well, it's just a noirmont but it's the only slipper in bloom right now... and since so far I've only posted on the lurker contest thread, I thought I should post something slipper-ish.
Heather said:It's beautiful. I always enjoy your photographs, Ki.
That's because the camera's meter is reading the dark background as if it were an 18% gray card -- which is the average value of average scenes. As a result, the photo will be overexposed, which is why you have to darken it in Photoshop. Some cameras have settings where you can increase or decrease the exposure. In lieu of that, you could place a gray card behind the flower, take a reading and then remove the gray card before you depress the shutter all the way.MoreWater said:The background is black velvet. Point and shoot camera, no flash. Then I usually have to darken the photo in photoshop.