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Vintgar gorge

By MarvKoon
One my holidays pictures from Slovenia taken last week end. Can someone advise how to get the correct exposure in the picture and avoid the sky coming out completely white? I find this challenging whenever there is a lot of contrast in the picture. Thanks!

Tags: Landscape and travel

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banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4052 Canada
13 Aug 2011 11:32PM
For the problem you describe, the best approach is to use an ND Grad filter. This will reduce the amount of light at the top of the scene entering the sensor, and gradually fade to normal as it reached about half way down the scene. The obvious benefit is that you will have a balanced exposure, - sky and land exposed correctly, You can also try exposure bracketing and then combine in post processing.

Hope this helps,



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rambler Plus
11 1.0k 17 England
14 Aug 2011 10:06AM
Hi Marvin,

I have had play with this shot and uploaded a modification to get rid of the sky. There does not seem to be any definition in it at all, so better to loose it.

paulbroad Plus
12 131 1286 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2011 4:11PM
there are various ways, but in this case i would simply crop it off - it does ruin an otherwise pleasant scene. The problem with grads is, will you carry them n holiday - or at all? I have a set, used them about twice in three years.

Try exposing for the sky and lightening the foreground later, try HDR with care, but you then need a tripod - do you take one on holiday abroad - i don't - the wife would kill me! (Could try single frame RAW HDR)


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