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Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 4:30PM
What a story that place could tell George.Lovely image. Regards Peter.

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lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
29 Sep 2013 4:39PM
Nicely composed
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 4:41PM
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
29 Sep 2013 5:21PM
What stunning clouds over this amazing place George !!
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 5:36PM
The cloud formation in the superb blue sky says it all in this image George. Fab!! Smile

ColleenA Plus
5 358 6 Australia
29 Sep 2013 5:37PM
What an interesting stadium, great clouds as well
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 5:43PM
An interesting composition from both the historical aspect and that of a photographers point of view George. However I do feel that your length of exposure has not really allowed you to capture the hidden shadowily detail within.

In order to prevent this from happening again simply bracket your images. I think we have mentioned the use of bracketing once before, but if not he is a little lesson, and if so he is a recap George:

What Is... Exposure Bracketing

Exposure bracketing is a simple technique professional photographers use to ensure they properly expose their pictures, especially in challenging lighting situations.

When you expose for a scene, your camera's light meter will select an aperture / shutter speed combination that it believes will give a properly exposed picture.

Exposure bracketing means that you take two more pictures: one slightly under-exposed (usually by dialing in a negative exposure compensation, say -1/3EV), and the second one slightly over-exposed (usually by dialing in a positive exposure compensation, say +1/3EV), again according to your camera's light meter.

The reason you do this is because the camera might have been 'deceived' by the light (too much or too little) available and your main subject may be over- or under-exposed. By taking these three shots, you are making sure that if this were ever the case, then you would have properly compensated for it.

As an example, say you are taking a scene where there is an abundance of light around your main subject (for example, at the beach on a sunny day, or surrounded by snow). In this case, using Weighted-Average metering, your camera might be 'deceived' by the abundance of light and expose for it by closing down the aperture and/or using a faster shuter speed (assuming ISO is constant), with the result that the main subject might be under-exposed. By taking an extra shot at a slight over-exposure, you would in fact be over-exposing the surroundings, but properly exposing the main subject.

Another example would be the case where the surrounding might be too dark, and the camera exposes for the lack of light by either opening up the aperture and/or using a slower shutter speed (assuming ISO is constant), then the main subject might be over-exposed. By taking an extra shot at a slight under-exposure, you would in fact be under-exposing the surroundings, but properly exposing the main subject.

Now, most digital cameras have auto exposure bracketing (AEB), meaning that if you select that option before taking your shot, the camera will automatically take three shots for you: one which it thinks it has perfectly exposed; a second one sightly under-exposed; and the third one slightly over-exposed. The amount of under- and over-exposure usually defaults to -1/3EV and +1/3EV, but can also sometimes to specified in SETUP, e.g. you may want to use -1EV and +1EV instead.

When should you use exposure bracketing?

Anytime you feel the scene is a challenging one (too much highlights or shadows) as far as lighting is concerned -- e.g. sunsets are usually better taken slightly under-exposed so use exposure bracketing there -- or whenever you want to be sure you don't improperly expose a fabulous shot that you may not get the chance to go back and take again.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
29 Sep 2013 5:54PM
What an amazing place George. Just to think of what it has seen so many centuries ago is mind boggling.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
29 Sep 2013 6:02PM
What a history this place must have, George, very well captured. Carol
29 Sep 2013 6:17PM
What a history this stadium has, George - a super image!

capto Plus
6 5.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 6:24PM
Thanks for the memory, I recall being there many years ago.Smile

29 Sep 2013 7:42PM
What an amazing place
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2013 9:03PM
Great image,

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Sep 2013 11:41PM
Fabulous clouds. Ghosts of the past could be in those trees........
30 Sep 2013 8:04AM
Wonderful image George
senn Plus
6 5 1 Belgium
30 Sep 2013 5:50PM
dreamy a spot George .. stunning colours and limpidity
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2013 2:12AM
I could seat on the right under all that shade and watch the beauty of the day...
Nice one... IB

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