I was at a location that I go to a lot, and I’ve gotten pretty bored of the scenery. So, I set my camera to the Dynamic Monochromatic setting. I also decided to play around some with overexposing my lights and underexposing my darks.
Overexpose is when too much light enters your camera and the bright spots can become “blown out” or too bright. Underexpose is when there isn’t enough light entering your camera and those areas might be too dark and without detail. Choosing what type of exposure you need to use will be determined by the kind of effect you’re going for in your photography, and by the lighting conditions.
This picture is very overexposed by +3 and I brought those dark shadows out in post processing. I’m happy with how it turned out. Especially since it’s different from what I usually do.
I shot this under the bridge. The left side is so dark and has no detail which is a nice balance to the overexposed brightness of those rocks.
I like the blurriness created by the movement of the creek water. And I really like the wavy edges of these heart shaped leaves. Both of these pictures have a closer to normal exposure.
This spot looked pretty cool to me. I liked how overgrown all the plants were. I played around with some stuff because the original image was a bit too sepia colored.
I took this one while standing under the bridge. See that hole? There was a whole bunch of those little rusted out holes. Hmm, I wonder how old that bridge is.