Macro Friday

It's macro Friday again at Blogging from Bolivia. It is still snowing here, I spent about five minutes outside as it was so cold, saw this leaf was clinging on to the fence this morning. Are any of you photographing in the snow finding your exposure is way off? I was reading an article yesterday saying how almost always your exposure will be off due to the metering system in your camera that is set to callibrate an average scene and snow is not average so most of the time your shot will come out underexposed and the snow will be grey. If you are using aperture priority you can use exposure compensation or if not, just give it a few tweaks in the computer.

46 comments:

  1. beautiful, Justine. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Your photo looks great!
    There is no snow here, I even dare to write 'today is sunny but cold!'.
    I had a great time doing the Sunday Creative and I will try to continue doing it! Thank you so much for hosting it so I could enlarge the borders of my creativity :)

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  3. Love the composition and tones of this shot. You are lucky to find something not totally covered in snow!

    I follow the general rule for capturing snow and dial in upto +2 stops for exposure compensation. A tweak of the WB normally helps too.

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  4. Beautiful photo. A lot of snow fall today and Saturday here in Northwest Indiana. Have a great day!

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  5. amazing shot.
    my country's tropical so it's kind of amazing to see the zoomed-in pic of snow!!

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  6. Fantastic shot, Justine. Our last inch of snow has melted, yea! It'll be back soon enough.

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  7. Beautiful! Glad I haven't had any snow to photograph yet! But my time is coming :(

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  8. Gorgeous, makes me feel cold just looking at the photo! The tones are lovely.

    It seems to have stopped snowing now in Germany... but it is still cold!

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  9. What a beautiful shot. It looks so cold!

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  10. So nice.
    With snow, if you use your spot meter, and meter off a middle gray (not necessarily gray, but a midtone),it works really well.

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  11. Great shot! The snow looks so soft.

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  12. So beautiful! Have a great weekend enjoy the snow and stay warm. PS. I love that I can tweak my photos on the computer!

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  13. I tried some snow shots this week with my new nifty fifty lens - what a mess! I need some serious practice.

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  14. No snow where I am, but I plan on taking a trip up the country over the weekend to take some shots. I'll be exposing +2 stops depending on light etc... You got a great shot in the end!

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  15. Such a beautiful, crisp shot! I'm also struggling with this on my (albeit, budget point-and-shoot) camera - it looks like you might have an option to change the metering mode so that it doesn't average light metered from the entire frame, but only from a spot (or center).

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  16. Lovely photo. I read somewhere that to make the snow appear as it should (white) it's best to meter off the sky and then recompose and take the shot. I seem to have been taking nothing but snow scenes for the past couple of days!

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  17. Love it. It makes me cold just looking at your shot.

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  18. Beautiful photography Justine! Your soup below sounds wonderful too. Hope you stay warm. ;-)

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  19. We don't have snow yet, so I hadn't even thought about capturing it - thanks for the heads up and tips!

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  20. I'm a first time visitor and I have to say that I find your photography to be stunning! Naturally, I'm now following you :)
    I'd love for you to visit and enter my GIVEAWAY!

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  21. That's so pretty Justine. I have had to tweak in adobe raw.

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  22. oh wow! very cool how the leaf managed to stay on the fence once the snow started falling. Beautiful!

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  23. I just read a wonderful article about photographing snow at the Digital Photography School... http://www.digital-photography-school.com/why-is-the-snow-in-my-pictures-so-blue ...
    your macro is lovely!!!

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  24. So how do you typically meter? I use spot metering so I wonder if that would help or hurt. Not like I have many chances to photograph snow since we don't get much here but I am curious. This is a beautiful shot.

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  25. Brrr...I feel cold just looking at your stunning shot!

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  26. It's interesting where snow will lay isn't it?

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  27. Lovely shot! I'm so glad you wrote that about snow exposure. I just posted a blog a few weeks ago wondering why my snow pictures always come out so dark, and when I saw your picture I thought "how does she do that??" so I'm glad you included the answer :)

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  28. One of my favourites! Cant believe that leaf could balance there with all the snow on it!

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  29. Wow, you really have an eye for finding the most ordinary things and making them beautiful!

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  30. Thanks for your lovely post on my blog... AND, this is a beautiful picture! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  31. This looks oh so fragile and oh so beautiful.

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  32. What a great macro! One of my favorites for the week, definitely!

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  33. Wow, I could almost pick out the little ice crystals... so cool!

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  34. So pretty it's beyond words! What a wonderful capture.

    Lisa

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  35. Looks like you did a great job capturing the snow! It looks so pretty! But, I still don't like the cold :-)

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  36. Beautiful image, great dof and tones, lovely.

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  37. snow!! so pretty but oh so messy, lol

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  38. what a great shot! I wish I had snow to photograph but we're heading full steam into summer here, lol!

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  39. This is so gorgeous!! It's been raining now for over 20 hours and all the snow is gone!

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  40. So simple, yet so gorgeous! I love this image!

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