For this backlighting shot, I use the Center-Weighted Average metering mode to mainly expose shadows (the building), get more detail and quality on this critical areas, while the over-exposure on the sky will be easily handheld thanks to the great highlights (“to the right”) sensibility of the sensor. Another view

North Sydney

Back from half a day in Manly. The boat is going straight to Sydney, full West and I take this picture. Note the strange effect on the water surface caused by this little speedy boy (see below) — arf! —. I took the picture exposed on the right which means I under-expose it on post-prod. I also […]

I took this photo using the same technic as , but five minutes before. I post-adjusted the picture to logically reveal highlights details — like in the sky — and enhanced the color complementarity, less visible on the original because of the voluntary over-exposure.

What a chance to be there for this sunset in Sydney! Considering the high quantity of dark elements on the frame, I choose to expose at right. As you can notice if you do the comparison (see on the picture above), the non-adjusted version is clearly over-exposed. In fact, — as I explain it on quite […]

This was a very nice moment, just after some rain, the light was coming out again giving us beautiful reflexions and feelings. Anyway, I've to admit this picture have been a pain to post-process because of a so important contrast between highlights and shadows! Take a look to the non-processed one to get an idea…

Here's the Sydney Opera House. Ok, it's a very common angle shot, but you know what? it's not easy to find a terrific spot and organize everything when you only have one end of afternoon and no more light at 6pm! Meanwhile, I've tried to make my picture more interesting than common ones by choosing […]

It happens some times, but I don't have posted such a kind of adjustment for some time now, so here it is. I chosen for this one a process to warmer and enhance the dramatic feeling way much than the original picture. Well, we have to admit this Bourget 2011 edition was not the best […]

This picture is not so sharp, but I decided to save it from the trash because of the aesthetic of reflections. About adjustments, it's simple, I sightly reinforce blacks and enhanced the afterburner effect; I've also removed a bird in front of the aircraft, not enough visible and interesting to be kept.

A 3 minutes long shot, taken few instants before the “Kölner Lichter Musical Fireworks”. A lots of illuminated boats comes slowly along the Rhine, where thousands of people are waiting for the show. On the non-processed picture, the sky as entirely dull and brown, so I adjusted it the way you can see above to […]

This picture is probably my favorite from all my Bourget Airshow 2011 shots. With such a size and some low level pass, it just takes the light in an amazing way. This photo haven't been cropped and I've chosen deliberately to shot heavily zoomed (400mm — equiv. 640mm on the 7D). In fact, things was […]