Weird Funky Kinda Halo thingy???

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  1. Sirashley

    Sirashley TPF Noob!

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    I have a few questions for you guys. First one is, I did an exposure blend on this photo and got a funky kinda halo in the sky. How can I avoid that in the future and what causes that? I don't think the halo was in the original exposure but when I blended them it showed up. Second question is, which of these two is better? and why? I'm still learning the whole post-production process so if you have any suggestions please fire away... Thanks in advance

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    I'd need more info on exactly what you did in processing to say exactly how the halo was created, but this is a typical artifact created by some sharpening techniques or local contrast manipulations along high contrast edges.
     
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    By "exposure blend", do you mean an HDR?

    I prefer the first image, as the colours seem more acurate. The second appears too yellow. However, I like the brightness of the second...
     
  4. Sirashley

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    Well, I called it a Exposure blend because it was one exposure and I adjusted the light values and created three exposures -2, 0, +2. So without touching off another is it or is it not HDR, I just called it exposure blend...LOL... so technically, it's a "Fake HDR"
     
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    Considering there's an original image somewhere with a properly exposed sky and no halo, you could pretty easily correct the halo via photoshop layers and some hand touch-ups.

    Agreed.
     
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    I'm afraid I can't help you with your question, but I suspect that it was Photoshop slightly misinterpreting the exposure compensation values of the photos. Or something :D.

    As for which one is my favourite, I'd probably say that I don't have one. I love the colour rendition and saturation of the first one, but I like the brightness of the boat in the second.
     

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