Some NC snow
I tried to look at these a little differently. Spent a bit more time in camera setup and then in PP. Please C&C both shots and processing, and welcome image manipulation with an explanation. Thanks!
All are available at my flickr site in full size. I set the exposure compensation -1 EV for the snow, but ended up bumping exposure a bit in each.
Nice, snow looks good (exposed right).
Sorry, Pal, these are underexposed for me. Grey whites and muddy in the dark areas.
I looked at the "originals" on flickr and the detail looks most peculiar, maybe due to compression but I'm not familiar with flickr so can't be definitive.
Take this one.....
I see it when you point it out... did you just boost exposure, or something else?
I boosted exposure using curves to bring up the trees and used a layer mask to bring the exposure back on the foreground.
I didn't take much care over it, just to illustrate the point.
In your post you said "I set the exposure compensation -1 EV for the snow". Why would you do that?
here on dcrp and on my laptop the snow 'looks good' not blown out or 'to white' almost looks a bit to dark? could be my laptop and florescent lights though
Then you're in a bit of trouble, Sean.
You said "on your laptop" so I assume you downloaded the file. Open it in PS and in the info window you will see colour data for the pixels as you run the cursor over them. The RGB data for a white pixel is 255 255 255 (anything over 250 is OK)
hmmmmmm I suspected as much, you know you 'get used' to seeing something every day and you don't notice the differnce as much. i need to color adjust this screen. I mean it really isn't bad but when you see tings that you 'know' should be much brighter or darker then you wonder. Thanks Peter