Landscapes at dusk/evening
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26-09-09, 11:44 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
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Hi there. I've just purchased my first DSL which is a Canon 450D. now i need some help here and hope I can explain clearly what my issue is. I am taking a landscape picture around dusk time and the sky is still pretty bright but the grass and trees along the bottom of the shot are pretty dark and covered in shadow but with my eyes i can still see the detail of the tress etc.. Now when I take the picture it seems there is no detail to the tree line and is very dark, now I'm sure this is due to the brighter sky but I am not sure of the technique to use to show more detail in the darker shadows? I assume its to do with exposure setting...but i am not sure. i am taking the picture at f16 and experimented with iso 200, 400 and 800... but still the dark shadows on the grass/tress (bottom of the landscape) show no detail and covered in darkness.....
I hope I've explained this well enough.
you can't compare what you see with your eyes to what the camera sees also, remember that when you look at the foreground your eyes refocus to take in the details. If you look at the sun and straight away at the trees, then they will appear dark to you until your eyes refocus/ adjust. In sunsets most focus on the sun to bring out the red of the sun/sky. If you want to image the light instead of the sun, then just angle your camera down until the sun isn't in view. On the first image below I focused by the sun whilst, on the second I angled the lens down to underneath the sun.
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