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Gloucester Cathedral : a rescued RAW image

October 15th, 2018 by Ross A Hall

Filed under : Design

Gloucester Cathedral : a rescued RAW image

October 15th, 2018 by Ross A Hall

Filed under : Design

This is an image I thought I’d lost. The original was horrifically overexposed, so much so it was close to being white.

Gloucester Cathedral - Original

The original, overexposed image.

I always shoot RAW where the camera allows, and it’s RAW files that I edit with in the main. A RAW file is a useful thing as it captures the data directly out of the camera without processing it. That’s everything from f-stop settings to the light touching the individual pixels on the sensor. Without processing for JPEG, there’s no loss in the data.

Which is how I rescued this one.

With nothing to lose, I got heavy handed with the settings. Contrast, brightness and exposure were adjusted until the image started to emerge. Finally this appeared.

Gloucester Cathedral

It’s not a perfect shot, but it does have a certain quality to it that I find appealing.

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