Why Did The Chicken Cross the Road?

Do you take multiple exposures of the same general scene?

I admit I do, although I'm trying to reduce the number of "retakes" in an effort to "get it right the first time".

I normally shoot a frame then check the preview (yes, I "chimp"). But recently I have been focusing on the Histogram, to check my exposure.

I find landscapes to be quite challenging - expose for the sky and the land is too dark. Expose for the land and the sky is blown.
I tend to prefer the first option because I know I can bring out the detail during post processing, using the Fill Light Slider in Lightroom.

When I first shot this general scene, the sky was blown. So I adjusted my exposure and brought the viewfinder back to my eye. Lo and behold - something new wandered into the scene.

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

So I'm glad I messed up the first exposure because the second shot is so much more interesting - you'll just have to believe me because I deleted the first shot.

And why did the chicken cross the road?

To meet up with the rest of his family!
Fly the Coop

Linked up to This or That Thursday, hosted by Deb Duty.

carol l mckenna  – (October 27, 2011 at 8:02 AM)  

Oooooooooh ~ So creative and such great shots! Wow! ~thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) linked w/This or That ^_^

deb duty  – (October 27, 2011 at 12:24 PM)  

I have the same trouble with those blown out skies. You really nailed it here. What a great photo and beautiful scene! And I love the bonus of the chicken.

tinajo  – (October 28, 2011 at 3:14 AM)  

Cute chickens! I find exposure tricky as well, sometimes I REALLY mess up! :-D

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