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Albany Covered Bridge #2

Albany Covered Bridge #2
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Inside the bridge

Photographer: Bob Doucette
Folder: Bob Doucette
Uploaded: 16-Feb-2009 03:38 CET
Current Rating: 4.50/2
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Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure time: 1/60
Aperture: 6.3
Focal length: 14mm
Lens: 14-54mm
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 500
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Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: various....
Image resized to: 540x720

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Good concept, poor execution

I really really would love to see this photo redone. It's a fascinating subject and would be supurb with a slightly different execution.

First: I'd like to see things leveled and centered. Although cropping and post-production can clean some of that up, I'm not sure how the perspective will fair.

Next: this is a proper example of where exposure bracketing can help a photo out significantly. It looks like you applied a heavy fill light and exposure addition. The increase in fill light and exposure often creates HDR like effects like enhancing the grain in wood. Instead of fighting it, just use a tripod (or other stationary device) and take exposure at either -2,0,+2 or -3,-1,0,+1,+3. In a pinch, you can take two photos at +-2. It will eliminate your noise, bring out the grain of the wood, and not over-brighten the outside (if you like that effect, simply dodge it up).

Arthur Bogard at 02:50 CET on 20-Feb-2009 [Reply]


More or less I also share the opinion of Arthur. The image needs to be redone, because at the moment it looks too unnatural.

Alfred Molon at 18:58 CET on 21-Feb-2009 [Reply]