1-2 Over-exposed

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 1-2 Over-exposed

Uploaded: July 14, 2010


This is another image which may work with double processing if I had the time. There are many areas that are way too light, and one that is a bit too dark. If I could afford to sit at the computer for 12 hours, I might be able to retrieve the detail in the highlights and shadows, but I certainly would welcome an easier way.

I used masking in curves, and created a clipping mask trying to retrieve the tonality. Had some success in small portions of the very fluffy areas, but so much is either very over exposed that it needs more than a burning tool.

This is a "before" image for a class assignment. Eventually, this will be correctly done. Thanks.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/800 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 25, 2010

I think you did a great job with the details Bunny. I usually begin my processing in Bridge, take the image into photoshop for basic adjustments. Then back to bridge to check for highlight and shadow clippings. If the highlights need a little extra detail, I use the adjustment brush lightly in those areas. Most of the times when I capture the image, I start with a -1/3 exposure, and bracket if I think it may be necessary. #1301895

Bunny Snow level-classic August 26, 2010

Thank you for the wonderful suggestions, Donna and thanks for commenting.

Most of the time, I also start with a -1/3 exposure, and bracket. However, with trying to move (walking with a cane and not at all nimbly) and everything in my body working slowly, the peacocks were not. They kept on moving, changing position, and therefore the light kept changing. Thank goodness, the light was slightly diffused. Specular light would have been horrid.


Steve M. Harrington November 01, 2010

It is a simple and quick adjustment using Shadows/Highlights in CS4, Bunny. If you like, I will upload a screen shot.
Steve #9009049

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