DC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14 Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2083 times:
Since my earlier threads regarding exposure, particularly in bright conditions, I seem to have been taking shots that are generally more pleasing to me and not being as concerned about my sunny shots looking slightly dull.
I have a few from recently though where I seem to be suffering from the problem again. One thing I always do when a shot is opened in Photoshop is to run the auto-levels just to see in what direction and to what extent the computer sees any alterations should be made.
The shot below, although at first glance seems reasonably sunny, I can't help but feel they is a slight "greyness" to it and the sky looks uncomfortably dark, so I would like your opinions please. Rest assured this apparent paranoia isn't really that, it's just coming from where I do it's so rare to have any sun to practice with
Viv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
The shot looks fine to me.
However, from the shadow under the aircraft it appears that the shot was taken when the sun was high in the sky. This sun position always gives a 'flat' effect and is the worst time of the day to take photographs. Shooting with a low sun (morning or evening) generally gives a much better result.
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