Friday, September 24, 2004

Breaking the rules

Red Hybiscus

I like understanding the rules, but I also like breaking them. For close ups of flowers you'll see all the advice is to use a neutral or dark backrounds. There is a good reason for this the colours of the flower will look richer and the background won't distract you. Well this hibiscus flower was nice and wet after heavy over-night rain. So I wanted to get the droplets backlit, & I expected the flower to be dark and brewding, instead it is vibrant and happy, because I used an +0.7 EV adjustment, to lighten it.

This picture was only taken an hour ago, and its on the blog already, isn't technology marvelous.
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