November 11, 2012 - 7 went

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Added by Kay
on Nov 13, 2012.
 

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  • Pete S.

    Its intereseting to see the different technical interpretations of the same subject. I love the texture and colour again under the bridge but the dome is over exposed here. John's technique of mixing several exposures together will sort that in future. (So will cameras that can handle the range of brightness) and I think you could have given the feet of the bridge a bit more space, it seems a bit uncomfortable tight here.

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  • Kay

    Thanks Pete, with regard to exposure as there are 2 spotlights either side of the dome it will always be in very bright light so why would we want to darken it down as that is what we see with the naked eye or is it because of the slight loss of detail either side of the dome? yes - the original shot looks alot better with the river and all the reflections in it.

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  • Pete S.

    Hi Kay, Sorry for the ridiculously long time to respond. Its been that kind of week (Thats also why I havent even had time to edit the pics I took on Sunday, really sorry about that, that seems to be happening quit a lot these days I hate to say) But its a good question. What I mean when I say it is over exposed is that there is no detail in the white. The eye very rarely has light that is so bright that it cannot distinguish detail. So it should be white, but with all of the details (edges of the columns etc.) visible. Your dome is so bright, or bleached out as we say, that it looks more like a wedding cake than a building! :) but sometimes its a good effect to really give a feel for the light, like a flare from the sun or something. But here, I think it needs to be all there. But, like everything, its all a matter of taste and there are no rules that should be always stuck to.

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  • Kay

    Hi Pete, ok thanks

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