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Exposure Blending Images Containing Complex Horizons

orftoden

Lakewood, US
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orftoden Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Jun 2008
Sun 28-Apr-13 02:05 PM

Hi, I often run across a situation where I would like to use exposure blending using layer masks in photoshop to get a final properly exposed image from one underexposed and one overexposed image (e.g., one image sky is blown out and another where it is properly exposed but the rest of the image is underexposed). However, more often than not, the horizon in my photos contains objects such as trees etc. that result in banding/an unnatural halo in the area between the sky and the horizon. I assume that I am not the only person who has run into this issue. What techniques do you all use to overcome this obstacle? My issues may be that I am not using the most efficient selection techniques? I can post an example of my problem if you all think it would be helpful.

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