I would like to see a more experienced take on these modes. Normally I shoot manual mode the main issue is often when I shoot my landscape shots the nature does not play nice and I get extreme dynamic range.
On one particular day it was so extreme I tried to manually bracket for exposure blending later and it was a total catastrophe. I am sure the shots are salvageable but I have been avoiding editing them so far.
On my last outing things were much better with some overcast. I chose to shoot at iso 100 in shutter priority and let the camera adjust the Aperture based off a ± 1 EV bracket.
My thought process was not hdr stacking but instead just in case I needed to exposure blend. Since there is a lot of moving water throu the falls and Creek I wanted to keep the water texture consistent and due to longer exposure s of around 1/6 - 1/15 of a second the Aperture stays nice and tight hovering around f8 throughout the bracket.
I am not sure I made the right choice but the photographs seem solid at first glance.
What is your guy’s take on these modes and when to use them?