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    Default Hi, i noticed good photos

    have nice blue sky altho some taken in bright sunshine...

    how do you consistently get blue sky..??

    i know Cp filter helps but i believe yopu dun have it on the lens most of time unless u're taking landscape..

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    Use Photoshop to PP lor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pang-Jio Man View Post
    have nice blue sky altho some taken in bright sunshine...

    how do you consistently get blue sky..??

    i know Cp filter helps but i believe yopu dun have it on the lens most of time unless u're taking landscape..
    another reason is that Singapore's sky isn't always that nice-blue. It's either rain clouds, dust/haze/smog or whatever. Just see how clear the skies are on a sunny day after a rain. being on the equator doesn't help either, as skies are usually less blue when sun is directly above you. these are also *some* reasons why we don't get the magazine-cover skies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pang-Jio Man View Post
    have nice blue sky altho some taken in bright sunshine...

    how do you consistently get blue sky..??

    i know Cp filter helps but i believe yopu dun have it on the lens most of time unless u're taking landscape..
    See these..
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=237014
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220038

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    Quote Originally Posted by estel View Post
    another reason is that Singapore's sky isn't always that nice-blue. It's either rain clouds, dust/haze/smog or whatever. Just see how clear the skies are on a sunny day after a rain. being on the equator doesn't help either, as skies are usually less blue when sun is directly above you. these are also *some* reasons why we don't get the magazine-cover skies.


    thanks. but "those" blue skies photographs that i saw was taken in malaysia and here.. which makes me wonder..

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    Sometimes, it's just luck.
    Skies in Singapore tend to be cloudy. If there are clouds at high altitudes, they will absorb sunlight, and you'll get a white/greyish sky.

    Most of the time, morning and evenings are the best, with some clouds and patches of blue sky. And good lighting of course.
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    thanks isisaxon,




    "If you shoot with the sun 45 degree above and behind you on a day without much clouds, you get a higher chance of getting blue sky."

    sorry ,, can anyone illustrate this a bit?? i blurr...

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    you might want to shoot with a polarizers if you're shooting the sky, hard to explain how it works; take a look for yourself http://www.offrench.net/photos/artic...arizing_filter it really makes a difference, it makes the colors more vivid.

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    the singapore sky is bluest in the morning

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    Can try out the Gradual Neutral Density Filters too! =]
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    Strange enough. I've noticed that we are getting more blue skies this year than before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Strange enough. I've noticed that we are getting more blue skies this year than before.
    Yeah... like yesterday....

    lovely skies
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Yeah... like yesterday....

    lovely skies
    Really? I thought due to the raining these days, all I saw were dark clouds.
    But I do remember early this year till July, there were lots of blue skies.
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    something I caught yesterday...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post


    something I caught yesterday...
    What time and where was this shot taken?

    I was riding on the Singapore Flyer yesterday morning (about 10.45), and didn't get such blue skies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by desibelle View Post
    What time and where was this shot taken?

    I was riding on the Singapore Flyer yesterday morning (about 10.45), and didn't get such blue skies...
    Was in the late afternoon... about 4 or so I think...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pang-Jio Man View Post
    how do you consistently get blue sky..??
    Move to California. Enough days with clear blue skies to make you sick of it and long for rain.



    Spotted in Oakland last weekend.

    Other thing is not to over-expose the sky - which means using fill flash if necessary. Something I should have done.

    Can't recall where I read it - if the sky does not look nice, frame your shot so that it does not include the sky.
    Last edited by lennyl; 6th September 2008 at 05:18 PM.

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    Like they said, the sun has to be a little lower and clear skies are preferred... A CPL will help a lot but you have to be careful of overexposing the sky.

    - With Grad + CPL and very late afternoon
    - No CPL but underexposed sky and used flash
    - No CPL but high noon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pang-Jio Man View Post
    have nice blue sky altho some taken in bright sunshine...

    how do you consistently get blue sky..??

    i know Cp filter helps but i believe yopu dun have it on the lens most of time unless u're taking landscape..
    Since you are talking about getting a balanced blue sky without losing much details in the forground without add-ons and photo editing to achieve that very simple.

    Use the smallest aperture or fastest shutter speed you can without underexposing your photo. F/13 and above most DSLR can do with higher dynamic range than PNS or prosumers so you will never lose much details of the foreground.

    Very similar concept for capturing silky effects of say water flow at a waterfall. Increasing shutter speed is inevitable and a must but that results in overexposure. Thus you can set aperture to F/16 or smaller to allow less light to enter at the same slower shutter speed so your photos of silky water flow will never be overexposed. From my experience DSLR handheld at shutter 1/3 should be able to soften the water. But that also depends on the flowrate of the water stream.

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    I'd normally try to shoot at either North or South direction. The sky will be naturally more blue.
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