A&P What helps shots taken on bright days look less washed out/dull?

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  1. 1.8

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    Here is a random example of a picture taken on a bright day with my rebel XT. What can make pictures taken during this time of day look less crappy?

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    lil fill flash on the front? lil less opa pizza and les schwab tires signs in the back ground?
     
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    I don't have a flash. But let's say the pic was farther away and one couldn't use a flash?
     
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    Some of the books I've read even the pro's say its difficult to shoot when the sun is directly above :hs:
     
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    Hmm sounds like my autocross pics will always suck :o:mamoru: IF a pro has a hard time it's hopeless for me :hs:
     
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    check out "understanding exposure" by bryan peterson I thought it was pretty good for a beginner like myself :o there was a bunch of tips about shooting in all kinds of situations
     
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    Here's a pic I took the other day, it was similarly bright outside with the sun overhead but I used a filter in photoshop. I don't think that works for the cars though...

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    Try a polarizer maybe?
     
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    Stop down.
     
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    Also looks like the shutter speed is a bit too slow
     
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    heres some pics i took last year at the srt track event

    Id show the exif's for them but they are huge

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  12. circular polarizer
     
  13. viper with the cones flying = :coold:
     
  14. dano

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    That white Viper owns all. :bowdown:
     
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    i got a series of photos when he did that :cool:
     
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    Wheel blur? Where's the motion? Are those cars parked?
     
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    Can I see the exif for the viper/cone one? Also what lens did you use?
     
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    the cars are in motion, i think most of them are at 1/2000 shutter speed
     
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    EXIF Version: 0220
    Make: NIKON CORPORATION
    Model: NIKON D50
    MakerNote Size: 5760
    MakerNote Offset: 924
    Color Space: Uncalibrated
    Pixel Columns: 1024
    Pixel Rows: 681
    Component Configuration: 1230
    YCbCr Positioning: Centered
    User Comment:
    Date Time: 2006:03:24 22:16:33
    Subsec Time: 50
    Date Time Original: 2006:03:24 13:48:22
    Subsec Time Original: 50
    Date Time Digitized: 2006:03:24 13:48:22
    Subsec Time Digitized: 50
    Exposure Time: 1/500.00
    Exposure Bias: 0.00
    Max Aperture: f/4.00
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Light Source: Unidentified (0)
    Flash Fired: No
    Flash Mode: Unknown
    Flash Return: No strobe return detection function
    Flash Function: Flash present
    Flash Red-eye: No red-eye function
    Focal Length (mm): 95.00
    F Number: 5.60
    Exposure Program: Unidentified
    Sensing Method: One chip color area
    File Source: DSC
    Scene Type: 1
    CFA Pattern Size: 8
    Orientation: Upper Left (1)
    X Resolution: 300.00
    Y Resolution: 300.00
    Resolution Units: Inch
    Software: PictureProject 1.5 W
    Custom Rendered: Normal process
    Exposure Mode: Auto
    White Balance: Auto
    Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00
    Focal Length 35mm: 142
    Scene Capture Type: Standard
    Gain Control: None
    Contrast: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpness: Normal
    Subject Distance Range: Unknown
    InteropIndex: R98


    The lens was a 70-300 ED Nikkor lens
     
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    Guess you didn't get the sarcasm. If you slow the shutter down, You'll be able to get wheel blur, which would, IMO, add to the picture.
     
  23. 1.8

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    Interesting. How come the background is in such good focus when you used f 5.6? I think I'll try my 70-300 lens for the next race rather than my 18-55.
     
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    You also had a slow shutter speed, which makes the background appear out of focus. It's not as "crisp" at that slow of a speed.
     
  25. 1.8

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    So you mean it'll be sharper just because there isn't motion blur, even though with a tripod the background should be more clear with a higher aperature setting?
     

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