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Wild flowers

By Bert47
Thank you for the help on my last upload, what have done wrong here it looks washed out do i need a filter of some kind? i have not done any editing to it i would normally use google picasa or photoshop 14
Thanks Bert

Tags: Flowers and plants Flowers and plants Sunny day Wild Flowers and plants

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banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
26 May 2019 1:36PM
I have loaded a mod thats half a stop less exposed, and it looks less washed out. So its very bright, and partly perhaps due to the fact that the upper areas in shade forces the metering to compromise the exposure to improve the dark area at the expense of very bright highlights.

So review the shot when its taken, look at the histogram on screen, and use exposure compensation to reduce exposure, and take the shot again.

Get closer also, - dont include the wooden rails.


dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1884 England
26 May 2019 3:20PM
As Willie says, the problem is exposure, along with the very high contrast.

Your eyes adapt to the deep shadows and bright highlights - your camera struggles to cover both. Taking two or more shots at different exposures and then combining them can give a better result, either using one exposure for shadow areas and a second for sunlit parts, or a technique called High Dynamic Range (HDR). Take care with the latter, though, as it can look truly naff if done badly, with flat tones and weird colours.

I'm going to try splitting this exposure and recombining using HDR software.
27 May 2019 10:39AM
Photographing this kind of subject in harsh full sunlight is always going to be very challenging... your title is "wild flowers," but because of the fierce light and resulting high contrast the flowers can barely be seen against the greenery. The conditions, as has been said, are too much for your camera to cope with.
You would get a much better result if you photographed the scene on a day when there was some cloud, what might be described as a "bright overcast"... plenty of evenly diffused light, without the deep shadows and very bright highlights.

paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
27 May 2019 8:36PM
Other than the above, I find it difficult to see any flowers You need to get in much closer and single or blooms as compositional centres of interest. This would, correctly exposed, fit as a wide view angle with a set, but doesn't stand on it's own.


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