- Completely lost areas of visual information
- A visible break in the form of an edge between nearly-white and total white
- A colour cast along a fringe bordering the clipped white highlight
- The colour saturation
These are the five frames side by side in Bridge.
|f5.6 @ 1/125|
With the second image the exposure was increased by one stop, f4 @ 1/125, the highlight clipping shows the extent of the over exposure.The areas of lost detail increased exponentially in the sky and on the pillars, but I still couldn't see any visible break in the white/nearly-white areas. The exposure on the flagstones/bushes in the foreground is an improvement but the colours are a little weak and the saturation of the background trees is also rather poor.
|f4 @ 1/125|
As per the remit the next three images were decreased by 1 stop. The shots taken were f8, f11 and f16 all @ 1/125. There was no highlight clipping therefore no loss of detail in white areas and subsequently no fringing. With each successive shot the colours became more saturated but obviously they all appear rather dark especially the last image where nearly all foreground detail is lost.
|f11 @ 1/125|
|f16 @ 1/125|