Bryce Canyon
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RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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An impromptu drive up from Zion, arriving with only an hour to take in the waning light ... yet another too much to see, too little time.



ben egbert
Registered: Jan 31, 2005
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I would either clone out the shadows or crop just below the larger monoliths. The sky could be darkened as well.

Heading out for some fall color or I would give it a play.



newhaven
Registered: Mar 16, 2008
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Your image has blown channels. Try the recovery slider in ACR , or use the Apply Image command to to blend in a parts of the good channels. Duplicate the background layer, and change the blend mode to luminosity - color in background, luminosity in duplicate layer. Rebuild channels in the duplicate layer.



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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I got a lot of blown red channels from my trip out West ... this one is not exception.

However ... I'm not following your instructions ... can you clarify?



newhaven
Registered: Mar 16, 2008
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Replace the blown out areas in the red channel with highlights from the green or blue channel using a copy of the original layer set to the luminosity blend mode. I believe channel blending is covered in a Dan Margulis book somewhere - I may have seen this in his video series on Kelby.

Another possibility is to add a channel mixer adjustment layer in luminosity mode and add more green to the red channel.



ben egbert
Registered: Jan 31, 2005
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Here is my take.

I cropped, added some shadow highlight to the forest, gradient mask to the top new curve.



RustyBug
Registered: Feb 02, 2009
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I've got a couple of Dan's books ... I'll check there, thanks.



pinball_pw
Registered: Dec 24, 2008
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Plus 1 to newhaven's post. I don't know which camera you shoot, but my Canon's always blow the red channel first. I tend to review the red histogram and adjust accordingly in these scenarios. - Paul