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I love the photo, great shot.
Here's the rookie question I haven't seen asked in all this thread.
It might be obvious to the other experts here, but why overexpose that way?
Up until today I was under the impression that the idea is to watch out for blinkies and avoid overexposing the shots, that bringing back dark areas is easier than the overexposed ones.
Maybe it is because as long as the highlights do not clip it's the same as underexposing? And overexposing is adapted to the workflow you explain here?
This shot was not overexposed (only if I was a JPEG shooter would it be). There were no blinkies. Blinkies occur mainly when there is data unretrievable. So it was shot to the right of the histogram. Once I added contrast with my own raw adjustments, then yes there was some areas stating to clip. Thus the technique to double process the raw file and use "Blend If. About 1/2 of all the potential data or detail in a print is found in the brightest stop of light in raw capture (before conversion) and is pushed down into the shadows and mid tones when conversion takes place. So exposing brighter than you think allows for all around better information in most situations. Hope it helps.