Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Of Light and Sky (POTD January 4)

Controlling the way your camera exposes for light is one of the most interesting aspects of photography. Unlike the human eye a camera can only capture light based on a single fraction, the human brain dynamically adjusts the eye so that the light of the entire field of view is somewhat even. To the necked eye this scene was different, but thanks to the way modern cameras function I was able to expose purely for the light that I chose. In this case I decided to expose for the light in the sky, which thanks to the cloud bank was much brighter than the landscape.