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One of the things I learned in my photography class at The Desert Botanical Garden was, “Shoot for shadows, develop for highlights.”  Because you can alway add highlights after the fact.  But once an image is overexposed, it’s virtually impossible to recapture the shadowy portions of a photo in post-production.  Unfortunately, in my efforts to keep it all straight (like learning to golf), I overexposed the petals on this flower.  Even adding shadow doesn’t bring back the detail in the leaves.  I warmed up the picture, a little, but it’s all part of the learning curve.


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