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08/09/2005 11:59:29 AM · #1
This is the first time i go to a Skate Park. The cement looks too bright. I guess with a Polarizing filter may help but this filters are not suitable for sports and accion pics. Or it's the 'natural' look?

I shot it with a Film 35mm Nikon N65

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08/09/2005 12:08:20 PM · #2
I dont know how your camera is but I underexpose -2/3 in digital and it comes out pretty good, also make sure to meter off the sunny part of the cement that should give you a reading to make it 18% gray.

Ty
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Message edited by author 2005-08-09 12:10:38.
08/09/2005 12:12:08 PM · #3
You can use the same techniques you'd use for snow, although those usually involve overexposure to keep the snow white.

A higher shutter speed wil give you better stop-action and lower the exposure (given the same aperture), and darken the concrete.

Message edited by author 2005-08-09 12:13:47.
08/09/2005 01:15:40 PM · #4

I used Photoshop to darken a little bit.

1)I made a seletion with the Magic Wand.
2) then I played with the curves. Values input 194 ouput 117
3) this is the result:

Before Curves

After Curves

4) Are there some perfect values? it takes time to make adjustments judging by the eye

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08/09/2005 01:17:09 PM · #5
Originally posted by mark2006:

I used Photoshop to darken a little bit.

1)I made a seletion with the Magic Wand.
2) then I played with the curves. Values input 194 ouput 117
3) this is the result:

Before Curves

After Curves

4) Are there some perfect values? it takes time to make adjustments judging by the eye

.


Depending on the colour tone of the concrete you may be able to use the grey point dropper.
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