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    Default How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13884947@N06/1470775375

    Setting :
    A100 with 16-80
    F Number : F/22
    Exposure Time : 25sec
    Exposure Program : Aperture Priority
    Exposure Compensation : -0.3 step
    Focal length : 60mm
    ISO : 200
    Flash : None
    With Tripod

    Can master here tell me where did I done wrongly? As I can't see the blue dophin on the bridge, only able to see light rather then the blue color dophin.


    Thanks
    Last edited by blurblur; 2nd October 2007 at 02:48 PM.

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    Default Re: How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    Over exposed on the dolphin, where camera sensor can't capture the blue colour due to sensor limitation (and showing mostly white only), so can see very light blue colour only.
    Last edited by zcf; 2nd October 2007 at 03:03 PM.
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    Default Re: How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    Take the shot during the golden hour like 7.30pm to 7.45pm.
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    Default Re: How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    oic. thanks bro

    I too late to there so miss the golden time as Blk 399 got too much good food. heeeeeeee

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    Default Re: How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    here you go, i do for you

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    Default Re: How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    here you go, i do for you

    Thanks

    Can teach me how to do?

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    Default Re: How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    open in PS and creat new layer
    change blend mode to multiply
    select nice blue colour
    select paintbrush tool and set to desired width and softness
    paint on that new layer
    adjust opacity to taste

    have fun!

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    Default Re: How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    Thanks will try tonight. after adjust, can print into A4 rite?

    Thanks again

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    25 sec exposure...so the blue dophlins got over exposed. If you try the same shots again, compose and try to estimate where they are thru the viewfinder. Then maybe after 15 secs ..run a pencil or finger over the lens where the dophlins might be . in camera dodging
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    Default Re: How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    Why not just delibrately underexpose by 2 stops, so that you will not blow the highlights?

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    Or take a 10 sec shot, a 15 sec shot then a 25 sec shot... Use the magic wand tool to select the blue dolphines from a 10 or 15 sec shot, then copy them to a new layer exactly on top of the over-exposed dolphins.

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    Default Re: How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    Very new to DSLR, only playing with "Aperture Priority" this time round & let the camera set the exp time for me.

    Will try to shoot more so that can have a feel on how to use the manual way.


    Thanks for advise.


    Now I know that PS can do magic even the photo is not well taken. Now must buy PS. heeeeee

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    Quote Originally Posted by blurblur View Post
    Thanks will try tonight. after adjust, can print into A4 rite?

    Thanks again
    if you edit in the original size without editing shld be able to print ur desired size lo.

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    Default Re: How to set so that the blue dophin can be seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by cantaresg View Post
    Why not just delibrately underexpose by 2 stops, so that you will not blow the highlights?
    yupz! can lower ur iso to 100 also. it does not need to be at 200 a 100 will be better

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    Quote Originally Posted by cantaresg View Post
    Why not just delibrately underexpose by 2 stops, so that you will not blow the highlights?
    yupz! can lower ur iso to 100 also. it does not need to be at 200.setting at 100 will be better i guess for such a shot, jus set lowest iso, smallest apperture and play with the exposure timings, i think for this 12-17 secs wld have been enough for the reflections. the small image on the right was also over exposed.. abit of an eyesore! but in all.. its a nice shot! keep shooting!

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