Old 12-23-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Hello, I got hit for cloudy (dark) this is a new one for me. This is the first time I tried to post a shot like this. I have a feeling on what needs to be done, but would like some other opinions.
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Old 12-23-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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This is underexposed by at least 0.7EV. Otherwise, it's fine.

In snow conditions, your camera will think the scene is much brighter than it really is because of all the white. You want to overexpose by around 0.7EV by using the meter or the exposure compensation.

So the solution : CRANK IT!
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Looks like you need to boost the exposure up quite a bit. I do like the shot.
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Thank you both very much. That is what I thinking
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And rotate it by at least .5% CCW.
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This is underexposed by at least 0.7EV. Otherwise, it's fine.

In snow conditions, your camera will think the scene is much brighter than it really is because of all the white. You want to overexpose by around 0.7EV by using the meter or the exposure compensation.
Or, putting it in simpler terms, 2 stops. I have no idea what "0.7EV" means.
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Or, putting it in simpler terms, 2 stops. I have no idea what "0.7EV" means.
Yeah that would be 2 stops
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I believe 1 EV = 1 stop so 0.7 EV is not 2 stops.
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I believe 1 EV = 1 stop so 0.7 EV is not 2 stops.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Oh yeah... so 0.7 is 2/3 of a stop. My camera's exposure compensation is 0.3, 0.7, 1.0, 1.3, etc., that's why I got it mixed up. A stop isn't equal to one "click" of your camera's knob, though.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exposure_value
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