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QuietOne
01-17-2013, 12:14 AM
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I found it, really. It's not planted. An interesting post-processing exercise in trying not to blow the whites and having the edges show without using a strong contrast.

Marko
01-17-2013, 09:57 AM
The edge burning is well done here as is the overall exposure.

Barefoot
01-17-2013, 06:14 PM
The edge burning is well done here as is the overall exposure.

I concur. Fine job, soldier.

Hillbillygirl
01-20-2013, 02:38 PM
I like this QO. Excellent find and awesome exposure control.

QuietOne
01-20-2013, 04:21 PM
Thank you. I didn't actually burn or dodge at all - just lifted it a couple of steps. I've been fiddling with snow pictures, to see how useful the "rules of thumb" are for adjusting exposures. This much white is way different than a chunk of dark subject in it. Not a surprise, of course, just still not always sure of how much of what and where in the frame makes the difference.

Right now, it's a good thing I didn't find this today. I'm about 4 days into a cold, and that paper towel might have gotten used for something besides a photo!

Matt K.
01-25-2013, 07:23 PM
Cool, and really not easy to do. Exposure is well handled here.

QuietOne
01-29-2013, 01:28 AM
Thanks, Matt. It's started snowing again, so if I ever get a little less cloud, I may get more practice with snow and sunlight.