Smoky Morning

December 8, 2009

The Red Fort's wall and domes faintly visible from a distance. - Delhi, India - Daily Travel Photos
The Red Fort's wall and domes faintly visible from a distance. - Delhi, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Delhi, India)
f/5.6 || 1/800s || @200mm || ISO200 || Canon 5D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Embed Code

The Red Fort's south wall pictured from a distance.

Mouse over the image to view the original photo at capture. I show this image more as an exercise in salvaging a hazy washed out capture into something remotely usable. The lesson here is: when shooting in raw, the importance of pushing your histogram towards highlights no matter what the preview on the back of the camera shows. Exponential amounts of information is captured when biasing the histogram towards the right (highlights) versus the middle (mid-tones) or shadows (shadows). However, the preview image on the back of a camera may show a more pleasing image when the histogram is biased towards shadows or mid-tones. Don't mind the preview image. When shooting in RAW, one should almost always bias towards the right.

Mouse over the image for an alternate post-processed version (Flash Required).

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