Juhana Sadeharju wrote:
How would one correct the photos 7748 and 7749 to look like
7741 and 7751? And at the same time preserving the sunrays?
It's not a problem with the camera or the software - it's just a
difficult type of image to capture, with too much contrast.
Looks to me like you need to make a composite picture.
If you look at the histogram of the image, you will see it has 2 peaks -
one in the darker area, and one in the lighter area. No amount of curves
etc is going to fix both, one or the other will be either too light or
Take the best/enhanced image of the sky, and overlay it with the
best/enhanced image of the ground.
There's many websites and magazine articles covering the problem, and
one chosen at random from a google search may help:
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