Thread: Overexposed
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Old 02-26-2021, 06:04 PM   #3
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I like that shot.

While not over exposed, I can see where the screener was going. The sky on the left gives the impression of being too bright. Possibly the highlights on the locomotives, as well. Looking at the histogram, the majority of the pixels do weigh (slightly) on the bright side.

IF it were my photo, and I were to accommodate the screener’s thoughts, I would likely try the following: Notch the exposure down slightly (perhaps -0.08?). Add a gradient adjustment over the sky (ACR) and pull the highlights a tad. Then pull the blue and cyan luminance sliders a hair. Don’t go too far, as doing so can begin to give a fake or patchy appearance.

You’ll end up with no true white point, but blue sky doesn’t necessarily need to have a white point.

Again, just my take on it.
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