Backlit Palm Trees (After) - Corrected Exposure

© Debra Hicks

Backlit Palm Trees (After) - Corrected Exposure
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Although I liked the default exposure, I felt that the trunk of the prominent palm tree was a little too dark. To compensate, I set the exposure compensation setting to +0.67. I really like the image that resulted... although you still get a nice silhouette, there is much more detail in the palm tree trunk and grass. In addition, although the sky lightened up a bit, it remained fairly blue, which I liked. As an experiment, I tried setting the exposure compensation setting to a value of +2... although the palm tree trunk came alive with color, the sky became blown out. In this case, I didn't want that... instead, I wanted to keep the colorful early evening sky. As such, I found an exposure compensation value of +0.67 to be the best compromise. This shooting scene really helped me to see that there is not always a 'proper' exposure... instead, it often is a matter of personal preference.

Exif: F Number: 22, Exposure Bias Value: 0.67, ExposureTime: 10/600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40

Uploaded on 8/5/2008 10:41:47 PM

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Camera: Nikon D40 Digital SLR Camera

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