Some Landscape Photography

Some landscape photography I took last night.

Sunset over the Ochil Hills:

http://i.domaindlx.com/renderedbrian/OchillHillsSunset.jpg
http://i.domaindlx.com/renderedbrian/OchillHillsSunset3750.jpg


brian

hmm, are they underlit, or why so much grain?

.b

nice photographs…
turn contrast higher and lightness darker in photoshop, that will give some nice result

I was wanting to capture the nice sunset in the sky, if I exposed so that the foreground was visible then I would lose the nice sky (the sky would then be overexposed)

The picture was taken using my 5mp digital camera at ISO 50, F8.0 and 1/100 shutter speed.


Brian

You overexposed the sky…
But only in red and green channel, a very common error, since it is harder too see than overexposing of all chanels…

I don’t see how I overexposed the sky, it really did look that yellow.


brian

I’m sure you overexposed the sky. Try to look at the red channel and notice that there are no shades in the brightest areas…

Hmmm, thats correct - I’m still trying to understand how to use a camera “properly” in manual mode rather than automatic point and shoot, so I’m still learnign all about aperture numbers and shutter speeds and exposure compensation…


Brian

If you got the ability in the camera to show a histogram you should use that.

I’m still trying to understand how to use a camera “properly” in manual mode rather than automatic point and shoot, so I’m still learnign all about aperture numbers and shutter speeds and exposure compensation…

Sounds like a good approach. Great thing about digital is that once you’ve bought the stuff, you can mess about almost for “free”.

Sunsets are quite difficult cause of all the stuff mentioned here. Post processing can help but I would guess that at this point, doing what you are doing and learning more about the basics is pretty fundamental.

Had another photography session on Saturday evening:

http://i.domaindlx.com/renderedbrian/LomondHillsNivingstonCraigs750.jpg

Comments welcome - I set my monitor gamma to 1.8, and I think I have my monitor calibrated a bit better - how does the photo look? too bright? too dark?


Brian

Cool pics man. Beautiful area.