Dynamic range is over rated

Started Apr 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Seaclam Senior Member • Posts: 1,703
Re: Agreed!

I disagree. It looks completely un-natural. The driver is in the shade from being inside the car. The second shot looks like now he's got a spot or fill light on him. It sticks out like a sore thumb. I would say a point in between the first shot and the second would be best and look more natural.

Gazer wrote:

If you look at the OP photo samples there is no argument that the second image is much better with the driver pulled out of the shadows. However, I do not like what that same action did to the tire wall in the background. If I had a camera that produced #2 out of the box I would have needed to manipulate the background.

The OP should have selected the regions to pull out of shadows that make the image work and left the others alone.

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