Bright sunshine - Redwoodtwig

Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)

Using full range of exposure controls

Using full range of exposure controls

Rather than simply bumping the exposure, I generally prefer to work with the more subtle controls, tools such as highlights and shadow control, much like traditional film printing tweaks. This way I can preserve a bit more texture detail in the water and background trees across the river.

This version is the one I would display, one in which I didn't touch the exposure, but worked with the other controls to bring out the image I knew was in the photo.

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