Friday, March 14, 2014

Signs Aglow

Shooting neon is not exactly simple.  The brightness of the neon lets itself to an underexposure to read clearly in photographic form, but at night, everything else is in darkness and should be overexposed.  The key is finding the right balance, and in the shot below, I would not have been able to recover sufficient ambient lighting on the brick walls and the rocks of Ornament Valley beyond, if I hadn't shot in RAW.  With much more depth and graphical information retained compare to a simple JPEG, RAW photos allow more manipulation and uncovering of photographic data not initially seen.  But this helps bring about a more realistic composition that matches the lighting of real life.  I like how this turned out, and I hope you do too!

Cars Land is aglow with lovely neon signage at night!

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