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Old 06-05-2017, 03:11 AM   #10
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Although a histogram is a very useful tool for processing an image, it is not the be-all, end-all. You need to be looking at a reasonably well-calibrated screen and you need to use your eyes to examine all of the elements in the scene. The highlights do not have to be clipped for an image to be overexposed. In the case of the images cited in the opening post of this thread, the first thing I noticed was the sky. The blue was pretty pale to my eye. Too bright. I would grab the "Lights" slider in the Lightroom Tone Curve, and pull it back -30 to -45 and see what that looks like.

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