I was wondering if it is OK to ask for help regarding an overexposed sky in a photo I took. It is not the best best capture, but I still would like to improve it as much as possible. I am quite satisfied with the way the picture looks except for the unnatural look of the sky at the right top corner.
I am not quite sure that I have fully understood how highlight reconstruction works, but what I have done, is that I have used the highlight compression until the overexposed part does not appear clipped by the clipped highlight indication, and then a bit more. I then activate the highlight reconstruction function and select the method which produces the best looking result (in this case “blend”). It usually turns out quite well, but this time it looks a bit unnatural.
Any tips on how I could improve the photo (except to expose better the next time), or my understanding on how this works, would be greatly appreciated! I enclosed the jpg, the raw file and the pp3.FOTO1229.jpg.out.pp3 (11.3 KB)
FOTO1229.CR2 (25.1 MB)