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To Kilted-Arab: overexposed sky??? atomas59 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 746 N: 637] (3826)::2010-10-20 20:12
Sorry, but there is not such a thing as an overexposed sky, or the entire shot or scene is, or it's not. As for the sky, you can't pick an exposure for the sky, and one for the rest of the image. Overcast sky often comes out luminous, when the exposure is set on highkey, as highkey I mean which this shot is...it could have been a touch darker. But getting back to the sky, an overcast sky, still apply a sun direction, so if you're aiming toward the sun, the luminosity of it will be great. You do get the same result even on a sunny day. the farther from the sun, the bluer the sky will be....to much toward the sun, you might end up with a very pale blue, even white sky..)))
Re: To Kilted-Arab: overexposed sky??? Kilted-Arab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1192 W: 77 N: 1849] (8186)::2010-10-20 20:31
ah, please forgive me. instead of writing "overexposed", I should have written "an extremely bright looking sky that gives the impression of being overexposed even though it isn't and even though there is no discernible colour or definition in the shape of clouds which would make it look more interesting and appealling".

Apologies, will remember for next time.
Re: To Kilted-Arab: overexposed sky??? Kilted-Arab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1192 W: 77 N: 1849] (8186)::2010-10-20 22:35
Monika - I cant add to my original comment, but perhaps you will read this message...here's a turtorial on fixing an overexposed sky

http://nyfalls.com/article-photoshop-fixing-sky.html

hope it helps
Re: To Kilted-Arab: overexposed sky??? WhiteKnight Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)::2010-10-21 9:12
The sky is over-exposed - simple! Bracketed HDR and merging would help here... There is definitely no definition or interest in the sky, otherwise a nice attempt at evening exposure.
Re: To Kilted-Arab: overexposed sky??? atomas59 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 746 N: 637] (3826)::2010-10-21 11:19
Hi David and Richard,

In a sense, is all a matter of terminology. I was in a sense making a reference of what one of my photography teacher once said in that matter. In any given scene there is only one exposure, right, over and under, the rest are consider to be values in comparation of a given exposure, if the exposure was done according to the sky, the rest of the scene would be to dark, while here seem to be the case of a slighly overexposed scene....resulting of high value in the sky area. Now Richard, I wasn't trying to diminish your input in the matter.....but more likely to engage in a further debate about exposure, so there is no need here for apologies...what is important is opinions on the matter.
The Getty Center shrill (33)::2010-10-22 7:49
Hello

I would like to thank you all for discussing this photo. It has given me some things to think about when dealing with post-processing and the technical problems with the photo. The sky was actually very bright and flat and I honestly didn't know what to do with it. I like how the trees draw the eye upward, but it would have been better had there been something up there (even texture...I'll see how much bracketing will help the next time I come across these conditions). I see that I should take more care in cropping my photo and exploring more of my processing program to make this photo look better. I am fairly new to processing photos and happy to receive advice on this matter (thanks for the link) as well as the details of such a bright sky.

I'll give what was discussed a try!