Blown out tulips

Started May 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
Albert Valentino Veteran Member • Posts: 6,159
Re: Blown out tulips

looks like you blew out the red channel. I have done this myself and it is not difficult to do. The histogram on the camera is not RGB channels but a luminosity, which Is often similar to the green channel. So the histogram may look great but in fact one Of the channels, in this case red, is blown which kills the detail. selectively lowering the exposure In post can help a little in some cases it is not enough.

long ago i used to have this problem with my Nikon D70 which only had a luminosity histogram. Last week i had the same problem shooting flowers with my XE1. Histogram looked perfect but at home it is bad. Easier to correct if shooting raw, which I didn't, but sometimes that is not enough.

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