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Old May 4, 2009, 2:38 PM   #1
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I'm a rookie and still learning. I was in Yosemite for one day and the sky did not cooperate with me.

Is there anyway to make the sky look better in this picture? If so, How?

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Old May 4, 2009, 3:02 PM   #2
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I just gave it Shadow/Highlight in Photoshop.

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Thanks, that really helped it.How can I get thepicture you edited large enough to print? I tried to print it and it said file sizeis too small for a good print, I was trying to print a 8x10.

I need to stop using Picasa for everything and start learning Photoshop. What Photoshop would you suggest?

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A file size of about 42 inches by 32 inches at 72 dpi will produce a very good 8 x 10 inch photo. This file size is produced by a 7.1 Mega pixel camera. The larger the file size the larger the photo you can print at 300 dpi. Any version of Photoshop you can get will be good for what you want to do, however, the later version you can get and the more it will have to offer such as panoramas and hdr capabilities. If you email me your full size image I will do the shadow/highlight and return it to you. [email protected]
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Thanks so much for you help, its on the way.
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I played around a bit with the latest version of Photoshop Elements and found that it can do what I usually do with CS4. It's a whole lot less expensive.

Next time you are in a situation like this, where the scene is beyond the capability of your sensor, try taking several versions - underexpose a couple using different Ev values as well as one like this one. Another thing to do is get a graduated neutral density filter. I'll buy one some day...
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