...a certain photo of seagulls, that is. So, I'm at the beach, I have my new camera, and after a failed attempt to capture a really good wave splash against a rock groin, I see a group of seagulls gathered at the water's edge. I get fairly close to them and begin to enthusiastically (excitedly, even) snap away, thinking "Man, these are gonna be good". A bit later, I review the photos , and...well, look at it. The sky looks alright, but what happened to everything else? Most of the pictures I took while facing the sun turned out like this, but I was particularly exasperated that this one came out badly, because with those two birds taking flight, it's kind of dramatic. Well, I think it is, anyway:). I asked A. MacArthur about it, and was told that in that high-contrast situation, the camera's metering system favored the sky. I think I got that right:).
After having told myself that I did not want to spend a lot of time messing with pictures on the computer, I opened this one in the software that came with the camera, and attempted to "correct" it.