Corra Linn, Falls of Clyde.
I like this shot. However, I had a problem setting the exposure and as such would appreciate some advice!. It was a glorious but very cold day. Blue sky's, harsh light, lots of shadows and the rocks were covered in a thick white frost. I fired off quite a few shots (both in JPEG and RAW) and changed everything from colour temperature to camera mode (tried using the camera in auto and landscape modes - not good). Finally settled on this jpeg with manual operation but automatic white balance using a single point focus and single point exposure. My problem is the rocks at the top, being white and less in the shadows, have overexposed drawing your eye from the main subject. I could have exposed for the rocks, underexposing the waterfall and corrected through post processing. However, in this instance I wanted to get it right in the camera.
So, my question is, have i reached the limits of the camera in such conditions and is there a filter I should have been using to get the exposure correct on both the water and the rocks??
For info - settings:
1 sec (1)
Focal Length: 94 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Landscape and travel
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