Rockton Il Rock River Spillway

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  1. AltLars

    AltLars TPF Noob!

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    I took this the other night.
    I wanted to try long exposures but had to wait until the sun went down.
    I did some exposures of up to 10 seconds. Problem was a mess of noise.
    One second to 2 seconds will be about the limit of the Olympus Camedia 3.3 point and shoot.

    I took this while the sun was still on the horizon.

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    Is there a way with photoshop to tone down the hotspots in the river?

    Please adjust this photo as you see fit.
    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Best to All,
    AltLars
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I gave it a try but the hot spots are blown right out...no detail left to recover.

    I like the idea but maybe try a shot with the same shutter speed, but in lower light. It's much easier to pull up shadow detail from a darker photo...than it is to recover areas that are blown out.
     
  3. xfloggingkylex

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    really the only way to fix something like that would be to set up an HDR, where you bracket the shots so you have an exact copy that is under exposed. Add the underexposed shot as a layer mask and paint in what you need darker. While these are overblown, I dont think it looks all to bad.
     
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    the blown out could at to the picture in a way

    i love how the water looks
     
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    yeah, it gives is a very surreal "icy" look to it. With all the fur trees you could probably pull off telling someone its a winter shot
     

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