We dodged the rain today and headed for the Savill Garden which is part of Windsor Great Park in the UK. I had my new Christmas toy - a D7000 - so I thought I'd post up one of my first attempts. I've a lot to learn with it (so many settings), having come from my old D50. The sky was pretty much featureless and fairly harsh. I had quite a few images over exposed and I have to sort that out but that will come with more familiarity. Derek
#1. "RE: The Savill Garden - first day out with new toy" In response to Reply # 0 Thu 27-Dec-12 02:00 AM by dagoldst
Little Rock, US
A nice composition - well done.
Keep in mind that on the new cameras, the noise floor has dropped immensely - this is where the dynamic range has been gained - you can underexpose quite a bit to maintain highlights and recover a terrific amount of shadow detail that is extremely clean.
I have also found that after switching to LR4 I have pretty much eliminated blown highlights with the exception of only the most extreme DR, (this was with my D200, btw). My D600 is bullet proof in this regard. Your D7k has around 4.5 stops more DR than the D50 and 3.5 more than my old D200 - you should find it really hard to overexpose.
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