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Weekly challenge – ‘exposure’

Welcome back to my 52 week photo challenge, where each prompt is designed to help you build your photographic skills.

This week we are exploring ‘exposure’. When I refer to exposure, I think about having an image that is well balanced in light but also captures important detail. However, sometimes, over or under exposing a photo adds drama or other visual interest.  Here are a couple of examples:

This first example, in my opinion only, of a balanced exposure. You see the focus of the photo, the mailboxes deep in the snow; you see details in the piled up snow and the fact that it is snowing. I find it difficult to get proper exposure in the winter with all the snow. It really plays havoc with your ‘white balance’.


In my second example, however, I intentionally over-exposed the photo, to get rid of distractions in the background. Now you only see the bare trees and the white landscape. It also has a ‘dreamy’ feel.


In this last example, I have intentionally under-exposed the photo. This was done in post production. I felt it put more focus on the delicate beauty of the irises.


Thank you for visiting. Until next time, Connie 🙂


I am living my dream life in the country! I love photography, travelling, cooking, baking and I even try my hand at quilting.

5 thoughts on “Weekly challenge – ‘exposure’

  1. Connie, I really like how your blog format is evolving. These are wonderful shots (and I am a little jealous that you have all that snow!).

    1. I love my Nikon D5100. I am still learning everything that it can do. You can take photos in Automatic or Programmed modes until you learn your way around all the different manual settings, but do learn the manual settings – it will unleash your creativity.

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