I used my most frequently used technique – the Exposure Compensation to make it an under-exposed image and ended up with this proud image.
People who have attended my workshops would have heard this a zillion times, Exposure Compensation is a technique which helps us over-ride the Camera’s understanding and demand of exposure and change it to our creative needs.
I call it the Bramhaastra (Or a TrumpCard) for photographers. I also don’t remember a single image I have shot without the Exposure Compensation. Mostly on the (-) minus side and some times on the (+) plus side. Keeping it on -0.3 is my default (which is my zero) which not only helps give me a slightly under-exposed and dark image which is always better to the eyes than an over-exposed and bright image and also – gives me a slightly faster shutter speed than what the camera decides to give.
By the way – this image was underexposed by more than 2 stops.