Why water photos dark?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Lee Morris, Dec 27, 2005.

  1. Lee Morris

    Lee Morris Guest

    I have a Nikon D70 with the kit lens.

    When I take shots of the ocean from elevation, they are always
    under-exposed even though lighting conditions are normal. This is
    regardless of the metering mode used. Is there a reason for this?

    BTW the camera also has difficulty focussing on scenes where water
    dominates the frame.

    I did not have these problems with my Olympus C-5050.

    Thank you,

    Lee Morris, Dec 27, 2005
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  2. Lee Morris

    pboch Guest

    Change your DOF./Use a CPL filter...Your most likely metering reflections...

    Spring in 2 weeks! more or less...
    pboch, Dec 27, 2005
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    Jasen Guest

    use a circular polarising filter and/or do a spot metering on an equally lit
    neutral subject such as grass, before pointing at the ocean and clicking.
    You have been metering the reflections off the water possibly.
    Jasen, Dec 28, 2005
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