Needing tip for this shot

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  1. hdukphotographs

    hdukphotographs TPF Noob!

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    I Am looking for tips on how to fix the windows in this shot.I feel they are completely blown but i would love to keep this shot.Any tips would be really helpful thank you.

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    Dont know what you are looking for, but thought Id play with it.

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    First I selected and feathered the window, then I adjusted the exposure just a tad, adjusted the gamma, adjusted the levels and then sharpened it.
     
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    id consider more than once exposure and combining them, so you can see all the colorful details of the window
     
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    Ya I would agree with GwagDesigns. Try to combine more then one exposure. It is what's known as an HDR photograph. You take a minimum of 2 (but I like a minimum of 3) different exposures, 1 over exposed, 1 underexposed, and 1 just normal in the middle and then get photoshop or another program to put them together for you and you are set. You get all the detail of the shadows from the overexposed picture but you also don't have the blown out windows. Give it a try and you can always use more then 3 pictures if you want, it gives you a better result too.
     
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    hdukphotographs TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for all your tips.Tried a few things more and came up with this.any better.
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    could you take the picture really early in the morning or later at night so that it's light out but not so bright?

    I'm a total beginner so take it with a grain of salt LOL
     
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    When I've shot stained glass windows for weddings, I've exposed for the windows and then used a little fill flash for the foreground.
     
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    IMO, the stained glass looks cool w/the revision but it really is put out by the fact that the cross has the same fx.:meh: If the croxx were in it's original form I think you could go w/it.

    have a good one
    3Eo
     

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