How can I brighten foregrounds?

I have been following your magazine’s tip to include foreground interest in my landscapes, and managed to find this statue situated in front of a river. However, it kept coming out really dark. How can I make it brighter?

Clark Brooker, yia Facebook

Getting the foreground and background of your photos properly exposed can be difficult, especially in tricky lighting conditions. If the sun is behind your main foreground subject then it can often appear underexposed, yet if you try to expose for the foreground you run the risk of the background being overexposed.

Correct the exposure

Bring out the

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Maxim Zhbankova film festival

This season bodren’kiye blekbastarav was already a lot. But far not any of them is worthy of our attention.Because usually start with the positive — "Hellboy II». There are amazing creators — with a beautiful commercial potential and ideal taste. Among them should allocate an old friend of our Guillermo del Toro. After "Pan’s Labyrinth" he vorachivaetsya kinakomiksu to aggressive — and, naturally, to the Redskins Hellboy. This young man from hell — one more shot!Del Toro was able to make a sequel of the saga hellboevskay better start. In other words, the second tape loop looks even more inventive

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Ambasadartsy U.S. handed protest notes

Karen Stewart presented the official note of protest."The Belarusian side again representatives of the United States recalled that such acts violate international security, trade relationship between Belarus and the United States, "- said today at a briefing Foreign Ministry spokesman Andrei Popov."The Belarusian side zdtsmae with all the responsibilities that have appeared or may appear on the location U.S. and vksladae them to government United States"- Said Foreign Ministry spokesman."Belarus side considers unacceptable from the point of gaze of international law economic pressure on Belarus" — allocated Popov. "The Belarusian side emphatically claimed that the United States and returned assets

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Elected a new pope


Over the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is white smoke. This means that elected the new pope. BBC News and the channel "Russia 24" were broadcast from the roof of the Sistine Chapel. After the appearance of white smoke above the chimney chapel bell rang, so that no one there was no doubt that the Holy See remained busy.


Name of the new pontiff of the Roman Catholic tserkvistanet known later.

In the near future cardinal archdeacon of the Roman

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Noticed a new Lada)

In Tolyatti photo spies caught in the lens is a new model of LADA.

Pictures published by a group of social network VkontakteRussian Cars Team. Author of the article suggests that in the photo — the future LADA B: «About two months ago, has been collected 5 pieces such vehicles. Now they are being tested. One of the subjects was seen and photographed. "

Also available photo stand for motor vehicles appear in one of the production plants.

Recall, the new LADA, VAZ developed on the platform, should appear in the 2015-2016 years.

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Free wi-fi in trains appeared in the Urals

Free wi-fi appeared in Sverdlovsk-speed trains on routes Kamensk-Ural Yekaterinburg and Nizhniy Tagil, Ekaterinburg, the press service of the Sverdlovsk suburban company.

Experts have tested the quality, speed and stability of the Internet in this area. In the future, free wi-fi will appear on all of the Ural railway stations and trains. Wireless Internet access is successfully operating on a suburban train station st.Chelyabinsk. The next step — installing in 2012-2013. wi-fi high-speed trains in the Sverdlovsk and South-Ural Railway. In the future, free wi-fi will appear on all of the Ural railway stations and trains.

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Rearmament runs on schedule

Dmitry Peskov, who is spokesman for the Russian president, has denied the information shown in the media, about the likely delay the implementation of programs from re-RA. Recall that in its implementation in municipal defense order has been allocated 20 trillion rubles.

According to Peskov, the funds for rearmament Russian army in the budget. A spokesman added that this week's planned meeting of the state defense order.

Sands, with all this, said that Putin was followed by a rather harsh reaction to the proposals of some officials to extend the deadline for the state defense order, and change

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On the night of December 16, will appear in the sky, the brightest comet


MOSCOW, Dec. 12 — RIA Novosti. Record bright comet may appear in the sky at the end of this week: on the night of 15 to 16 December Comet C/2011 W3 (Lovejoy) should reach maximum brightness and becomes brighter the brightest planets, if not destroyed during the approach to the Sun, told RIA Novosti The Observatory "Ka-Dar" Stanislav Short.

Comet C/2011 W3 was discovered Australian amateur astronomer Terry Lovejoy (Terry Lovejoy) on November 27. Initially, he thought that a spot in the pictures — defect in the image, but it will appear the following days. Then observations confirmed the

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Where did our ancestors?

Some scientists have concluded that the Earth from Mars could come not only microorganisms, but also rational beings. Cro-Magnon ancestors have not been found in some excavations. Therefore, researchers have been suggested that they came from another planet — Mars.


It is possible that humans — the descendants of Martians. There is a hypothesis that the Cro-Magnon man appeared on Earth in connection with the disaster on Mars, or earlier Martian civilization was so highly developed that the Earth was transferred part of their population. And if you

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One of the villages attacked Udmurtia springtails



23.03.11.Zhiteli village Lower Kazmaska Zavyalovsky region of Udmurtia faced with an onslaught of wingless insects that use the road and in the snow, jumping up to 5-10 cm.

Chief Veterinary Office in the Republic reported Wednesday that the insects appeared on the edge of the village in the early weeks and covered an area of 200 square meters. meters.

Veterinarians determined that uninvited guests are from the lower pervichnobeskrylyh insects — springtails.

Such a mass appearance of springtails in Zavyalovsky Udmurtia region observed for the first time.

Meanwhile, as highlighted in the report, such a

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