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The difference that processing can make

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Wispy Sunset Clouds over Santa Elena Canyon 0140B

Wispy Sunset Clouds over Santa Elena Canyon 0140A

Here are two versions of the same photograph showing pre-sundown clouds over Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend National Park on November 22. The first view was the default that Adobe Camera Raw presented me with, while in the second I adjusted that default to bring out the details in the shadows that my eyes had easily seen when I took the picture. Click the thumbnails to enlarge them. The first view, a quasi-silhouette, is more abstract and therefore perhaps more dramatic. The second offers much more information about the cliffs and canyon. Favor either view or both, as you wish.

© 2015 Steven Schwartzman

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Written by Steve Schwartzman

December 24, 2015 at 4:53 AM

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