Background retouch

This is an example of a backlit image where the sky gets very close to completely flat (by over exposure white-out), a common problem. And if you didn’t bring your tripod and do multiple shots with different exposure and then create an HDR image later, some other technique is required. Since the crane has pretty simple and well defined edges, it is possible to mask it and replace the background manually. So that’s what I did. You can compare the images below.

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