Saturday, 3 November 2007

Too much shadow

I made this photo of a dead tree in Utah, and I really like it so I would not let it go.
When I put the contrast up so that the background would be colourful and more sharp, the shadows on my dead tree all became black, without any detail.

So I had to restart my postprocessing. First did an extreme backlight correction to regain some of the shadowy parts, than applied contrast and colour manipulation for the background (blue sky+mountains and purple mountain range). Not all perfect, but shadows look better.

The full frame version of this picture may be purchased and downloaded here.

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