Here I am again, posting about something related to highlight recovery. This time, something in combination with adjusting the base curve, and some behavior I don’t quite understand. (possibly somehow related to this: Highlight recovery artifacts)
Take this _DSC2906.NEF (26.3 MB) and _DSC2906.NEF.xmp (6.6 KB). Can someone explain why, if I pull the output level of the base curve hard to the middle, I get this? Why do all normally exposed pixels turn white (as I would expect), but the pixels that were initially already overexposed and then clipped turn yellow/purple? I would assume they also should turn white.
Edit: actually, something really interesting I just found. If you slightly lower the clipping threshold from 1.000 to 0.950 virtually all purple/yellow disappears and things appear white. So I really think the highlight recovery module does something not quite right.