Dusk

Dennis Creaghan 4/7/2005 8:18:12 PM

Terrific picture, Charles. I was wondering with an 8 second exposure, why wasn't the lamp blown out and overexposed? #233855

Chuck Inglefield 4/7/2005 8:38:52 PM

Great question, Dennis. The lamp was overexposed. When I processed the photo with Photoshop, I "burned" in the lamp an extra 2 stops (or a close equivalent to that). I underexposed the image to start with to get the effect I was looking for (dark asphalt and dark reflection), then made final dodging/burning adjustments in Photoshop.
Thanks for your compliment. #1237426

Paul Illes 4/11/2005 9:07:19 AM

Another way, since the scene is static and shot with a tripod: Expose once for the light and once for the dark. Overlay them in PS and mask out one, then flatten the image. #1245436

Dennis Creaghan 4/11/2005 10:01:51 AM

Thanks for the tip Paul

Dennis #1245597

Michelle R. Kovach 4/11/2005 6:11:09 PM

Congratulations on being featured in the digital darkroom Newsletter! I'm proud to be in company with this photo!
Have a great day!
Michelle #1246615

Chuck Inglefield 4/12/2005 7:50:10 AM

Thanks for the comments. Another trick similar to Paul's suggestion I have used recently is to process the same photo twice from the Canon Raw file into photoshop. This uses Photoshop's RAW converter software.

This method is useful if you don't have a tripod available to shoot the subject with exactly the same framing but at two different exposures, and you realize when you get home that you blew out your highlights or lost your shadow detail.

The technique is to use the exposure compensation (not sure the exact name) slider to reduce or increase the exposure to an apppropriate level to get your hightlights for one copy of the image and then do it again to get your shadows for the other copy of the image. Then just follow Paul's idea above.

I call this my shortcut method for increasing dynamic range. It will only work if the image has at least maintained some detail in the shadows/highlights. This method also tends to create more "noise" in a photo, so you should be prepared to deal with that issue.

Paul's method is by far the best, but this shortcut has save many photos I would have thrown away otherwise.

This photo is an example of one I did recently using the above process to get the sky from white to blue and keep the detail of the backlit building naturally visible. #1248247

Chuck Inglefield 4/12/2005 7:50:38 AM

Thanks for the comments. Another trick similar to Paul's suggestion I have used recently is to process the same photo twice from the Canon Raw file into photoshop. This uses Photoshop's RAW converter software.

This method is useful if you don't have a tripod available to shoot the subject with exactly the same framing but at two different exposures, and you realize when you get home that you blew out your highlights or lost your shadow detail.

The technique is to use the exposure compensation (not sure the exact name) slider to reduce or increase the exposure to an apppropriate level to get your hightlights for one copy of the image and then do it again to get your shadows for the other copy of the image. Then just follow Paul's idea above.

I call this my shortcut method for increasing dynamic range. It will only work if the image has at least maintained some detail in the shadows/highlights. This method also tends to create more "noise" in a photo, so you should be prepared to deal with that issue.

Paul's method is by far the best, but this shortcut has save many photos I would have thrown away otherwise.

This photo is an example of one I did recently using the above process to get the sky from white to blue and keep the detail of the backlit building naturally visible. #1248250

Casey A. Hanson 4/19/2005 6:47:32 PM

This is a wonderful image! I love it! So very well done, Charles! :0) #1269155

Chuck Inglefield 4/21/2005 7:35:43 PM

Thank you Casey. #1278593

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 5/24/2005 5:39:41 PM

Congrats on your beautiful well-deserved GP winner! #1391756

kerby lee pfrangle 5/24/2005 5:43:08 PM

Charles,

Congratulations on this super image.

Well deserved Grand prize winner.

