Next morning was bright and sunny and during an early morning walk round my garden with my camera I was reminded of an article I had just read in my Digital Camera magazine on shooting into the light, which followed on nicely from the exercise I had just done on measuring exposure. I didn’t take time to set these pictures up properly, the main thing I was interested in was the impact the lighting would have on the expose and the sun was already starting to rise in the sky. For the first set of pictures with the leaves, I had thought that by shooting into the sun, the camera would be confused into thinking the scene was brighter than it was, compensate accordingly and the images would come out under-exposed. In fact it was slightly the opposite and to get the best replication of the colours of the leaves, I had to compensate by .67 stop although the image with no exposure compensation is quite acceptable.
In the second set, even though I adjusted the exposure compensation from +2 stops to -.67, all are still severely over-exposed and I needed to under-expose by a lot more in order to get an acceptable picture.
There are lots of other issues with these pictures such as the lens flare but we are advised not to through anything away, so I didn’t but took another set anyway.