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Walk in Winter

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Pentax K-r 1/2000 @ f/5.6 iso200 260mm

This is another of my favorite images from the pictures I’ve taken.

I went for a walk just after a heavy snow fall with my Pentax K-r. Unfortunately I didn’t realise at the time that the auto exposure modes of cameras will assume that a scene will equate to 17% grey and are therefore fooled by the all white of a snowy view. For that reason the pictures I took that day were all under exposed by about 2 stops and had to be rescued in Lightroom afterwards.

Despite that, I still like this image and if nothing else I’ve learnt not to always trust the aperture priority mode on the camera. I don carry a set of white, black and grey card with me for manual exposure and white balance use.

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I’m a software developer by profession but I’ve been taking pictures since I was about 8 years old. In that time I’ve owned cameras of all types and sizes from 120 roll film thro’ 35mm to my current Pentax K-5, Ricoh GXR + P10/S10/A12 28mm/A12 50mm, Canon S95 and recently acquired Sony NEX 6.

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