Adventure is my middle name...actually it's Keith.
- Sep 26, 2012
I'm in slot canyons all the time and yet they never turn out great. Anyone got some tips on shooting in slot canyons, especially the deep and dark ones...
The shot above is a fine photograph, but the highs are a little overexposed IMO. You can use HDR to extend the dynamic range, and effectively get the highs and lows back into control, but I find it best to not totally rely on such programs, and try to capture the image without sophisticated software. Relying on time of day and technique to get the killer shot is more satisfying to me than relying on some computer program.
Anyone got some tips on shooting in slot canyons, especially the deep and dark ones...
This would look great in B&W, applying the right filter (blue?) in processing would darken all of the red/yellows, and would bring the highs down.
I think you could bring the highs down a little more, but I like it. I am partial to B&W, so I am biased.
Grazie! I agree, but have been struggling with how to do that because of the overexposed area in the middle. I brought up the whites and highlights but brought down the yellows and reds. Maybe I should turn down the highlights a bit.
I don't know what software you are using, but in Aperture, I would apply a blue filter, which will darken the reds and yellows, but lighten any blue areas. Then you can play with the white balance (or any of the red, yellow or blue color, essentially adjusting it to be darker or lighter (more red or blue). I hope this makes sense, as I have not had any coffee yet.
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