May 03, 2012

it's fricking early in the morning!

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photo by Donald Kinney

Usually during the day what I have available to photograph are the normal things--birds, ducks, hills, trees, water, wildflowers, and stuff like that... But if I make a little effort and haul my sorry-butt out of bed in time, I have a chance at capturing the  s u n r i s e .

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photo by Donald Kinney

Okay. Here's your digital photography lesson that ought to hold you in good stead. Over-exposure is our enemy--slight under-exposures can be fixed, preferably images captured in RAW with programs like Photoshop. Normally I would have stretched the high-levels farther over so they touch (but don't bunch-up) on the right side of the Histogram scale.

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photo by Donald Kinney

Sometimes images go undiscovered until the photographer sees them in the viewfinder. I used this discovery technique at my favorite patch of last year's Yarrow. A transplant from Outer-Space, if I ever saw one...

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John @ Beans and I on the Loose said...

Thank you for the sermon Reverand Don of the Church of the Histogram. Us sinners need to be reminded at times.

AphotoAday said...

Hi SINBAD'S DAD (JOHN) -- Amen to that, brother...

photowannabe said...

Love the Yarrow, under or over exposed it looks great to me.

Shane Kent Louis said...

As usual, amazing captures of you. The sky looks like a painting. :D

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Lauren Kim Photography said...

Beautiful work - love your project

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