Grabber-Fieldhouse Entrance

© Joshua M. Peters

Grabber-Fieldhouse Entrance
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f/22, 4/5sec, ISO 5000, 17mm. I also used another image for the center lights. That image had the same camera settings except had a 1/3 sec exposure. I was wanting to capture everyone leaving the arena after the basketball game. I did not have my camera settings right, though, after a quick decision to take a longer exposure. The image came out very bright. I liked the movement in this image but the center lights were just too bright so I also used another image. I aligned the two images (using the Align Layers command in Photoshop) then masked out everything from that darker layer except the lights in the center top. I also used curves to bring back some details of the blown out image. This would all not have been necessary though if I had used a lower ISO to have a better exposure in the first place! I had my camera resting on a trash can for stability and so could not stand exactly where I wanted. I was thinking that a symmetrically centered image would have been more compelling, do

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 4/5 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 5000, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 17.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 60D

Uploaded on 1/4/2012 5:23:12 PM Editor's Pick

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