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Good Dpbours 2007-08-01 20:23

Hi Yoga,

Yeah, that is a difficult shot. If you would have had the face to the side, the silouette would have been very interesting. Right now, the skin tones are a bit off with the light and reflections of it coming from straight in front of you.
Lake Batur was wonderful! Haven't been up close, since I was doing the mountain area in one day. But the overview shots I got are just great. Your compo is very nice, but it are the skin green-yellow tones that is just a pity. But difficult light situation.

Greetings, Dennis

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Old 08-02-2007, 03:36 AM
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Yes.. the lighting was so difficult...
backlighting.. and I don't like using flash, even I brought my SB800 with me but didn't use it.. :)
So, with this condition of light, this is the best result I could get without using a flash.. :)
Have a nice day my friend,
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I'm a big fan of ND Grad filters... I might have used a soft 0.2 ND Grad, which will just limit the light in the top part of the shot. I would then step up the light balance on the camera +0.3. The picture would become a slight bit darker on the top part and a slight bit lighter on the bottom, which might just give that little difference.
And shoot in RAW with light like this! You can arrange your light balance much better in the raw editor than you can with any tool for Jpegs. If I have very difficult shots, I always save them double - the camera saves Raw + Jpg for each shot then. Very handy, since the Jpeg gives you an idea of what the camera does with the picture. The RAW gives you the freedom to work on the shot.

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In some cases, I'll also use a polarizer against the sun. People say it has no effect shooting straight into the sun with a polarizer, but light that reflects does not come straight to your lense... In that sense, it would give you half a stop or a stop on the reflecting light!

Sometimes it becomes too dark, but it's worth trying :-).

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You rite my friend.. that's why I always shoot in RAW and then edit the photo using Nikon capture NX combine with photoshop.

Next time we meet, teach me how to use the ND grad filters, OK ?? :)
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More than happy!! :-)

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