High Contrast

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by CCRoo, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. CCRoo

    CCRoo Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 22, 2011
    Dear Folks,

    I took this photo in late afternoon. The dark part of the image at the bottom was pretty dark. I messed with exposure, contrast, shadow and highlights in Aperture to bring up detail in the dark parts of the frame.

    I would guess the contrast in this shot is beyond the dynamic range of the camera. It not, maybe I could have exposed it better to protect shadow detail (favoring the right side of the histogram to get better detail in mid tones and shadow).

    The image looks a little unnatural to me. How does it look to you folks? What other tools in Aperture would help refine it?

    (By the way, I don't consider this shot to be anything special, just a useful example. The building is a beauty and deserves better than my many attempts thus far!)


    <i>A great deco building in the Miracle Mile district in Los Angeles (my neighborhood). Shot with an E-P2: Canon FD 28 mm lens, ISO 200, 1/2500 shutter, 0 ev, Pattern metering, minimal crop, shot RAW</i>

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