Wife and I just spent a couple of days in the mountains, in a cabin at a state park on the west side of Pikes Peak. We eat well when we go there; one afternoon, loving wife set up this spread:
Now, I don’t stage things when I photograph, I just take what’s given. Well, this scene just smacked me silly, so I ran for the camera and tripod, set up and shot a few, and then we ate…
I’ve been playing with the highlight-weighted metering mode of the Z6, this capture was exposed using that and +1.0EV, which I’ve found in quite a few cases to put the data right up against saturation. Well, in this case it pushed the dip container and a few other surrounding places into saturation, so now I have to go and consider that in my exposure thinking.
I produced the above with rawproc; the only relevant considerations were to clip white to the smallest channel’s max, and to use a filmic curve to pull up the shadows a bit. Here’s the raw file:
DSZ_4168.NEF (a link to the raw on my server; I’ll replace it with an upload to pixls.us when my bandwidth-hogging granddaughters leave… )
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