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Old Apr 19, 2006, 7:36 PM   #1
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is there anything that can be done in PP to correct the blown out clouds?any camera settings that might minimize it?thanks!
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Old Apr 20, 2006, 9:07 AM   #2
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Hi drewaz,

Unfortunately, there is not a lot you can do with completely blown (ie: pure white) clouds. You can make greyscale or coloured pixels lighter or darker, but pixels that are totally black (RGB = 0,0,0) or totally white (255,255,255) will stay black or white no matter how much you adjust levels, histograms, contrast or brightness. The closer a pixel's colour is to black or white, the harder it is to adjust it in PP.

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Old Apr 20, 2006, 9:29 AM   #3
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thanks for the reply, Ollie. Are there any adjustments with the camera or filters that will make it possible to take a decent photo of white clouds?
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Old Apr 20, 2006, 10:21 AM   #4
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love the effect of the sun coming through the clouds!,




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Old Apr 21, 2006, 9:38 AM   #5
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Very nice!! I really like this.

That dark little cloud up in the right corner bugs me though,; keeps pulling my eye over to it.
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 9:57 AM   #6
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Drewaz,

I use a half graduated filter when shooting in this condition. You can get them in a couple of different strengths. I Think ND4 and ND6 which will help tone down a frame with two different exposure needs. I had the same problem until I learned about using these filters. I also use a polarizer a good bit but for this situation a graduated filter would be my choice.

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Old Apr 21, 2006, 2:33 PM   #7
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It seems there's nothing much to do here except creating your clouds to replace the blown ones...
Never mind! As hull mentioned above, this is really a beautiful shot enhanced by a rich sky with light beams through and over various clous. Also, the silhouette effect really works.
And as I see, all are captured with my old flame s70 which served perfectly well until my son vandalized it and thus destined me to go on with my present a510!
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Old Apr 21, 2006, 6:50 PM   #8
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thanks guys for your comments!* I took this picture quite a while ago but also really enjoy looking at it!* I have a polarizer for my current camera but haven't looked at graduated filters ...* one more thing to learn.**thanks again ....* hope everyone has a great weekend.* I'm heading up to Sedona this evening and hope to capture a few good shots.drewaz
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