Waiting, part 2


(Camera: NIkon D300. Lens: 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec., @ f/5.6.ISO: 400)

Sometimes the “right” exposure
isn’t always the best exposure. I shot the water pouring from the
fountain in front of the Federal courthouse in Sacramento. If I had
used the “correct” exposure the picture would have been OK, but nothing
special. This first shot is “properly” exposed. There is detail in both
water and the dark stone of the fountain.


(Camera: NIkon D300. Lens: 17-35mm @ 17mm. Exposure: 1/250 sec., @ f/4.ISO: 400)

In the second shot, I exposed the picture for the highlights on the water. This underexposed the dark stone, making it fall into blackness, which in turn made the glistening water stand out even more. The result is a much more dramatic photo than a perfectly exposed picture.

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