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Field of Light_Light Installation by Bruce Munro @ Longwood Gardens | by MDunckley
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Field of Light_Light Installation by Bruce Munro @ Longwood Gardens

This past weekend we went to see the exhibit "Light" at Longwood Gardens, which featured installations created by Bruce Munro. We had a fantastic time walking around the gardens after the usual closing times. The weather was perfect and even though it was crowded, everybody seemed to be enjoying the atmosphere.

 

If you saw my previous posts from last weekend, you will know that I had to use Adobe Camera Raw to process my NEF files instead of my usual Capture NX2 because of a glitch with the Auto-Distortion feature on my D7000 and the version of NX2 I had installed. At first all I did with Camera Raw was some basic RAW edits and save them as TIFF's to be used in NX2. But today I decided I may as well dig a bit deeper and see what it could actually do. Well it certainly proved itself with this shot. The photo straight out of camera was very dark with barely any detail in the trees. But with a few tweaks to the Exposure & Fill light settings I was able to pull out a lot more details. I probably could of done the same thing with NX2 but the one major difference between the two is that with Camera Raw you can selectively brush in the Exposure Compensation. That really helped with this image. I now know that if I really need to save an image that I can count on Camera Raw as a backup to NX2.

 

As with the other shots taken that night, I used a small 1ft travel tripod and triggered the long exposures with my wireless remote. This particular shot was taken on the main path with hundreds of people walking by me, luckily my Mum ran a screen for me and stopped people from bumping into me.

 

Nikon D7000_Nikon 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR_ISO400_f/8.0_30secs

 

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Taken on September 15, 2012