Dusk

Uploaded: April 07, 2005

Description

f22, 8 sec, 126mm, ISO 100

Comments

Dennis Creaghan April 07, 2005

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

Chuck Inglefield April 07, 2005

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 April 11, 2005

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 April 11, 2005

Thanks for the tip Paul

Dennis #1245597

Michelle R. Kovach April 11, 2005

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 April 12, 2005

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 April 12, 2005

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 April 19, 2005

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

Chuck Inglefield April 21, 2005

Thank you Casey. #1278593

Diane Dupuis May 24, 2005

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

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic May 24, 2005

Charles,

Congratulations on this super image.

Well deserved Grand prize winner.

Kerby #1391777

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 24, 2005

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

Jane Summa May 24, 2005

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

Cathy Barrows May 24, 2005

Congrats on your great win! #1391911

Jill Flynn level-classic May 24, 2005

Congratulations on your GRAND PRIZE win Charles! #1391973

Rhonda Smith May 24, 2005

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

Terry Cervi level-classic May 24, 2005

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

S J May 24, 2005

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

melvina weatherby May 24, 2005

Congratulations !! Fantastic Photograph. #1392368

Stephanie Lyons May 24, 2005

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

Casey A. Hanson May 24, 2005

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

Dolores Neilson May 24, 2005

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

Benica Walsh May 24, 2005

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

Francis Cailles May 24, 2005

congratulations, Charles. This is beautifully done. #1392522

Sherri Conley May 24, 2005

Congratulations on this beautiful image! #1392569

Corry Berghout May 24, 2005

Congratulations Charles. Great shot. #1392576

Deborah Sandidge May 24, 2005

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

Gustavo Márquez May 24, 2005

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

Naveed Sheikh May 24, 2005

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

Carolyn J. Connolly level-classic May 24, 2005

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 level-addict May 24, 2005

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

Dan Holm level-classic May 24, 2005

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

Stacy Wasmuth May 24, 2005

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

Mary K. Robison May 24, 2005

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

Kathleen R. Struckle May 24, 2005

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

Jeff Dadey May 24, 2005

Congratulations on your Grand Prize win Charles. Great image !

Jeff Dadey #1392977

Melissa L. Zavadil May 24, 2005

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

Cathy Stancil May 24, 2005

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

Carol Brill May 24, 2005

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 level-addict May 24, 2005

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

Kathy Shogren level-classic May 24, 2005

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

Debbie Hartley level-deluxe May 25, 2005

Congratulations Charles, awesome shot... #1393363

Susie Peek-Swint May 25, 2005

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

May 25, 2005

Congratulations, great image! #1393430

Jordi Delgado May 25, 2005

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

:-)) #1393436

Ali Atri May 25, 2005

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

Alejandra Reyes May 25, 2005

Super congratulations Chuck!!!!! #1393511

Lori S. Aschbrenner May 25, 2005

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

Jacquie Palazzolo level-classic May 25, 2005

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

~Jacquie :) #1393804

June Marie Sobrito May 25, 2005

Congratulations! Well done! #1393813

Sharon Cahn May 25, 2005

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 May 25, 2005

Congrats Charles-beautiful work!=) #1393907

Ed Heaton May 25, 2005

Congratulations Charles,
Great image! #1394095

Murry Grigsby May 25, 2005

Congratulations on your Grand Prize winning image Charles! #1394127

Elisabeth A. Gay May 25, 2005

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

Kay Beausoleil level-deluxe May 25, 2005

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

Judith G. Secco May 25, 2005

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

Michael McCook level-classic May 25, 2005

Congratulations on your Grand Prize winning image Charles! #1394509

Kevin Burns May 25, 2005

Congratulations #1394725

Wendy Stevenson May 25, 2005

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

Marta Azevedo May 25, 2005

Congrats #1394987

Kathleen Clemons May 25, 2005

Congratulations, Charles. #1395161

Chuck Inglefield May 25, 2005

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 May 25, 2005

Congrats on your win Charles! #1395773

Ermanno Radice May 25, 2005

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

Kristen McKain May 25, 2005

What a stunning image. Congrats to you! #1396289

Joaquin R. Felix May 25, 2005

CONGRATULATIONS, CHARLES, WELL DONE!!!

---Joaquin #1397541

Kevin Ekstrom May 26, 2005

Congratulations. Fantasic pic. Well deserved. #1397705

Laura Clay-Ballard May 26, 2005

gorgeous. congratulations!
-Laura Clay Ballard #1397962

Carla Metzler May 26, 2005

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

Piotr M. Organa May 27, 2005

Congratulations, Charles!!! #1400978

bob cornelison May 29, 2005

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

Tori A. Woods May 29, 2005

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

James Reininger June 11, 2005

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

Donna W. Neal June 12, 2005

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

Fermin Garde fj-CDL June 14, 2005

Amazing!
Congrats! #1470363

Cody C. Greene June 20, 2005

Congratulations Charles. Great Picture. #1493908

Mat Zain Abdullah June 21, 2005

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

Navin Talwar August 11, 2005

Congratulations Charles #1703838

May 08, 2008

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

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe April 10, 2016

Huge Congratulations on your wonderful Winner, ATEP and POTD, Charles!! #11459347

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic April 10, 2016

Congratulations on your 3 golds, and your current POTD! #11459385

Lydia Williams level-deluxe April 10, 2016

Wow, I enjoyed reading all the comments. I was not a member back in 2005, and have not seen this image...I need to do some visiting of the beginning images. Congratulaions Chuck on your winning gold badges. #11459440

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe April 10, 2016

Huge congrats on triple Gold!! #11459449

Daniella Puente April 20, 2016

Beautiful photo, love the tones! #11463763

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