The Road to Nowhere
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
Final Image Rohinton Mehta, Technical Editor,