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06-22-2008, 10:04 PM   #1
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metering error or moving clouds?

I was out & about today & noticed this old barn. I pull over & walk across the street for a better shot. Anyway, I snapped a couple of shots within a few seconds of each other with the camera pretty much in the same position (hand held).

Is the differing white balance because I somehow metered off a different part of the barn, or do you think maybe the sun/clouds took advantage of my inexperience?





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I would guess on moving clouds. I've examined the exif data and the exposure is the same for both pictures (1/350,F8,ISO 200). The forest in the background looks the same on both pictures. My guess would be on the moving clouds.
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Some good PP and that shot will look amazing!
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QuoteOriginally posted by NicholasN Quote
Some good PP and that shot will look amazing!
agree on that...
and to answer original question, I's say it's the moving clouds too...

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Sorry Arthur, I couldn't resist.
It reminds me of some old western strip....

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What looks to be happening is that in the first picture, there were no clouds blocking the sun, and in the second, a cloud passed in front, over the barn.

Looking at the shadows on the ground in the second one, you can see that the barn is shaded, while the trees are not. So, you get more light on the trees, which is washing them out just a bit, and the barn has slightly softer light.
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I would have to agree that this is a difference in lighting. I looked at the EXIF data and find that exposure settings are identical for both, yet if you look at the histogram, and the shadow of the barn there is a 1/2 stop difference between the shadow and the grass in the light below the shadow in the second shot and a full stop in the first. Lighting is totally different.
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Thank you all for your help. I should be more mindful of changing light it seems Pentagor, that looks great. What software did you use to do that? Man I wish I had some interest in PP. I use Lightroom simply to adjust whitebalance & to export to jpeg, nothing else. I'm guessing you used Photoshop?

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Photoshop, or the free alternatives, which for many tasks do the same job:
GIMP - The GNU Image Manipulation Program
Paint.NET - Free Software for Digital Photo Editing
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QuoteOriginally posted by arthur pappas Quote
Thank you all for your help. I should be more mindful of changing light it seems Pentagor, that looks great. What software did you use to do that? Man I wish I had some interest in PP. I use Lightroom simply to adjust whitebalance & to export to jpeg, nothing else. I'm guessing you used Photoshop?
It was GIMP, like KjetilH mentioned.
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