Cows - canon 20d w/17-40

Two shots combined on layers, one exposed for the sky, one for the foreground.

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  • neil

    Hi there, nice shot! I used to use this technique often, of course prior to digital i used a grad filter now it's much easier. In fact since shooting RAW i don't generally need to bother with the 2nd exposure as i find there is so much latitude in the RAW processing that i can forget that.

    Best wishes Neil


  • sinnick

    You certainly can't tell it was two shots ;). Looks perfectly exposed.


  • bryan

    That's an effective technique. The green in the forground and the horizon create a nice contrast. I'll have to try that.


  • Kari Gignac

    Yeah- nice shot! I've been trying to figure out a way to layer up two shots for an even exposure. How did you do it?


  • Doug

    I love a good livestock picture. I like the dual exposure keeping the sky richly colored without losing the detail in the foreground.


  • mizuno

    very nice picture ...i like this sky.


  • Jose Zakany

    Great Shot. I like your technique and composition. You can do a similar effect with the raw file and make two versions of the same shot with one raw image. However the result is not as good as if you get to perfectly exposed shots like you did. With moving subjects sometimes you do not have the luxury?


  • Craig

    Excellent shot! Love this type of animal/countryside shot.


  • Kris [PiXistenZ]

    wow, great shot!! love the atmosphere!


  • Joe Lencioni

    Good shot. I like hearing about your technique with blending the layers... I never think of that stuff when I'm shooting for some reason. Keep up the great work, Miles.


  • Robert

    Good job on the processing; looks like a good representation of what the eye might actually see.


  • [t e r r o r k i t t e n]

    I like the effect very much Miles.....slightly surreal but that's a compliment. Phil


  • Susan

    Your photos are awesome. Where did you attend photography school? I am contemplating entering the "wonderful world of photography"!