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Old 16th November 2010
Alan Clogwyn
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Sky suggestions?

This originally had a blown out sky, so I've replaced it with a grey gradient in a new layer and colourised it to match the white balance of the image.

Do we think it looks acceptable, or has anyone got a better suggestion? The image is a HDR merge across 2EV in 3 images, but stil the sky disappeared!

Incidentally it was a first try with HDRExpose software, which I;m not fond of but PSP won't merge files shot with legacy lenses for some reason I can't fathom.

FOr those interested in such things, here's a 100% crop as well (makes quite a nice image on it's own!)

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Old 16th November 2010
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Re: Sky suggestions?

Hi Alan

Sorry it doesn't do much for me

if you have to replace the sky I would try and pick a better looking one

If it's all white you can gradient with nicer colours - I did some in morocco that I gradiented with blue, and I've some in the UK where I replaced the whole sky with another picture brought in as a different layer and then blended through.

If you do this you would then need to lighten the picture up with a contrast boost otherwide s brighter sky looks daft with a flat foreground

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Old 16th November 2010
Alan Clogwyn
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Re: Sky suggestions?

How about that?

I'm trying to keep a bit of mood in the image, it is after all November not August!

However, heres a bluer sky (same as above but with a blue gradient overlayed)

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