Sunday, June 12, 2011


 I played with the exposure an color a little with this picture. Taking photos of white things in full sunlight tends to result in a bleached out picture.

Damselfly. Unfortunately my profile shots didn't turn out well. If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you might be able to see the hairs on his legs. 


TimInMich said...

What a lovely way to start a Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing those.
You're so right about the challenge of taking photos in bright sunlight. I used to have two fairly consistent problems with my digital photos taken outdoors before I discovered the white balance and color adjustments.
One was highlights being blown, of course. The other was too strong a blue cast in mixed light or on overcast days. That is, blue where I didn't want it; the sky never seemed blue enough, but that might require a polarizing filter for my camera. Though I have seen people get good sky on their compact digitals! I still occasionally do some fiddling in GIMP or PhotoShop.
My camera lets you choose whether it's a sunny or cloudy day. Sometimes choosing the opposite one to the conditions produces a better picture if there is mixed light.

Ann Finkelstein said...

Thanks Tim. I really have to read the instruction book again. My camera still holds many mysteries for me. My problem with blue is in snow photographs especially in early morning or late afternoon light.

TimInMich said...

I forgot to mention that the damselfly is marvelous. I like the head-on shot. What you mostly see of them is profiles, so this makes your shot even more interesting.