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Yes, yes, I'm late again! So I thought I had better get out there and shoot my Saturday Shot. The only problem was that it was 4:30 PM, the shadows were getting long (yes, even here in Southern Caliornia) and the sun was heading down behind my house.
What to do? What to do? The house and plants were in dark shade, the sky was a brilliant blue with some really beautiful clouds hanging over my roof.
Hah! A possible solution . . . two exposures. I wanted the depth of field of F/22 so I metered one off of the sky and the correct exposure was 1/60 sec. and metered the darkest part of the foliage behind the trash cans at 1 sec. I composed the shot and made both shots using my tripod.
Then I brought them both up in Photoshop and created a new layer for the darker image. I copied the lighter of the two images and pasted it on top of the darker one. I set the opacity of the top image to 45% and then flatened the images, tried to make some levels and shadow/highlight adjustments . . . and here it is.
I think I'm safe cuz' Regenia ought to be too tired from traveling and Susan is probably snowed up to her bear in the popsicle belt. So if no one mentions to either of them that I only just posted my Saturday Shot FOR LAST SATURDAY I'll probably be ok.
EF 17-40mm L
19mm (wasn't paying attention there!)
1/60 sec & 1 sec.
Also by Ron LaFond
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