The Road to Nowhere

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This pic­ture comes to us from Nis­tara Singh. Nis­tara says, “I am an am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­pher of 17, and have been prac­tis­ing on a Pana­sonic Lumix 10 Megapixel cam­era for 2 years. A few months ago I got a new Olym­pus E-PL3. I am new to us­ing a D-SLR. I man­aged to cap­ture this pic­ture, which I think is quite de­cent, but am still not that much sat­is­fied. Could you please sug­gest how it could be im­proved?” Nis­tara, tech­ni­cally speak­ing, you can­not call a E-PL3 a D-SLR be­cause the E-PL3 does not have a re­flex mir­ror. It is a mir­ror-less, in­ter­change­able lens com­pact cam­era. Ba­si­cally, your pic­ture is un­der­ex­posed due to the bright sky. Se­condly, the hori­zon di­vides the pic­ture in al­most equal parts. This should be avoided. Us­ing the Shad­ows/High­lights tool in Pho­to­shop, I have ‘opened up’ the fore­ground area. Next, I cropped the sky, thereby putting greater em­phases on the fore­ground. Fi­nally, I ap­plied some sharp­en­ing to the im­age.

Pic­ture Info Cam­era: Olym­pus E-PL3 ISO: 200 Shut­ter speed: 1/1000sec Aper­ture: f/7.1

Orig­i­nal Im­age

Fi­nal Im­age Ro­hin­ton Me­hta, Tech­ni­cal Edi­tor,

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