A great way to lift shadows

Started Feb 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
Chuck Lantz Veteran Member • Posts: 4,332
Re: A great way to lift shadows

I'm going to offer what is probably a truly oddball comment on the two photos shown as samples of the shadow lifting.

While I understand that they were chosen to show the results using the program, in my opinion the second image, with the shadows lightened, makes the resulting photo look unreal and artificial.  When I view it, I can't help wonder where the light on the houses is coming from.  Logically, it can't be from the sky, since there wouldn't be enough reflected light from the sky to produce the amount of light on the houses.

The same goes for the color of the light on the houses, which should more closely resemble the gray-blue of the clouds and sky.

I obviously am being way too wonkish.  Sorry.

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