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Fun in the Sun

Trollslayer

Distinguished Member
Not what I expected from the title which I assume is deliberate.
No. 1 is stunning.
 

shotokan101

Banned
NIce - especially like the first two
 

topgazza

Distinguished Member
The quality is superb but for me you've really nailed it with the composition on all those shots :thumbsup:
 

simon ess

Well-known Member
Cheers Gazza. I really appreciate that. Composition is the area that I feel needs the most work.

Good to get some encouragement at this stage. Thanks.
 

topgazza

Distinguished Member
Its by far the hardest thing IMO. You've managed to keep the rule of thirds in all of them and it shows how good that "rule" is in practice. On the sunsets where did you meter ?
 

simon ess

Well-known Member
Thanks a lot Calvin :smashin:

On the sunsets where did you meter ?

I knew you were going to ask that :)

Spot metering, as before.

Took a reading about 10 degrees off the sun and overexposed 1 2/3 stops. Checked the foreground - too dark. Slapped on a 2 stop nd grad and increased exposure another 2 stops.

The foreground now contained enough detail to be lifted a touch in post.

The drawback of the nd grad is the increased flare.
 

topgazza

Distinguished Member
I've only got a polarisation filter so for me that wouldn't have worked. Must get an ND filter. I quite like the flair mind you
 

shotokan101

Banned

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