Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by thenikonguy, Aug 9, 2009.
I know the sky looks weird.. but, thats how it looked, its not edited at all..
looks a lil' like you over-cranked the 'fill light' in lightroom. looks like a decent shot though
You've done well with a very challenging scene. The pros will use neutral density gradient filters to hold back the sky, while allowing the foreground to be exposed.
Another method is to shoot in RAW if your camera allows, under exposing for the highlights, then using software editing to bring back the shadow detail while not blowing out the highlights.
Or, from RAW, we can adjust for the foreground, open that image. Go back to the original RAW, adjust for the sky, open that image. Then you can paste one image over the other, and mask (if your software has that) or erase, combining the images. This is what was often done prior to HDR.
You've captured a wonderful scene. Your composition is excellent. The shadows in your trees give an excellent sense of depth to the image. Nice catching the texture on the structure.
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