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Old 07-08-2007, 01:02 PM
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How to deal with a white sky (if the sky was really white)???
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Old 07-08-2007, 01:38 PM
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Could you give more details for your question please ?
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Old 07-08-2007, 01:57 PM
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Well, the sky was really white because the sky was overall covered with clouds. The colors of the rest of the photo (landscape) aren΄t that bad - but the color of the sky is just whitish and - in my opinion - distracting.
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Old 07-08-2007, 02:14 PM
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It's possible to make a Workshop like my last one I have done to day.

You can see it by using that link.
The picture looks natural.
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http://fr.trekearth.com/workshops/686246/photo105765.htm
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Old 07-08-2007, 03:44 PM
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I would suggest investing in a graduated neutral density filter. The bottom 1/2 of the filter is normal allowing you proper exposure for the gound etc. The top 1/2 gradually becomes ND which tones down the brightness of the sky and brings out more detail. They're available from companies such as Cokin and Lee.

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Old 07-09-2007, 01:37 AM
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With a dSLR the best option is to use HDR. You shoot a set of bracketed exposures (-2 0 +2 from metered), and then merge them in something like Photomatix.

I used that technique to create these two shots:
Torquay
Stonehenge
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:06 AM
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Unfortunately, it doesn't look natural to me. The blue sky doesn't seem to fit the haze near the earth - which is also the cause of the "white" sky. I like the original better!
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Old 07-10-2007, 08:09 AM
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If it's really white? Then that's the way it is - you don't "deal" with it!

The only approach I'd consider would be to de-emphasize it by choosing a different composition.

But you may want to have a look through my little "White skies" theme. :) A white sky can actually tell a story.
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Old 07-10-2007, 10:07 AM
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I'd have to agree with Marjolein ! I always worried about white skies but since I am in Shanghai, and there is nothing but white sky all the time, I had to "deal" with it by making it a wholesome part of the composition, of the shot.

Like in thispicture taken at the "famous" Shanghai Bund.

And in any case, the sky, however it is, is a part of the "reality" of the moment :D
All the best,
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Old 07-11-2007, 05:18 PM
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Julia,

That's an excellent example. Critique added, and added to the "White skies" theme!
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