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06-11-12, 09:11 AM
Join Date: Mar 2012
The grass is underexposed as you or the camera have exposed for the sky. There are several ways around this to get a different exposure reading, here's one: tilt the camera down to remove some sky, take a reading form the grass (half-depressing the shutter button to take the reading) then recompose your shot. You will probably find detail lost in the clouds due to over-exposure, you have to decide what's important here. Scenes with grass usually, not always, have lots of bright sky too, if the sun doesn't shine on the dense grass it can be underexposed as the camera wants to expose for the sky.
Don't worry about the UV filter that's not causing any problems with this image.
Exposure can be a tricky subject to get your head around and knowing how your camera operates is prerequisite to getting good, consistent photos. I just bought the 'Digital Field Guide, Canon 550d' for my brother in-law, it will certainly give you a better guide than your basic manual.
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