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Old 02-05-2008, 10:32 PM
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Your help requested, please!

I made a beginner's attempt at an evening sky shot. See link.

http://www.photochimps.com/pp/showphoto.php/photo/15277

This was metered off the clouds at F/6.3, shutter speed 1/40, ISO 100. I'd sure appreciate suggestions on how you would shoot this. F-stop, shutter speed, where to meter, etc. Also what processing touches would you put on it? I'm not too Photoshop literate yet so please type slowly.

Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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Old 02-05-2008, 10:44 PM
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looks fine to me, you got great clouds in that shot without blowing the colors out.
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Old 02-06-2008, 01:21 AM
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I agree with Daredevil. With a digital camera, bracket, bracket, bracket. In the great days of ISO 10 or 25 Kodachrome, I metered for a fairly bright area of cloud with a meter that covered maybe 30 degrees and cut the indicated exposure in half to get strong saturated color. The exposure might be varied somewhat, depending on the ultimate use for the image. Digital photography is entirely different. You have instant feedback on the LCD, and a histogram on some cameras. These are power tools; use them.
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Old 02-07-2008, 05:09 AM
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Bracketing? Hey! I've got a button to do that somewhere, huh?

Gotta do some more reading. So much to learn. Yeah, I'm a neophyte but this sure is fun!
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Bracketing? Hey! I've got a button to do that somewhere, huh?
i always found it easier to bracket by hand than to use the button on the camera..
image looks good to me.
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