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  • My Halloween Tree

    Ive uploaded a variation on this based on the original

    The issue I think you have is that you are using a small aperture to obtain a long exposure in relatively bright light.
    A better approach is to use a wide, shallow dof aperture to get what you want, and to do this, you need some sort of stopper filter. This redcuces the light so you can use a smaller aperture and still get a long exposure.

    Have I understood what you want correctly? If not, let us know


    • 25 Oct 2016 8:41PM
  • woman are like wine.. :)

    The older the better!

    Nice shot

    • 25 Oct 2016 4:08PM
  • Manon revisited

    Its a lovely shot, however her skin appears to be a little too sharp, which may benefit from a reduction in sharpening or adding softening.
    • 25 Oct 2016 3:59PM
  • Bali Starling

    Nice shot of a gorgeous bird. From the title, I thought you had been in Bali!

    A bit underexposed, as your correction will add to the probable underexposre the camera would provide anyway.

    Also uploaded a mod


    • 25 Oct 2016 3:55PM
  • Minimal processing

    Never put Vaseline on your bum.

    The original is of course quite processed in camera as its a Jpeg, but you know that.

    • 25 Oct 2016 3:39PM
  • autumn joy

    Hi Billy. You already know this is overexposed. Nezihr has done a nice mod, and provided good feedback.

    One thing I suggest you never, ever do, is use Spot metering and I know you dont. Much better to use default, take the shot, review in histogram mode (RGB is better than Brightness), and adjust exposure using exposure correction, take the shot again, and repeat. Thats the worlds metering approach, use your eyes and the histogram. Shoot in raw also, you can adjust way more in post processing. Nothing worse than shooting a nice scene and waiting until you get home to find out its blown.

    Theres also Daisymayes suggestion which in this case would have provided a faster shutter and lower exposure however, as you are not shooting in RAW, adjustment may be limited, so even then, use the histogram on the camera. It is a lot easier to recover details from an underexposed image, than have no option with a blown out image

    I wonder why its so overexposed? That foreground had to be very dark to get this result.

    Anyway, I would open the JPEG in Camera Raw and reduce exposure; Camera will perfom much better, and is non destructive on a RAW file, but it can work to some extent in JPEG.
    Then open the modified image. I then duplicated it on a layer with a mask, set the mode to multiply for a darker image, and used the mask and a brush to restore the lower area close to original brightness. Flatten the image. Then duplicate, use the shadow/highlight tool to reduce highlights more, and lift shadows a little.

    The mod is the result, which is cropped quite a it also..


    • 25 Oct 2016 3:19PM
  • Leaves again

    Much better focus than the last leaf shot.

    Like before, Manual and spot combine to result in an underexposed shot, and the logo is not needed, or use a smaller one.

    Mod uploaded that brighter, +1, and altered logo

    • 25 Oct 2016 2:58PM
  • Some nice work, - youve a good eye for a shot

  • Lots of really good shots in this portfolio, - many deserving of much more acknowledgment than theyre getting.

  • A superb set of images showing a real connection with the subjects in many cases. A master class in the art of b&w.

  • Nice range of very good shots, especially the portraits

  • Love your pf, - you have a terrific eye for a shot.

    • Posted on Strobe's profile
    • 20 Jul 2008 3:21AM
  • Moira, I just LOVE the Dublin series, - as a part Irish person you will understand how your journey, so well documented in this series really resonates with a person born and raised there, as I am.


  • Beautiful set of landscapes, well done.

  • I like your new PF pic Vic.

  • Very nice portfolio

    • Posted on NikkiW's profile
    • 7 May 2008 8:43PM
  • You have a very nice portfolio, - Im inspired to take better shots around Toronto!

    Added you to my favourites.