Last night I was contacted by my tutor, Mr Taylor, he was unable to find a number of my exercises on my blog. When I had a look they were missing. I can tell you I had a frantic couple of hours getting them back. WordPress showed them as published but they could not be seen. Well the good news is I got them back by re-publishing them.
In other news I have been told that I need to have another operation, I hope all goes well it will mean a bit of time off work, which means I can keep up with my studies!
For this next exercise I was asked to take two images of a landscape setting with a third of the image taken up by the sky. I would then have two images of the same scene with different exposure settings, one for the sky and one for the land.
In effect I would have two images, later merged together to make one better image. The important point is that both images were taken at the same time, just the camera settings are different.
Here are my images , taken on a grey day on the south coast over looking Seaford in Sussex. (Spot metering used)
And now the images together . I used photoshop elements to merge the images together.
The course notes suggested having a clean horizon line, which I had with the sea and the flat landscape. Mixing the two images together was not easy, especially using a mouse. I later used a friends Bamboo Pen and touch track pad, which was a lot easier.
This was the first time that I had tried to put two images together. Looking at the various videos on You Tube, they make it look easy, well its not!.
The merge tool helped me a great deal in hiding the join between the two images.