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lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
22 Sep 2013 1:02PM
V1 for my. Good use of lines in the composition

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Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
22 Sep 2013 1:17PM
Love the water colour. Great shots.......Sandy
22 Sep 2013 1:22PM
V1 of course George ! Smile A super image with lovely colour and composition !
CarolG Plus
11 199 20 Greece
22 Sep 2013 1:24PM
A wonderful place to meander and listen to the sea, George, I really must make it round the corner to Rhodes one day Wink Carol
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 2:01PM
Two beautiful images George, however you seemed to have lost a lot of detail in the pathway due to over exposure. In order to prevent this try 'Bracketing' your shots. Alternatively you can take several images using a different aperture, then stack them using a suitable post production software 'if available'

Just a little background on 'Bracketing' which you may find useful George.

What is 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
ColleenA Plus
5 350 5 Australia
22 Sep 2013 2:14PM
That water is such a beautiful colour
22 Sep 2013 2:33PM
Another stunning image George - that water looks so inviting!Smile

22 Sep 2013 2:51PM
The sea is a beautiful colour in this well composed image George
capto Plus
5 4.9k 8 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 3:10PM
Blue sky, sea and sunshine. What else do we need?Smile

Mike_Smith Plus
10 459 1 United Kingdom
22 Sep 2013 4:50PM
Two beautiful shots George, V1 for me. Nathan has posted some interesting information above which in this case you could have used, i sometimes use bracketing if the need is called for
23 Sep 2013 10:44AM
nice set of images. what i do is , i always keep exposure comp at one step low -1/3. if I want to add light, that can be done later in post processing.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 111 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2013 4:54PM
Good advice for that bright sunshine George.
That path looks heavenly to saunter along and those turquoise waters look inviting for a cool down.

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