This is an image I thought I’d lost. The original was horrifically overexposed, so much so it was close to being white.
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.
It’s not a perfect shot, but it does have a certain quality to it that I find appealing.