Mike Moats

Macro photographers very rarely run into HDR (High Dynamic Range) situations, as the landscapes and wildlife photographers do. About the only time I have to deal with HDR is when I’m shooting dark subjects and white snow, or shooting white flowers with dark subjects. So two days ago we had some nice weather and I ventured out into the swamps and found some lingering patches of snow. There were leaves in the snow, and I found this nice group of three Beech leaves still attached to the stem, and nicely compose in the snow. Typically my camera meter will try to underexpose the image due to the large amount of white snow, and the snow will come out gray rather then white. I could manually over expose the image to bring the white back, but then the leaves become over exposed. So I shot it at the camera’s recommended metering…

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