More Christmas lights

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by John H, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. John H

    John H Guest

    Thought I would try shooting the Christmas tree just to try
    it. Yeah, I know pictures of Christmas suck. Whatever, it's an
    exercise. The Canon S2 was used. WB = tungsten. Tripod; no flash;
    bracketed two over and two under. The lighter one was layered over the
    dark and the blown areas erased with a soft brush at 100%. The
    results are posted here:
    http://members.accesswave.ca/~parklane/Xmas/clights.html
    The blown highlights were brushed in a bit to tone them down.



    It really needed maybe three under as the lights were still
    blown out. Values were 1/4 and one second at f2.7.
     
    John H, Dec 23, 2005
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    Crash Gordon Guest

    The blend is cool.
    Ok so now I gotta go try it :)


    | Thought I would try shooting the Christmas tree just to try
    | it. Yeah, I know pictures of Christmas suck. Whatever, it's an
    | exercise. The Canon S2 was used. WB = tungsten. Tripod; no flash;
    | bracketed two over and two under. The lighter one was layered over the
    | dark and the blown areas erased with a soft brush at 100%. The
    | results are posted here:
    | http://members.accesswave.ca/~parklane/Xmas/clights.html
    | The blown highlights were brushed in a bit to tone them down.
    |
    |
    |
    | It really needed maybe three under as the lights were still
    | blown out. Values were 1/4 and one second at f2.7.
     
    Crash Gordon, Dec 23, 2005
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    Dirty Harry Guest


    That blended shot would kick ass if that couch wasn't in there.
     
    Dirty Harry, Dec 23, 2005
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  4. John H

    John H Guest

    Geeze, I didn't even consider composition being taken up with
    the exposure bit. Maybe I'll shoot it again tomorrow night if I can
    get in there before people start arriving. Christmas tree pictures
    can actually be interesting?
     
    John H, Dec 23, 2005
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    Mark² Guest

     
    Mark², Dec 23, 2005
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    timeOday Guest

    I hate to be a spoilsport, but I quite like the overexposed one as is.
     
    timeOday, Dec 24, 2005
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