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Mjollnir

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Re: Which one, if any, and why?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2012, 05:18:55 PM »

Burnt highlights kind of ruin both.

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Re: Which one, if any, and why?
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2012, 05:23:03 PM »

#1 seems less clobbered than #2 but I agree with Slobodan.

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Re: Which one, if any, and why?
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2012, 06:05:47 PM »

Burnt highlights kind of ruin both.

Yeah, I know.  LR showed no clipped or burnt highlights in the histogram, but there you have it.   Trying to darken those areas yields only very unattractive brownish patches.
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Re: Which one, if any, and why?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 07:04:34 PM »

Try using LR's paintbrush tool with automask to tint the burnt white to a blue approaching the color of the sky. That might work.
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Re: Which one, if any, and why?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 07:20:13 PM »

I agree No. #1
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Re: Which one, if any, and why?
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2012, 11:27:28 PM »

Definitely #1, but I'd crop off the top down to about 2:1 -- to me, the image is all about the darker clouds, the sun rays, and the hills in the distance, and the spot of blue is just a distraction from all that. Maybe I'm just crop-happy, but that's my take on it.

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Re: Which one, if any, and why?
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2012, 05:26:40 AM »

I also vote for #1. The clipped areas are, in my opinion, less distracting in photo #2 but the hills and sky in #1 are much more interesting.
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