Snow

Technical: iPhone

In fairness, I took the liberty to sneak in a couple that cousin Amy took on her recent trip. Several feet of new fallen snow are seen here. I’m jealous – about not being on the slope. Anyway, snow exposure is tricky. The iPhone is certainly challenged too. Snow is bright white. Setting your exposure automatically will get the subject in good exposure while overexposing the snow to a white patch without texture or substance. Point and shoots have a snow scene setting. Mostly you have to go manual and adjust your exposure to compensate for the bright snow. Having said this, the dynamic range of the scene is usually too much for the sensor and everything is a compromise. Here is an example of overblown snow highlights. No, it’s not Amy. It’s the limitation of the equipment.

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