Need advice for next time (so upset!)

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  1. Moe

    Moe TPF Noob!

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    I saw this scene and took about 6-8 pictures (without looking at the LCD) thinking, "this will be the best of the trip," only to review and be sorely disappointed. Either the sky was completely blown, or the foreground was completely dark. This is the best one I got after messing with some settings on the camera, along with PP. I tried HDR (which I'm guessing is my best option), but being a noob, it was no good. Any advice on PP (shot in RAW) would be appreciated, but more so advice on how to choose the settings for the camera next time. Thanks so much!

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  2. tsaraleksi

    tsaraleksi TPF Noob!

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    I think the easiest things to do would be either a dodge and burn or simply making two version of the image and merging them together.
     
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    TStorm TPF Noob!

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    Try HDR from a single RAW photo, and use Photomatix (did you use Photoshop?)
     
  4. sabbath999

    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Or just mess with it in your PP program.

    Here is 72 seconds worth of work using CaptureNX:

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    Yes, what I did is very "over the top" and extremely saturated... but I used to live right off the Ginza in Tokyo... that is what the country is... over-saturated.
     
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  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not all is lost, Moe.
    There are ways to still "rescue" the photo, and with an existing RAW file and the "little-helper"-software (like Photomatix), it could be rescued even better than with the help of PS alone, which is what I used, selectively brightening the bottom part ... and cloning out the car, which so caught my attention in sabbath's edit, since it shows so clearly there. Just for the fun of it, see?

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