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Overlooking Lake Whatcom
Lens: 18.0 mm Camera: Pentax K7 Photo Location: Lake Whatcom, WA ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/90s Aperture: F11 
Posted By: coachteeter, 04-02-2010, 10:52 PM

My family did some geocaching around Lake Whatcom on Wednesday. I captured this shot at one of our stops.


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04-03-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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Hi Coach. I like the comp with the kids in the foreground. This one looks a little underexposed. Check the histogram and see if brightening brings out the color, and removes the blue cast. Were you spot metering?
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Thanks Ror,

I didn't spot meter. I just let the camera do it automatically.

I'm torn between lightening it up, because I want to preserve the darkness in the clouds. I'll mess around with it some though and see what I come up with.
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Totally understand. This is where PS comes in handy. With a couple adjustment layers using what are called "reflected gradients" you can boost the exposure in specific areas. I took the liberty to give you a little glimpse:

As a JPG it's easy to go overboard, but you can see how it's lightened without blowing out the sky/clouds.

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Looks great Ror! I am still learning.....especially when it comes to PP and all that can be done with it. Thanks for the help!!!
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Nice shot Coach...I have the same problem with PP. Wow....although it was a nice photo anyway...he really made it pop!
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