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January 21, 2013
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10.2 MB


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Camera Data

Canon EOS 500D
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 16, 2013, 4:23:33 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Sensor Size
The Road to Exton by BadgerJames The Road to Exton by BadgerJames
So I was meant to be driving to pick someone up... But I couldn't drive down this road and not take a photograph. Though cars didn't seem to appreciate me standing in the middle of the road.
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CatCalledTinelly Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
BadgerJames Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :D
bohako Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Ido that same thing. It's stop the car and get the picture, or crash trying to get the picture. I like this picture, especially the contrast between the smooth black road and the ragged white sky, with the trees intricate and almost feathery, and shading from dark to light.
BadgerJames Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks again. I played around with the photo in RAW to try and get the contrast as nice as possible without it looking over worked. Again I am really pleased with this one.
bohako Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
You should be - it came out well. I haven't learned to modify my pictures at all - they are all just as they are captured on the camera.
BadgerJames Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Do you have a DSLR? Change the photo settings from Jpeg to RAW. RAW files are amazing. When you take a Jpeg the photo is compressed so it is more space efficient but you loose a lot of information. RAW is uncompressed and with all that extra info you can play around with the files a lot more in Photoshop or which ever editor you use. Most of the editing in these photos was done in photoshops RAW editor. I only tweaked the Curves in photoshop itself.
bohako Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Thank you for the info! I do indeed have a DSLR, which I got last month for my birthday (she said, reaching for the instruction manual that has really tiny pages and printing).
BadgerJames Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Ah cool. What did you get?
I'm not one for instruction manuals but I did go though my one. Another good place to learn things about how to take photos is YouTube. There are a lot of people that put up videos of how they work and it is a good place to pick up tips. I used you tube to check if there was anything to remember when I was out taking the photos in the snow.
bohako Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I got a Nikon 1. Our Internet connection out here is tenuous and slow, so we don't use YouTube much. It's kinda stone-age out here, tech-wise: I'm on an island halfway up the Aleutian Chain in Alaska. BUT - I will check out YouTube next time I am in the Lower 48 (what we Outside call the contiguous states of the US).
BadgerJames Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Our internet can be pretty bad at times and I live in the middle of England.
There must be some pretty good spots to take some photos out there?
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