Day 1 of the summer series of workshops and we get a winter night…. in may….
It wasn’t raining too much when we got to the reservoir, so I showed a couple of new people how to expose using a meter.
Here’s the shot I got – 4 seconds, histogram told me that the sky had not burned (I’d metered from the sky, so was expecting that!).
It was also to show the effect of a polariser on the water and long exposures on the water surface.
So you’d usually just throw these things away and return on a better night… but I thought I’d quickly use lightroom, especially the Grad tools, to see what I could drag out of the RAW file.
Shoot RAW – Always!
Were this shot as a JPG file, you’d definitely best binning it – the vast majority of useful data is thrown away “in camera” so all the enhancements below are impossible..