Difficult lighting but nice results

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OP johncal Forum Member • Posts: 62
Re: Difficult lighting but nice results

johncal wrote:

This was shot right at sunrise processed with Photolab 3 and Photoshop. The trick was massively under exposing to prevent blowout with the lens straight into the sun then correcting for the huge amount of under exposure and then bringing the color back to life. The camera definitely cannot grasp everything the mind and eye can see but it can capture enough raw information to reconstruct it. I sure do love what technology allows you to do nowadays.

Here's the original for comparison....

As you can see there was very little light when this was shot so it had to be underexposed for the sun resulting in a total lack of saturation and color, and really any contrast whatsoever. What really impressed me was that with this being exposed to the sun that the sensor was able to pick up as much surrounding detail as it was.

Can't tell for sure, but it appears the 3 people on the left are looking at a shark just off shore. It's not in any of the surrounding images but there's not enough resolution for a positive ID!

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