Photograph of the week, March 1 2019

Campbeltown in the snow by Miranda Bone.

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This week the Courier features the final image of January’s sublime snow scenes.

Miranda Bone’s serene iPhone seven shot of the town and loch was taken at 7.52am on January 30. The camera used an ISO of 100, an aperture of f1.8 and shutter speed of 1/13th second.

Snow is tricky to photograph, particularly in a low contrast scene such as this, and often takes on a hue other than white.

In this photograph the snow is grey. Some phones and cameras have a beach and snow setting in the menu which tells the processor that a scene of extra reflectivity is being photographed.

This allows the camera to compensate and it will either open the aperture wider or set a slower shutter speed, effectively over exposing the photograph.

It is possible to post process the photograph in computer software but nothing beats getting the exposure correct in camera.