Photographer's Note

Continuing my Methoni posts this one shows the Bourtzi tower from inside the castle. I gotta admit this castle is endless, and well preserved. The best time for it is early in the morning, or late at night where the lights are on. Avoid noon or afternoon time, at least for photographs. However its a nice place, like a walk in the park.

My friend George labro33 made a similar capture under the daylight, a very attractive one here.
Thanks George, you got me there first, so this Nightshot is dedicated to you my friend.

- Exploring the 450D part II
There are some revolution features many people would like to have in their cameras. However I've learned the value of post processing so, some of those features doesn't seem so great to me.

Auto Lighting Optimizer
Another feature this camera has is the "Auto lighting optimizer"
This one is supposed to correct the exposure on the main subject in order to present it more clearly. That has nothing during the capture, but afterwords where the image is processed quickly through the Digic III Canon processor and the brightness/contrast values are adjusted to it.
Take a look on youtube here.

Highlight Tone Priority:
This feature helps the camera to capture more detail on white areas and in some cases in over exposed ones.
Don't expect miracles though. The bad news is that the ISO value gets to 200 minimum, where might be noisy in some cases like shadows. (at least for 450D).
You may also read this.

About the image:
Like I said, the place is monstrous and creates you the feeling that you want to explore it all bypassing the Night and low light factor.

That day I re entered the castle at 23:00 and left at 1:00 am, I'll tell you all about it in my next artistic post, where photography meets the cameras features and not the Post processing ones.

Testing my new toy, ISO 200 Highlight Tone Priority enabled, in order to keep some info on the overexposed areas (which are minimum here).
f/6.3 (satisfying for my 3 seconds, oh yes it was crowded, I had some short windows on shutter speed and some requests for the people to step beside my scene). Sorryyyy no room for you ;)

18mm or even more are quite satisfying, I remember I cropped a bit on the left side.
Some exposure/saturation/contrast RAW corrections, frame title, jpeg optimizer and here it is.

I respect the people who see my images, I respect your comments on that, so this one here comes with no watermark to enjoy it.

History? umm read my previous post :)

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