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Zuiko
3rd June 2013, 07:49 PM
Whilst shooting Morris Dancers last Saturday I somehow managed to accidentaly move the mode dial on my E-M5 from Aperture Priority to Manual. Luckily I had Auto ISO set, so the camera did retain a certain amount of automatic exposure control and it did a pretty good job in most cases. However, the brightness of this shot meant that it was overexposed because the camera couldn't select lower tha ISO 200. I thought the shot was ruined, but when I processed the raw file I found that decreasing the exposure by 1.5 stops, then using the Recovery slider, pulled out enough detail from the highlights for it to be saved. Had I been shooting on transparency film it would have been destined for the bin. The wonders of Digital!


Unedited OOC JPEG, resized only

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/THAXTED_MORRIS_2013_223_unedited_jpeg.jpg


Processed raw file

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/THAXTED_MORRIS_2013_223_e_r_s.jpg

brian1208
3rd June 2013, 08:31 PM
Its easily done and nice to know we can recover from it :)

A fun image to, one good reason for Morris Dancing *chr

Greytop
3rd June 2013, 08:35 PM
I couldn't agree more John, I know on many occasions the OM-D has saved a shot for me with it's generous highlight headroom.
It's amazing the information retained in RAW files when I push the highlight slider in CaptureOne :)

Imageryone
3rd June 2013, 10:40 PM
Nice to know, John, certainly a major advantage.

David Morison
4th June 2013, 05:47 AM
Yes I find it surprising just how much highlight detail can be found in PP, this was a slightly overexposed shot with little highlight detail. LR4.4 sorted it easily.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P6027670.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/61193)

E-M5 plus M.Zuiko 75-300mm

David

Alpha1
4th June 2013, 07:42 AM
Good post Zuiko! Yes I have also discovered the highlight tolerance very useful when I have 'cocked up" the exposure on my OM-D's. It justifies me having duplicate images as I always set them up to record both jpeg+raw images. :)

Ian
4th June 2013, 08:50 AM
And of course, mentioned several times, as long as you don't blow any highlights, modest over exposure and then recovering the highlights can mean less noise and better shadow detail - this is called exposing to the right, with the exposure histogram more biased to the right than the left.

Ian

bitingmidge
4th June 2013, 12:21 PM
And of course, mentioned several times, as long as you don't blow any highlights, modest over exposure and then recovering the highlights can mean less noise and better shadow detail - this is called exposing to the right, with the exposure histogram more biased to the right than the left.


I have just been mucking around with some fairly modest surfing shots taken over Easter - just seeing if the new 75-300 worked. In colour they seemed to lack any depth - just a mass of sun-drenched blue, ;) but after playing in B&W I and have been amazed at how much tonal detail there is under all that colour! Given that these are cropped from max zoom and hand held, I'm amazed at how steady my hands are too! :D (Thanks IBIS! *chr )

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/8947607224_c42b1a34db_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitingmidge/8947607224/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5331/8947608802_2506920a0d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitingmidge/8947608802/)

Now I suppose I'll have to "colourize" them!

Cheers,

P

Greytop
4th June 2013, 01:05 PM
Good post Zuiko! Yes I have also discovered the highlight tolerance very useful when I have 'cocked up" the exposure on my OM-D's. It justifies me having duplicate images as I always set them up to record both jpeg+raw images. :)

I do the very same *chr

bitingmidge
4th June 2013, 01:14 PM
Good post Zuiko! Yes I have also discovered the highlight tolerance very useful when I have 'cocked up" the exposure on my OM-D's. It justifies me having duplicate images as I always set them up to record both jpeg+raw images. :)

What is the advantage of having both? I found that doing that was a great way of filling up hard drives and making filing a nightmare.

Now just RAW for me, and a quick "tickle" in Aperture on the way through.

I'm happy to be persuaded otherwise though.

Cheers,

Peter

Zuiko
4th June 2013, 01:19 PM
I have just been mucking around with some fairly modest surfing shots taken over Easter - just seeing if the new 75-300 worked. In colour they seemed to lack any depth - just a mass of sun-drenched blue, ;) but after playing in B&W I and have been amazed at how much tonal detail there is under all that colour! Given that these are cropped from max zoom and hand held, I'm amazed at how steady my hands are too! :D (Thanks IBIS! *chr )

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7366/8947607224_c42b1a34db_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitingmidge/8947607224/)

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5331/8947608802_2506920a0d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitingmidge/8947608802/)

Now I suppose I'll have to "colourize" them!


Cheers,

P


Great shots, they work surprisingly well in B&W. I'd love to see the colour versions to see what you started with. :)

bitingmidge
4th June 2013, 01:37 PM
Great shots, they work surprisingly well in B&W. I'd love to see the colour versions to see what you started with. :)
Thanks,

I was quite surprised too. I am slowly learning that there's an awful lot of data in each capture, it's just a question of leaning how to access it.

Here they are - poorly colour balanced to get rid of the "blue" of which I spoke! As you can see shooting into the light, with no assistance form me the camera did wonders.

I am sure that someone cleverer than I could work some magic with them -

Cheers,

Peter

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3720/8948555614_eec474f042_z.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitingmidge/8948555614/)


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2864/8947931545_d4e7ea3db0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitingmidge/8947931545/)

Zuiko
4th June 2013, 04:40 PM
Thanks,

I was quite surprised too. I am slowly learning that there's an awful lot of data in each capture, it's just a question of leaning how to access it.

Here they are - poorly colour balanced to get rid of the "blue" of which I spoke! As you can see shooting into the light, with no assistance form me the camera did wonders.

I am sure that someone cleverer than I could work some magic with them -

Cheers,

Peter

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3720/8948555614_eec474f042_z.jpg
(http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitingmidge/8948555614/)


http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2864/8947931545_d4e7ea3db0_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/bitingmidge/8947931545/)

Thanks Peter, colour is how this sort of image would normally be presented, but in B&W they do seem to gain a greater sense of power and I think they work really well.:)

pdk42
17th June 2013, 10:05 PM
Seems you've discovered ISO 80!