So earlier today I took a picture of a squirrel in a tree. I am new to photography so I used what I learned to balance out the exposure by using the light meter and I snapped the pic. Later to realize the light from behind the tree caused some huge blowout patches. Turns out I should have realized it would do that and instead just under expose to compensate.
So with my little bit of darktable knowledge from messing about here and there and watching lots of tutorials I tried to salvage the photo.
I am open for critique on not only the edit but also photography critiques in general for the future are also welcome. I have a Canon t7i and took the photo with a 55-250mm lens so this shot was shot at 250 x 1.6 and I had to crop it in pretty huge to get the framing the way I felt was best.
Here is the edit. I would be willing to also share the Raw but not sure how best to share such a file. So here is a exported Jpeg of the edit, the xmp file, and a jpeg of the original.
Edited file + xmp
IMG_0015_01.CR2.xmp (6.9 KB)
Original as Jpeg