A Shot A Day – 2016 (01/16/2016)

by | Jan 16, 2016 | A Shot A Day 2016 |

“Flavored Red”

A walk through the North Market, on a busy Saturday, is a visual smorgasbord. The people, the bustle, the food and the retail displays offer color, texture and shapes galore. Even something as simple as this soda display takes on a different characteristic in the way that it is being marketed. Fun place to hang out and snap away.

A Shot A Day - 2016(B) (016A of 365)-(16-01)

A Shot A Day – 2016(B) (016A of 365)-(16-01)

Sony Alpha A7RII, Sony FE 70-200 G OSS

ISO 3200 – 1/125 @ f/4.0 – 200mm

As you can see, in the picture above, the scene offered a number of specular highlights to be concerned with. Overriding the meter reading on the camera, taking out 2/3 of a stop of light, brought those highlights into a manageable portion of the exposure range. There are still some areas on the verge of clipping, but visually and in print well within acceptable limits.

Even though I could have used a wide range of focal distances here, as I could have easily moved closer to the scene itself, I elected to go with the longer focal distance to visually compress the scene. I really wanted the “Dr Browns” sign to feel as close as possible to the product it was referring to.

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