On Vlieland last week we had some harsh sunlight which, because the sun is still pretty low this time of year, gave me beautiful shadows to work with. Usually I “expose to the right” and slightly darken in post, to lower noise levels and ensure smooth tonality in darker parts of the image (like in the last two images). But this doesn’t work well if you have so much contrast (first image). Exposing the sensor slightly shorter and lightening the image in post (beware of noise and such) made the tonalities in the lighter parts and especially near clipped areas so much smoother. Lesson learned.

Annette looking out
Annette looking out – photo Joeri van Veen 2010
Grasses – photo Joeri van Veen 2010
Bird – photo Joeri van Veen 2010

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