At the recent Tree of Life Nursery Spring Plant Sale, there was a rather professional-looking photographer and I asked him how to get the cobalt color. He suggested my photos were overexposed and to start manually adjusting the exposure - not relying on the "point and click" settings already programmed into my Canon PowerShot A640 10 megapixels camera.
Is this what's going wrong with my photos? Any ideas or suggestions?
|Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ‘Yankee Point’|
|Ceanothus griseus horizontalis ‘Yankee Point’ (front), Ceanothus ‘Concha’ (back)|
The second and fourth photos are typical of what my shots look like - the blue is attractive, but not the fall-in-love-with color that stops my heart when I walk by them.
Is it time of day? Settings? Overexposing?