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    Playtime at Ohau Point

    /A pool with maybe a hundred seal pups in it, just playing.

    Hard to get a shot in here though, no direct sunlight comes in here at anytime during the the day.

    Playtime at Ohau Point

    What can I do/could I have done to improve this photo?

    Taken on:
    D70s, 18-70 f3.5.4G, f4.5, 1/50, ISO1600 (which is the highest it will go)
    Last edited by rawill; 15th November 2012 at 08:40 PM.

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    Re: Playtime at Ohau Point

    Tricky conditions Robin - and this could have been a lot worse!

    Quote Originally Posted by rawill View Post
    What can I do/could I have done to improve this photo?
    Shoot RAW and use the fill Light control in ACR (Adobe Camera RAW) to put some detail into the dark shadows?

    (Assuming you didn't already)

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    Re: Playtime at Ohau Point

    Hey Robin,
    For me, the seals look like the rocks and the rocks look like the seals- not enough subject delineation. Having said that, and with your stated difficult lighting, I do not have a solution other than to tighten the composition up.

    Tyler

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    Re: Playtime at Ohau Point

    Many thanks, I will try a RAW photo when I get there next time, if we are still alowed in!

    Vandals may have ruined it for everyone!

    I only started doing RAW since I took the seal photos.

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    Re: Playtime at Ohau Point

    Hi Robin,
    Have you tried flash?

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    Re: Playtime at Ohau Point

    I did not want to use flash in this place. Anyway, my flash is only the one thet comes as part of the camera.
    It wouldn't have done much good in there.

    There was a young woman photographer with some much better "Canon" gear than I had. She had hers set to about ISO 6000. She was getting some good photos.

    I might try and see if I can do a bit to another photo to give a better idea of the place and what I was working with.

    The limitations were my skill, and my gear!
    I had no tripod so getting down to too low a speed is problematic.
    And I could not pump the ISO an higher.

    Many thanks for the helpful replies

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