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Old 10-23-2009, 04:39 PM
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how to fix overblown sky ?

the picture supposed to have the petronas twin towers in the background, but its totally blown off. if i reduce the exposure then the already dark subject infront will become darker, right ? so how to do this? btw is this called dynamic range?

HP5+ 400 same roll as my previous post. thanks for all the helpful comment i really appreciate them.

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Old 10-23-2009, 07:47 PM
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one option is for you to use corrective filter like a GND. Alternatively a red filter like Hoya 25A can also be used to enhance the sky appearance to make it more contrasty. But this filter you have to compensate a full 3stop.

Taken without corrective filters I also believe that film is a bit unforgiving than digital when comes to a scene with very contrasty extremes, like an overcast sky (with white clouds) and a foreground of buildings like your capture above. You tend to have a washout sky, but completely blown highlight is not as often as digital

Its just from experience and may not be wholesome correct. Perhaps others can share better
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:02 PM
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Digital is same, actually even worse.

Film is slightly more forgiving on over exposure, but either way if something is blown in means there is no data there at all.

You have to get it right in camera, or just completely photoshop a new sky in.
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Old 10-26-2009, 05:28 PM
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Country: other way is to compensate with lil' flash
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i agree with ST. you can also wait for the time where the sky is blue so, when you slow down your ss, the blues are not lost. play around with settings during those blue hours to get that balance your looking for.
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