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Nature's subtle beauty

By kenfoulds
Just after sunrise before the harsh Arizona light began to reveal the detail in the Grand Canyon walls. Was looking for something a bit different to the usual. Do i leave in the highlight from the out-of-shot sun in the top left or PS it out? I think it looks more natural as it it. Looking North East towards the North rim.
Details: Canon EOS 60D, Canon 15-85mm at 55mm; ISO 200; 1/80th at f14

Tags: Usa Exposure Recession Shadows Silhouette Mountains Grand canyon Dawn Early morning Landscape and travel

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sawsengee Plus
14 6 36 Malaysia
1 Aug 2015 9:04AM
beautiful light densities, picture tone & visual splendour Smile
TanyaH Plus
17 1.3k 409 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2015 12:50PM
With the highlight top left, how much have you already tried to bring it back in post processing? (I notice you shot RAW ...) If you've brought it back as far as you can, without losing some of the delicacy of the light in the rest of the image, I'd say leave it as it is. Unless you're pretty nifty on the PS side of things, fixing that in PS could, potentially, cause more issues than it solves?

It certainly doesn't bother me as it currently stands, and in a way is an integral part of the light shafts across the rest of the image. With it in, there's a reason for the light shafts that the viewer's brain can understand; without it, the brain might perceive 'something' missing in the image and although they might not be able to put their finger on it, something would feel out of kilter Smile


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