Summer and lots of sunshine can often cause the sky to become unnatural dark blue. Have a look at the picture shot with my wife’s Iphone. It looks just like pictures shot with Kodak film in the old days. Where does all this dark blue come from?
I have the same problem with raw shots from my Nikon. The sky is way too dark blue, it should have been mostly white with a little blue. I have tried to fix the problem using color zones, color look up, color balance, color mapping etc. But I’m not happy with the result. What to do? Moreover, is it possible to do big adjustment to the blue sky without having to construct a mask?
Nikon raw and color zones:
DSC_2122.NEF (25.0 MB)