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Same Sunrise, different exposures by Stephen Thomas

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For the top photo, with the camera in Av Mode, I just pointed at the sunrise and took the shot. For the bottom photo I first point the camera down at the snow in foreground, then press the exposure lock button, then pointed it at the sunrise and took the shot.

Camera: Canon Rebel XT (DSLR)
Lens: 75-300mm zoom

Top Photo
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 1/2000
F/stop: 7.1

Bottom Photo
ISO: 100
Shutter Speed: 1/60
F/stop: 7.1

Taken February 27th, 2009 at 7:22AM just East of Winnipeg MB.
Other than putting them together on the same frame, the Photos are as is from the camera.


I’ve been a hobby photographer for over 25 years. I was first introduced to photography as part of my grade 11/12 art class and I’ve been in love with it ever since. I enjoy photographing nature, wild life, pets, people, flowers, still life, macro, landscapes, cityscapes and weddings,

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  • orpheusine
    orpheusinealmost 6 years ago

    wow, i like both, but i think i like the top one just a little bit more lol…i like the darkness of it, just creates a whole different mood..

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisalmost 6 years ago

    They are both wonderful, hard to believe it is the same scene at the same time!

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonalmost 6 years ago

    Amazing the difference and what you can see. Both are great.

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 6 years ago

    Lovely shot but I think the top one is definitely the best one .

  • izzymary2
    izzymary2almost 6 years ago

    Both lovely Stephen but the top gets my vote

    OZZREBELXTIalmost 6 years ago

    Dont you just love experimenting :)

  • Smudger
    Smudgeralmost 6 years ago

    wonderful work – steve *-))

  • Druidstorm
    Druidstormalmost 6 years ago

    Top one for me! Cheers for the show friend!!!…)o(

  • Patricia Montgomery
    Patricia Montg...almost 6 years ago

    Nice double bracketing shots!

  • joyousmoon
    joyousmoonalmost 6 years ago

    Nice comparison…like the top one a little better though. More dynamic.

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