Ugly clipping in the sky - what to do? (DP1x)

Started Apr 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
zzapamiga
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Re: Ugly clipping in the sky - Fixed ACR and Silkypix Pro 5
In reply to Usee, Apr 28, 2012

Usee wrote:

zzapamiga wrote:

Felix E Klee wrote:

In the first attached picture, note the visible and ugly clipping in the sky. The X3F is available for at least a week from:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/192460/Temp/sigma/clipped_sky.X3F

I wonder: Is there any way to save such a picture? Or would you discard it?

With SPP's X3 Fill Light at -0.5 and Exposure at +0.5 (plus some saturation) I get a smooth transition in the sky: second attached picture. It looks OK on my laptop's screen. But how would it look when printed? Weird? I want a naturally looking picture, not something that looks cooked.

Also: How to take such a picture in the first place? Exposing for the sun would make the subject in the foreground very dark.

Here is the photo processed in Adobe Camera Raw 6.7
It looks substantially better without the harsh clipping of the sun.

I went into the same direction with Silkypix Pro 5, but a tad farther:

...everything is possible, exept recovering the sun...

...or may someone try RAWDeveloper?

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For me your processing through Silkypix looks artificial and overprocessed the same as dasigmaguy's attempt. It is a sunset so it should have the yellow sunset colours. You've made it look like it was shot in the middle of the day.

I also tried Raw Developer and it was very similar to Adobe Camera Raw.

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