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    Carolyn Cogan

    First I tried taking shots after a snow storm – I couldn’t get a wide tonal range. One morning Jerry (hubby) and I were heading to Flagstaff and he suggested I look at the tree stump and that worked better than my other photos.

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    Duncan Rawlinson

    Hi Carolyn,

    Thanks for submitting your assignment.

    Given the nature of the assignment was to shoot a photography with a wide tonal range and an uneven tonal balance slanted towards the black end, you’ve done really really well here.

    Here is the EXIF data for this photo:

    Date Time Original: 2013:11:30 07:06:57
    Exposure Time: 1/40
    F Number: f / 6.30
    Exposure Program: Manual
    ISO Speed Ratings: 2500
    Metering Mode: Pattern
    Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
    Focal Length: 50mm
    White Balance: Auto white balance
    Model: NIKON D7000
    LensInfo: 180/10 1050/10 35/10 56/10
    LensModel: 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
    Lens: 18.0-105.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
    Exif Version:
    Color Space: 65535
    Pixel X Dimension: 1024
    Pixel Y Dimension: 768
    Date Time Digitized: 2013:11:30 07:06:57
    Subsec Time Original: 2
    Subsec Time Digitized: 20
    Shutter Speed Value: 5.32
    Aperture Value: 5.31
    Max Aperture Value: 4.60
    Light Source: Unknown
    Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
    File Source: DSC
    Scene Type: Directly photographed
    CFA Pattern: 914
    Custom Rendered: Normal process
    Exposure Mode: 1
    Digital Zoom Ration: 1
    Focal Length In 35mm Film: 75mm
    Scene Capture Type: Standard
    Gain Control: High gain up
    Contrast: Normal
    Saturation: Normal
    Sharpness: Normal
    Subject Distance Range: Unknown
    Image Width: 1024px
    Image Height: 768px
    ExifIFDPointer: 344
    BitsPerSample: 3
    PhotometricInterpretation: 2
    Orientation: 1
    SamplesPerPixel: 3
    X Resolution: 240
    Y Resolution: 240
    Resolution Unit: 2
    Date Time: 2013:12:15 09:22:25
    Software: Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
    Artist: Carolyn Cogan
    Copyright: ©Cogan & Cogan Inc
    DateCreated: 2013-11-30T07:06:57.002-07:00

    My only concern with this image is your use of high ISO. You should have a tripod around somewhere that you can use?

    For something that doesn’t move like this you can generally use a tripod or use something else to stabilize your camera if you don’t have much natural light to work with. Or use some external light source.

    The tonal range is great though and that’s what this assignment is all about. So job well done. I challenge you to work on this a little more and even resubmit more images here if you want though because this is a hard thing to learn. So keep practicing!

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