My only suggestion re the burnout would be to try shooting in aperture priority mode and use something around F8. This will reduce the shutter speed so you may need a tripod but it should reduce the burnout - theoretically! Richard Crowe Visit My Website
I have lens envy. I think I'd just crop out the tree. Alternatively, I've discovered for over-bright areas in which there is just no saving, you can clone texture from another part of the tree, or another tree. The trick is to lower the opacity to about 30%, which will help the new info blend into the shape of the over-bright object. --Chris
My creatiave side is starting to stir. Ken- you fell the tree, Chris you push the guy out of the way and I'll rescue the lens !! It looks bigger than mine. john We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
There are two ways i know which may help........you could clone the grass, fence and the ground over the tree to get rid of it whilst retaining your frame size OR if you want to keep the tree, you could select the area that is burnt out using the maquee tool or the lasso tool (whichever you prefer), then cut those pixels and clone grass, fence and ground where needed......hope this helps......by the way....nice shot!
Its a bit like mobile Phones!..what did we do before we had them?....lassoo tools,maquee tools,clone it out,and lower opacity!....be far easier to take three shots at the time F5,F8and F16!,then you would end up with as much in focus as you wanted,,we depend far to much on PS and the like , when we should just try and improve our Photographic technique!..my wife bought me a mobile phone 2 years ago and I still have the first £10 on it!..sorry for this rant...lol...Ken
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