Kerby #1391777

Claudia Kuhn 5/24/2005 5:55:58 PM

I love puddle reflection shots, congrats on your GRAND PRIZE WINNER!!! #1391880

Jane Summa 5/24/2005 5:59:24 PM

Congratulations Charles! Beautiful image...GRAND PRIZE ..well deserved! #1391908

Cathy Barrows 5/24/2005 5:59:30 PM

Congrats on your great win! #1391911

Jill Flynn 5/24/2005 6:04:14 PM

Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE win Charles! #1391973

Rhonda Smith 5/24/2005 6:07:20 PM

Wonderful shot Charles.. contratulations on your grand prize win!! #1392014

Terry Cervi 5/24/2005 6:19:55 PM

A terriric capture, Charles! Congrats on your grand prize win! #1392205

S J 5/24/2005 6:28:27 PM

Many Congratulations on your well deserved GRAND PRIZE WIN, Charles!! #1392301

melvina weatherby 5/24/2005 6:36:40 PM

Congratulations !! Fantastic Photograph. #1392368

Stephanie Lyons 5/24/2005 6:42:41 PM

Wow! Congratulations Charles on this very well deserved win! #1392428

Casey A. Hanson 5/24/2005 6:47:55 PM

Congratulations Charles, on a beautiful Grand Prize win! :0) #1392461

Dolores Neilson 5/24/2005 6:50:27 PM

Woooo hoooooo!! Congrats on the Big ONE Charles!! #1392476

Benica Walsh 5/24/2005 6:51:03 PM

Gorgeous picture. A true work of art. How much are you charging for prints?
:-) #1392480

Francis Cailles 5/24/2005 6:57:29 PM

congratulations, Charles. This is beautifully done. #1392522

Sherri Conley 5/24/2005 7:04:05 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful image! #1392569

Corry Berghout 5/24/2005 7:04:47 PM

Congratulations Charles. Great shot. #1392576

Deborah Sandidge 5/24/2005 7:08:41 PM

Beautiful - congratulations on your Grand Prize win, Charles!! #1392602

Gustavo Márquez 5/24/2005 7:09:57 PM

Congratulations Charles!!! Amazing composition and lighting. Perfect image. #1392609

Naveed Sheikh 5/24/2005 7:26:04 PM

Congratulations Charles, this is truly worthy of a Grand Prize Win. #1392716

Carolyn J. Connolly 5/24/2005 7:36:39 PM

Woo-hoo indeed, Charles!!! Hearty congratulations on taking out the * GRAND PRIZE * for April!!! :-)

This is a WONDERFUL capture...and, your PS work on it has created an excellent image - very well done!! :-)

Congrat's on it being featured in Digital Darkroom recently, too!! :-) #1392773

Jeff Lovinger 5/24/2005 7:42:22 PM

Congratulations Charles on your "Grand Prize" win. Well deserved for this special and beautiful image!!!! #1392796

Dan J. Holm 5/24/2005 8:01:46 PM

Woo Hoo!! CONGRATULATIONS on your well deserved GRAND PRIZE, Charles!!!! An awesome shot! #1392855

Stacy Wasmuth 5/24/2005 8:02:49 PM

Congratulations on a well deserved win! A shot one could only dream to capture as you have! :) #1392858

Mary K. Robison 5/24/2005 8:05:43 PM

Wonderful composition and beautifully done PS work, Charles.
This truly has earned its Grand Prize plaque.
CONGRATULATIONS! #1392869

Katleen R. Struckle 5/24/2005 8:24:01 PM

Congrats on your well deserved GRAND PRIZE, Charles!! Just an awesome image! #1392916

Jeff Dadey 5/24/2005 8:55:03 PM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Charles. Great image !

Jeff Dadey #1392977

Melissa L. Zavadil 5/24/2005 9:54:40 PM

Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WINNER!! This is a wonderful piece of art! Well deserved! #1393112

Cathy Stancil 5/24/2005 10:15:01 PM

Congratulations on your grand prize winner Charles !! Beautiful image !! #1393203

Carol Brill 5/24/2005 10:18:49 PM

Marvelous job on your exposure as well as capturing the contrasting layers with their clear tones and subtle textures, Charles. Congratulations on your grand prize win! #1393220

Cora Miller 5/24/2005 10:42:56 PM

Congratulations, Charles, on winning the Grand Prize with this remarkable image! The various contrasts are exceptional! #1393274

Kathy Shogren 5/24/2005 11:35:12 PM

Congratulations Charles on this beautiful win! Very nice work. #1393347

Debbie Hartley 5/25/2005 12:06:51 AM

Congratulations Charles, awesome shot... #1393363

Susie Peek-Swint 5/25/2005 12:48:05 AM

Congrats on your big win Charles ~ a great image and lots of helpful discussion.. I learned lots!
#1393424

Muneer T. Al-Awami 5/25/2005 12:52:46 AM

Congratulations, great image! #1393430

Jordi Delgado 5/25/2005 12:55:57 AM

Congratulations, Charles!! Very well deserved win!! Wonderful job!!

