#48 – Panasonic LX3 high dynamic mode part 2

Another day out, another test of the LX3. The above shot was taken on the beach at Southport (not sure what it is , but it’s old, iron and rusty, so is therefore interesting), with the high dynamic mode on. I then turned the camera into program mode and took another shot (below). The difference is noticeable.

What I don’t like though is the strange halo effect around the top of the pipe in high dynamic mode, and I’ve no idea how to get rid of it. This is something I’ve found before in this mode, and can also be seen when using the ‘Shadow and Highlights’ tool in Photoshop. I suppose the lesson here is that the High Dynamic mode is useful in certain circumstances, but I’d advise taking one in program mode as well, just in case!

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