Any suggestions for maintaining detail with darker parts of the photo and toning down brighter part?

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Reilly Diefenbach
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Re: Any suggestions for maintaining detail ....

Quarkcharmed wrote:

Reilly Diefenbach wrote:

Blowing out the highlights is bad but so is losing the shadows. The misconception is in the idea that the shadows are recoverable. No they're not and I explained why in my previous message.

Yes, they actually are recoverable quite nicely if your camera allows:

I was talking about 'recovery' in the context of the previous conversation. To recap or rephrase, you don't recover shadows or highlights in the sense as if they were lost in your raw file. Digital manipulations only change how your raw data is represented on the screen.

This sentence I can't parse.

Exposure latitude

So, when you do your 500pix sunset shots, how many shots do you usually bracket?

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