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    Couple of shots from Big Spring Park n Huntsville, AL

    Some goldfish swimming in the canal.

    Couple of shots from Big Spring Park n Huntsville, AL

    A pair of ducks

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    Re: Couple of shots from Big Spring Park n Huntsville, AL

    Roger

    On the ducks, it looks like you've encountered the classic problem often referred to on here in discussion about shooting at weddings. The challenges of exposing for the clothes worn by the groom (very often black or very dark grey) and the those worn by the bride (normally white). Get one right and the other's totally gone!. And here you've lost all definition in the body of the nearest bird.

    In this circumstance I think you would need to have tried a few frames at different exposures to get a balance whereby the breast of the lighter coloured duck started to get brighter, but you got some detail into the nearest one.

    With the shot of the fish, you have done a good job of capturing the texture on the body of the nearest fish. However, the image is very, very noisy. And you've got something cutting across the bottom left corner that shouldn't be there.
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    Re: Couple of shots from Big Spring Park n Huntsville, AL

    Donald, thanks for the critque. I will try to remember to take more pictures by setting up AEB or just changing the exposure and taking more.

    The thing in the corner of the fish is the canal wall. I should have cropped that part out. I tried this morning to remove the noise, but did not have much luck.

    Again, Thanks,
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    Re: Couple of shots from Big Spring Park n Huntsville, AL

    I bet if shot RAW, the nearest (dark) duck's detail is recoverable with ACR's Fill Light control.

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    Re: Couple of shots from Big Spring Park n Huntsville, AL

    Dave, I think I recovered some of the detail. Any more "fill light" introduces vertical lines in the lower part of the dark colored duck.

    Thanks for your input.
    Roger

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    Re: Couple of shots from Big Spring Park n Huntsville, AL

    Quote Originally Posted by Overtrim View Post
    Dave, I think I recovered some of the detail. Any more "fill light" introduces vertical lines in the lower part of the dark colored duck.

    Thanks for your input.
    Roger

    Couple of shots from Big Spring Park n Huntsville, AL
    This is better. The coloring of the pavement seems more natural as well (it may not be, but it is more pleasing at any rate).
    I think that cropping out the sliver of grass at the top would allow the interesting line created by the pavement edge to be a more prominent aspect of the composition.

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    Re: Couple of shots from Big Spring Park n Huntsville, AL

    Steve, Thanks. I have cropped the top to remove the grass.

    Thanks all,
    Roger

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