~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #224: Exposure ~

Sophia takes us back to the basic elements of photography with this week’s challenge exploring the difference underexposure and overexposure make in our finished photographs. In the cloudy Pacific Northwest, quite often I find my shots are dark and moody, so a bit more light and color can add to their appeal. Below, the Red-necked Phalarope is lost in the cloudy reflection on the pond. By boosting the light and adding a touch of color, the bird pops out and the scene still keeps its drama.

On the other hand, sometimes the dark skies add to the mood, as in this photo of a beach fort. Although the addition of light makes the features of the fort more visible, it detracts from the whole setting.

Sometimes I’m amazed at how different two photos (below) taken with the same exposure and only 1 minute time between and just a few feet apart end up being.

To finish off, here is a series of Max and Daisy exposing themselves to my Biolight. In addition to mood-altering light, the box emits radiant warmth. The original shots were all overexposed (no kidding?!) and reducing the light made the finished photo more clear. The one of Max is a before and after, the others are with light reduced, as Daisy moves in to share the joy!

As you find your perfect exposure, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

Thanks to Sophie for another plunge into the helpful techniques of photography.

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7 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #224: Exposure ~

  1. Sofia Alves says:

    Lovely examples, Lindy. The beach fort is so interesting and beautiful, I’m struggling to pick between them. I think I like them both!

  2. Amy says:

    Thank you for showing us the difference, Lindy! These are wonderful examples.

  3. Leya says:

    Love your examples – and your sweeties are excellent models!

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