posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 06:40 AM
I'm a photographer so can comment on the sky...
If you expose for a scene like this and wish to get nice exposure and detail in the landscape you have to expose for the darker parts of the images as
these are what you want to see detail in... i.e. the rocks etc.
When you do that the image over exposes the lighter parts which in this case it's the sky... this causes it to 'blow out' and become totally
I'm struggling to come up with an example but these one should show what I mean reasonably well. It's a photo I took of my wife at a wedding (she
was a bridesmaid). Now I set my exposure for the background so it would be lit properly, but then under exposed slightly hoping to keep some of the
detail in the sky (i.e. blue sky and clouds etc)... then added a little flash to boost the light on her. I didn't quite get it right and as you'll
see the sky is almost completely white, despite it being a lovely day with lots of blue sky and clouds:
If I'd just exposed correctly for the sky, all the background, my wife etc would have been really dark and under exposed based on the fact that the
sky is WAY brighter than the rest of the image.
It's a constant headache for photographers believe me!
So no real issue with this pic IMO... if I can't get it right then a little unmanned rover on Mars aint going to be able to!
Hope that all makes sense