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Learn By Doing – Meter using dusky blue sky

Assignment #21 – Meter using dusky blue sky

Last week we talked about metering for a mostly green image by going -2/3 on the meter. This week we are giving the Sky Brothers a try! According the Bryan Peterson from his book “Understanding Exposure”  you can take a meter reading from the dusky blue sky, recompose your picture and shoot! “Brother Dusky Blue Sky” is good for shooting city or country scenes at dusk.

I went out tonight at dusk to take some pictures.  For the most part I liked the warm color it brought by metering off the sky. I wish I took a comparison picture to show you what my camera saw if I metered from the scene in front on me. I can tell you that every time I recomposed my shot after metering from the sky my meter said I was wrong. I am sure I had a lot of folks downtown wondering what I was taking a picture of when I aimed for the sky!

This next one I just liked all the lines and color still the same warm color

The building pictures I took I felt came out a bit dark when I exposed for the blue sky.  The light changes so quickly as day comes to a close.  Within just a few minutes the light felt like it changed as did the color blue in the sky. I sure did enjoy myself walking around town at dusk. They always say the light is best in the morning and evening. Boy was the city beautiful tonight with the soft light bouncing around everywhere. No kids tonight just me…. It was very relaxing in deed.

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