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Hi Damien,

 

Happy New year to you.  I wanted to ask you advice, I've just come back from a shoot in the Highlands where I have been photographing the mountain hares.  I have an image that I like but it had to shoot directly into the sun and now have a blown out sky.  

I know I have lost all the detail, but want to create a nice silhouette, and reduce the harshness of the blown out areas.

 

Any advice would be appreciated..

 

Adam 

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Hi Damien,

 

I have thought about the image a little more, I would like to try and achieve the following:

- Keep the drama and mood of the dark clouds

- introduce some golden / yellows to try and replicate sunset

- keep the silhouette of the hare and foreground

 

Cheers

Adam

 

 

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Hi Damien,

Apologies for not coming back to you, i've been away:  I have had a further think and supplied the follow links as reference.  I want to retain the silhouette of the hare, but add a little more orange in the sky to add some colour.

https://www.robertharding.com/preview/860-284369/brown-hare-meadow-sunrise-spring-gb/

https://www.robertharding.com/preview/995-432/mountain-hare-lepus-timidus-lying-heather-sun-setting/

https://www.robertharding.com/preview/995-435/mountain-hare-lepus-timidus-sitting-up-snow-heather/

I like the last image the most, but hopefully this will give you a better idea?  I can send a PSD if thats easier?

 

Adam 

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Hi Damien,

Ive attached the screen grab of the output setting from PS CC.  I guess its also worth noting that i have had a few requests from people that want to purchase this as a print. 

One step at a time :)

 

Adam

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This, I think, is the best we can do with the sky as it exists.  If you want more than this, we're in sky replacement territory.

Mountain-Hare.jpg

It was a levels layer, masked to the sky:

  • Red channel 0/1.50/245 and 85/255
  • Green channel 0/1.20/250 and 45/240
  • Blue channel 0/1.00/255 and 0/225
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