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Eighteen Lake

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Here are a few pictures I took one night out fishing on Eighteen. The first one is a little darker then I would like...

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Excellent shots Natalie! My favorite is the first.

Thanks for sharing

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Put me down for No. 2. That light and composition is great!

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Nice shots. That is the Eighteen Lake off the Sawbill trail, right?

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Thanks for the comments! This Eighteen Lake is up by Isabella. Any ideas on how I can make the firt picture better? I LOVE the picture but I dont like the lighting...

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Natalie I love that last shot. On the first shot you might have had the camera on an auto mode? The camera was metering for the bright sun so the rest of the photo came out dark.

You can meter by pointing the camera at a more neutral area, like the canoe and make sure the sun is not in the frame and take note of what those settings are. Now put your camera in manual mode and use those settings to capture the scene. This of course will not render the sky almost white and you will lose detail in the sky.

Scenes like this really exceed the capability of your camera to capture all the ranges of tone in your shot. You could take a few more shots and go -1 and -2 steps under and over and blend them together later in post processing. Or if you had a Graduated Neutral density filter which will darken the top half of the photo you could possibly get better results.

Keep experimenting and play with your camera settings. Watch your histogram and it will give you some clues to what is happening exposure wise to your scene.

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Put me down for Number 3. they are all nice.

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