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12-29-2012, 01:56 PM - 1 Like   #1
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snow snow snow

Well, as long as I'm trying to figure out my K10, it might as well be challenging..............white on white.............
Been trying out different lenses all day, and I am starting to understand the controls of the camera a bit better!!!
Here is one pic (I had to lighten it and mess with some Lightroom controls) that I thought came out 'ok' seeing as how I was frozen and took it from inside the house...(not going to tell you that I haven't washed windows in a while, but I'm sure you can figure that out, LOL)

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12-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #2
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Hello,
This is a very nice picture, with good potential, but it would benefit from further cropping, lightening and purple fringe removal. Also, I think its place would be in the "Post your photos" or "Photo critique" section.
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Thanks for that, I have not explored too many topics on this forum, will go look for that one next time, and I do have a lot of learning to do as far as photo editing, that a fact..purple fringe????? Maybe my windows aren't that dirty after all!!
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Nice tufted titmouse shot!
I agree with the cropping suggestion, maybe pull in the right side to get him out of the center.
But that's just my tastes.
Congrats on your new K-01!

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Just a suggestion but snow pictures almost always come out too dark because the snow fools the camera meter. I usually dial in at least 2/3 stop of compensation and sometimes 1 or 1 1/3 if needed.

Also, you shot that at 320mm sometimes those long zooms will be a bit sharper backed off just a little bit, say at 300mm on that lens.

The purple (and green) fringing can be removed in LR. Some lenses are more prone to that than others but high contrast situations are where you see it.
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Thanks guys! All great info!!!!!!!!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
I usually dial in at least 2/3 stop of compensation and sometimes 1 or 1 1/3 if needed.
2/3 stops? I would suggest at least 2 full stops! Depending on the light, snow is generally at least 3 and up to 5 stops brighter than the 18% gray that the meter is calibrated against.

Having said this, the issue with the above photo is not the snow. The severe back-lighting is the culprit instead. The camera is metering for the background and underexposing everything else. Spot metering is your friend here. Even better would be metering against a gray card (do this in M mode) or an incident light reading with a hand-held meter. I know it sounds a little old-school, but difficult lighting often requires a fall-back to vintage technique.


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The K-01 also has a snow/beach scene mode.
Can't attest, yet, as to how well it works.

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Mine is K10d, not sure if it's that different or not!
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
2/3 stops? I would suggest at least 2 full stops!
Maybe the snow is grayer on my side of the river? You are correct of course, dial in whatever is needed to make the exposure correct.
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the background was actually norwegian spruce that had snow
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
Maybe the snow is grayer on my side of the river? You are correct of course, dial in whatever is needed to make the exposure correct.
Gray snow in Portland? Surely you jest!? Again, much depends on the light. Snow in bright sunlight is almost zone X, but can drop to zone VII on a dim day.


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snowin like a mofo when I took the pic
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Snow in bright sunlight is almost zone X, but can drop to zone VII on a dim day.
I think I saw that sun thingy once..... But maybe it was when I was in Washington..........
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