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Oct 14, 2011 20:36:25   #
SladeCalhoun Loc: Oxford, MA
 
With coming on strong in New England it's a great time for taking pictures.
Can anyone give me some tips for being able to capture the colors of the leaves while still keeping the sky blue? I was happy with the one below, but there were many shots that went straight to the recycle bin - either the leaves looked great but the sky was white or the sky looked great but the leaves looked black.



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Oct 14, 2011 20:58:04   #
Pics-Tale
 
SladeCalhoun wrote:

to capture the colors of the leaves while still keeping the sky blue?


circular polarizer filter :thumbup:

ok brand "Hoya"
Very good brand "Heliopan" $$$

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Oct 15, 2011 01:44:53   #
PapaJon Loc: Oregon Coast
 
I set my camera 2/3 under exposed and it works for me.

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Oct 15, 2011 02:37:19   #
lizardworks Loc: Western Slope of Colorado
 
Circular polarizer or graduated neutral density filters will help.

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Oct 15, 2011 03:18:02   #
bigfootmm
 
This not a picture of trees but of sky and its reflection. Get a lot closer to the trees if you want them to show you color and not not be overwhelmed by a bright sky.

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Oct 15, 2011 03:21:03   #
SQUIRL033 Loc: Chehalis, WA
 
a grad ND rotated about 30 degrees to the right would have darkened the sky in this shot, but wouldn't have done much for the tree color.

here's the shot after a quick tweak using Photoshop 'highlights/shadows' adjustment...



and here's the same image after a pass through ReDynaMix...
and here's the same image after a pass through ReD...

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Oct 16, 2011 22:41:58   #
photosbysexton Loc: Knoxville, TN
 
SQUIRL033 wrote:
a grad ND rotated about 30 degrees to the right would have darkened the sky in this shot, but wouldn't have done much for the tree color.

here's the shot after a quick tweak using Photoshop 'highlights/shadows' adjustment...



The original looks better than either of these two.

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Oct 17, 2011 09:36:57   #
SladeCalhoun Loc: Oxford, MA
 
Thanks everyone!

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