Beginner's Question

Alex Docklands

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Hello - I apologise if this is a basic question.

I have taken a photo of a snow capped mountain against a bright blue sky.

The snow (obviously) looks white, except where it is in a shadow, and in the shadow it appears an unnatural color that is a blue almost the same color as the bright blue sky. Is there any way of toning down the brightness of this blue in the shadows without toning down the brightness of the entire picture?

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but can't figure out what to do!

Alex
 

Happy Haggis

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Hi Alex and welcome to the forums. :)
You could use the adjustment brush to make local changes to the shadow area. Just select the adjustment brush and paint over the area you want to change and then adjust the sliders to taste.
 

DonRicklin

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You could also try warming the WB (white balance) a bit which may reduce the blue shadow some without affecting the sky, much.

Worth a try.

Don
 
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