:-)) #1393436

Ali Atri 5/25/2005 12:57:39 AM

Congratulations Great photo you made. hurray..... #1393446

Alejandra Reyes 5/25/2005 2:04:15 AM

Super congratulations Chuck!!!!! #1393511

Lori S. Aschbrenner 5/25/2005 3:04:53 AM

Congratulations, Chuck! So when are you going to start teaching classes?? We're so proud of you! #1393629

Jacquie Palazzolo 5/25/2005 3:46:46 AM

Congratulations, Chuck!! Well deserved win. Beautiful image with beautiful contrasting colors. Thanks for sharing your work.

~Jacquie :) #1393804

June Marie Sobrito 5/25/2005 3:47:53 AM

Congratulations! Well done! #1393813

Sharon Cahn 5/25/2005 4:09:04 AM

Great shot, Chuck! Congratulations! And thanks for putting in your camera info and telling us how you got the shot so we can learn from your experiences! Love your images! #1393892

Mary L. Graham 5/25/2005 4:13:35 AM

Congrats Charles-beautiful work!=) #1393907

Ed Heaton 5/25/2005 5:07:19 AM

Congratulations Charles,
Great image! #1394095

Murry Grigsby 5/25/2005 5:14:52 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize winning image Charles! #1394127

Elisabeth A. Gay 5/25/2005 5:32:56 AM

Congratulations Charles, this is a beautiful image! Thanks for sharing the photoshop tips with us too.
Ann #1394215

Kay Beausoleil 5/25/2005 5:39:42 AM

Congratulations, Charles, on your very deserved Grand Prize -- great eye and great technique! #1394258

Judith G. Secco 5/25/2005 5:46:39 AM

Wow, Grand prize!!! Huge congratulations to you on a wonderful image.
#1394298

Michael S. McCook 5/25/2005 6:24:09 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize winning image Charles! #1394509

Kevin Burns 5/25/2005 7:04:10 AM

Congratulations #1394725

Wendy Stevenson 5/25/2005 7:52:18 AM

Congratulations Charles on this fabulous GRAND PRIZE winner!!! #1394923

Marta Azevedo 5/25/2005 8:12:33 AM

Congrats #1394987

Kathleen Clemons 5/25/2005 8:53:43 AM

Congratulations, Charles. #1395161

Chuck Inglefield 5/25/2005 10:56:30 AM

Wow. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I appreciate them. There are so many wonderful photos on this website, I'm just inspired everytime I look through the galleries. This is the first time I've ever been recognized for my photography, and it feels good! Thanks again. #1395641

Michelle R. Kovach 5/25/2005 11:23:18 AM

Congrats on your win Charles! #1395773

Ermanno Radice 5/25/2005 12:15:49 PM

Congratulations on your grand prize winner Charles !! Wonderful image !! #1395936

Kristen McKain 5/25/2005 2:35:55 PM

What a stunning image. Congrats to you! #1396289

Joaquin R. Felix 5/25/2005 11:04:41 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, CHARLES, WELL DONE!!!

---Joaquin #1397541

Kevin Ekstrom 5/26/2005 3:08:31 AM

Congratulations. Fantasic pic. Well deserved. #1397705

Laura Clay-Ballard 5/26/2005 4:24:38 AM

gorgeous. congratulations!
-Laura Clay Ballard #1397962

Carla Metzler 5/26/2005 10:38:52 AM

Congratulations on your Grand Prize winning image, Charles! #1399277

Piotr M. Organa 5/27/2005 2:26:30 AM

Congratulations, Charles!!! #1400978

bob cornelison 5/29/2005 7:04:09 PM

Congrats on this great shot!
~:O) #1409427

Tori A. Woods 5/29/2005 8:32:19 PM

this is an awesome photo!!!
congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE WIN!!!...........Tori #1409633

James Reininger 6/11/2005 9:24:42 PM

Wonderful image! What I enjoyed the most was reading about the technique used. #1459807

Donna W. Neal 6/12/2005 3:54:57 AM

Congratulations Charles, I am so far behind, I am just now seeing this wonderful well deserved winner. #1460134

Fermin Garde fj-CDL 6/14/2005 3:07:54 PM

Amazing!
Congrats! #1470363

Cody C. Greene 6/20/2005 2:22:59 PM

Congratulations Charles. Great Picture. #1493908

Mat Zain Abdullah 6/21/2005 8:24:28 PM

BIG Congratulations on the win. You deserve it. #1501430

Navin Talwar 8/11/2005 1:48:27 AM

Congratulations Charles #1703838

Sonali Choudhury 5/8/2008 6:04:23 PM

Congratulations...it's brilliant :)) #5902155

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BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest GRAND PRIZE Winner


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