Experiments in Exposure

by Jason Page March. 23, 2018 440 views

I was walking through Denver by the ballpark after doing a shoot at the skate park and I saw a shadow. It was a beautiful angle in the harsh midday light. Nice, crisp, and almost a perfect 45 degrees. When I brought the shot into Aftershot (yes, I'm a Corel kid), I started playing with the exposure. I wad amazed by what the camera captured when I severely overoverexposed and underexposed the image. Burnt out details in the shade when underexposed, but beautiful detail in the concrete in the light. When overexposed, the light was so blown out it looked bleached, but the detail in the shade was mesmerizing and a bit haunting. So I chopped the shade out of an overexposed copy and laid it on top of the underexposed copy. I then did a further exposure merge for a HDR effect. I like to call the finished product the Yin and Yang of Exposure.

Overexposed

Overexposed

The Yin and Yang of Exposure

The Yin and Yang of Exposure

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