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Hello Craig ,
How to resist to take a picture of this so famous place in the Canadian Rocky Mountains ! Well composed with the trunk in the corner
Wonderful clarity and reflections . May be a little dark ?


Old 08-16-2015, 01:57 PM
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Hi Dennis
thanks as always for checking out my shots.

I see what you mean by it being a little on the dark side.
when i tried to brighten the scene, the mountain tops became TOO overexposed.

So i decided to keep it this way, a little too dark perhaps yes, but better than having it too bright to see the details on the mountains i think.

thanks again!
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Old 08-16-2015, 03:33 PM
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OK , Craig ,

I can understand what you mean . I've the same problem with a picture of an alpine lake .

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Old 08-20-2015, 10:07 AM
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Hi both

Select the mountain with a feathered lasso. Invert the selection so that all the rest of the image is selected and the mountain isn't (and thus won't change). Make your lightening changes using Levels or Curves. Deselect. Voila.

Mind you, I like it the way it is. Underexposure is nearly always better than the opposite.

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