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    Hi guys...i'm a first time dslr owner and here is a pix that i have taken today at approx 6pm (sky still very bright despite being cloudy).

    What am i not doing rite that causes the pix to lose the colour of the grass? I tried a couple of shots varying exposure compensation and find that i need to trade off either the "green" of grass or the "mood" of the sunset.

    What have i done wrong?

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3162/...a5993fd7_b.jpg

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    Default Re: Sunset

    U can take 2 shots (1 expose for grass --> sky will be overexposed; 1 expose for the sky --> grass will be underexposed) and blend them together later, or you can buy GND or ND filters to darken the sky so u can expose for the grass and not overexpose the sky. Hmm... do u know what I'm talking about? I'd just got for 2 shots blended together though...
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    Default Re: Sunset

    Try to use your flash to fill in. Try also flash -1, -2 stop. The flash will help to brighten the
    grass.

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    Default Re: Sunset

    Quote Originally Posted by SilverPine View Post
    Try to use your flash to fill in. Try also flash -1, -2 stop. The flash will help to brighten the
    grass.

    Cheers,
    this definitely wun make the photo much better cos 1, the grass patch is too large for the flash to fill up. and 2, if the flash is powerful even, it will making the lighting very uneven as the front(nearer to the photographer) of the grass patch to be much brighter compared to those further away.
    the corrent way is like what karnage have said, either doing HDR image, use a GND or take in RAW and then push/pull the shadow/highlight, but this will create some noise in the shadow area.

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    Default Re: Sunset

    This calls for HDR Photography!

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    Default Re: Sunset

    dude..your highlight/shadow tip works.
    thanks all for your comments.

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