detail has gone, you cannont get it back.

Paul



Thanks for the advice Smile I'm fairly new to photography, I've only had my own compact for less than a year. Like i said though, Next time i get a nice day I will go back and take some more shots to try and get a better one here, Although, If you take a look it modifications of this photo i did recover the sky quite alot with photoshop.
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
28 Mar 2011 9:52PM
I've uploaded a mod. in which I've simply tweaked it using the shadows/highights tool.

I used CS5.

Bren.
dan3008 5 15 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2011 10:22PM

Quote:I've uploaded a mod. in which I've simply tweaked it using the shadows/highights tool.

I used CS5.

Bren.



Wow, Thats a good mod, How long did that take? mine took about 30-45 min, and didnt yeald as good results. Thats brill
Jestertheclown 7 7.3k 249 England
28 Mar 2011 10:56PM

Quote:mine took about 30-45 min

Once I'd opened it in CS5, about 30-45 seconds!

And that's no exaggeration. I didn't even check the levels which is normally my first port of call.
You mention above that you're using Photoshop, although not which one, so I'll assume you have the shadows/highlight tool that I used.
Be careful with it though. It's not difficult to go too far.
There are loads of tutorials on here where you can learn how to do just about anything. And don't be put of if the tutorial you're looking at is intended for another editor. The tools might be in diferent places and may have different names but the theory will always be the same.
Best bet is to practise. None of us were born knowing how to do this and there's no substitute for experience.
Keep asking questions. There will always be someone here happy to help you out and remember; however daft the question might seem to you, ask it anyway. Chances are, we were all asking that same daft question not very long ago!
Keep up the good work, I'll look forward to seing more of it.
Good luck,

Bren.
dan3008 5 15 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2011 6:34PM

Quote:I am certain I have seen this picture in this gallery before but obviously by somebody else


Quite possibly, The canal here is a popular photo spot and I wasnt overly imaginitive with this one. So there are probably alot of simmilar shots out there.

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