Girl On The Bluffs C&C

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    I really love this shot I took but I feel like it's underexposed, but im not sure of how to fix this without losing the quality of the sky behind her.

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    Flash? I'm not expert btw that's just my guess to not loose the sky but expose the subject a lot more. Looks really cool though.
     
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    looks pretty cool but I think I would have closed down on the aperture to get rid of the blur in the background. Just personal opinion though:)
     
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    I would crop out the big electric thing(I don't know what to call it). It was the first thing I looked at.
     
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    Sorry, but I have to agree with 1986, the electrical tower is just too distracting.
     
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    I hope it's okay that I played with it. If you want it taken down I will.
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    I desaturated a bit, and boosted the vibrance just to give her a more natural skin tone while keeping the color in the back. I also did a slight levels and curves adjustment. I tried lightening her up a bit more but then I lost the color in the sky.
     
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    photoscape editing software has 'backlight' which would fix the problem. It it can either lighten the subject in the foreground (the girl), and/or lighten the subject and deepen the colors in the background. Very useful effect I've found. its always difficult I guess to expose the subject without the sky being blown out.
     
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    Thank you all for the criticism, no way i'm going to get better without all this feedback.
    Currently I only really have Lightroom2 to play around with my PC decided to collect dust and overheat so I no longer have cs4.

    And I tried cropping out the tower but it didn't look right at all.
     
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    As was suggested earlier, fill flash would help you in this setting. Expose for the background (or maybe down a stop or so), and turn your flash on. You may have to mess with the power of the flash. This isn't the best link, but an ok one after a quick google search.

    Shutterbug: Using Fill Flash

    An off-camera flash would do wonders for this shot.

    The powerline doesn't bother me too much, as it kinda blends in with the mountains.
     

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