The bright sky problem…
We’ve all done it – had a great scene to shoot but not got the right filters to balance the bright sky and land!
We end up with a boring bright sky and really dark foreground – it’s not ideal, but with most camera RAW files you can now fix this quickly in Lightroom.
The bright sky solution
In a nutshell, you can only do this with files where the sky isn’t totally blown out – there has to be some detail in there or nothing can be rescued.
The process is:-
- Use a grad filter in Lightroom to darken the sky
- Use the luminosity mask to keep the hilltops looking normal
- Close the GRAD
- Edit using your normal techniques
See it done…
Here it is done on a photo from the Yorkshire Dales – aimed at the user with some experience with LIGHTROOM.