This morning I was editing some very high-contrast images taken recently with my D750, when I noticed some really strange artifacts when using anything other than the default ‘Clip highlights’ method of the ‘Highlight recovery’ module. In particular the ‘Reconstruct color’ behaved unlike I have seen before.
I am wondering if this would be expected behavior, considering the overexposure from the sun. I thought I had really good results with the color reconstruction in the past, so I tried if it may be some bug in DT. Unfortunately, the behavior is exactly the same in 2.2.5 (now using 2.4.1).
200% crop with ‘Clip highlights’ - nothing special
200% crop with ‘Reconstruct LCh’ - jagged edges on the dark middle section
200% crop with ‘Reconstruct color’ - glitchy stuff at the edges of the overexposed area
200% crop showing raw highlights
And the original RAW, in case you are interested to try yourself.
_DSC2883.NEF (27.5 MB)
I hope anyone can shed some additional light on this issue (pun intended)