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High-key-birds
Lens: DA*60-250 , HD DA 1.4 TC Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada ISO: 400 Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: normhead, 02-01-2016, 01:15 PM

Cross posted to the 300 plus lens club and K-3 images.

K-3 and DA*60-250 with HD DA 1.4 TC.
ƒ5.6, ISO 400 , AV

The premise to high key shooting is , in high contrast situations you ignore the high end of the spectrum, allowing it to be bleached right out in many situations, while focusing the entire DR on the sensor (or film) on the subject.









IN the last image , looking at the squirrels tail you have a clear demonstration of using the entire DR on the surreal, with tail detail and colour that might be compressed and much less dramatic in a more typical treatment of the image.

The rest of the images, not as high key, but the same basic principal is applied. The full dynamic range of the sensor is used on the subject, background or elements not essential to th subject are hung out to dry, as it were.









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Great shots and good explanation of high key shooting. These photos really show the technique being used well in the snow scenes. Alas, it's so mild around here this season we're not getting any snow to speak of.
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Thanks Norm, jam-packed with great explanation and great examples.
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Great shots and good explanation of high key shooting. These photos really show the technique being used well in the snow scenes. Alas, it's so mild around here this season we're not getting any snow to speak of.
It's Feb in A:goqnuin ark and I photographed open water on some of the creeks today, this is madness.

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Thanks Norm, jam-packed with great explanation and great examples.
Your welcome slowpez.

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Thanks, Norm. Great shots and explanation. Always willing to learn new things!
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That's quite amazing Norm!
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Thanks, Norm. Great shots and explanation. Always willing to learn new things!
It's all part of the "try and find something different to do today mind set.

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That's quite amazing Norm!
Get out there and give it a try bertwert. I know you guys have Gray Jays out there.
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Very interesting and effective technique. Thanks for the explanation as well as the very fine illustrations!

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I know you guys have Gray Jays out there
I haven't seen any recently...
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