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Old 02-01-2017, 03:37 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by abr View Post
Would using a graduated filter in Lightroom work, or is it tricky to do without giving the appearance of the image being too heavily edited. For example, with this "cloudy day" shot from that day I was on the same platform, but facing away from the sun:

Could the uploaded edit using a graduated filter work? Are there any other issues to be concerned about?
Hi Adam,

The graduated filter works great in Lightroom. It works so well that I hardly every carry the $100 B&W 2-stop grad ND that used to live in my bag. The Lightroom feature is so much more flexible than a fixed grad ND. I use the feature a lot, especially on shots taken in challenging conditions where the sky is bright but the light on the subject isn't great. It works great. Just be careful how much exposure you dial into it.

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