Thursday, February 26, 2009

Afghanistan presents image challenges

The harsh environmental conditions in Afghanistan can present challenges to the photographers tasked with documenting the efforts on the ground. Dust/sand storms and glare can get in the way - and sending you into the digital darkroom.



In this shot, there's plenty of detail information available to expand upon.



Photoshop and the Forensic Photoshop process can cut through the sand storm to reveal an incredible shot.



The same goes for the shot of our friends in the tractor kicking up a bunch of dust. With the power of Photoshop and a systematic approach, clearing up the shot is a breeze.



You even get the added bonus of detail out on the horizon. For this image, aggressive use of the Recovery and Vibrance sliders in ACR helped a lot.

To all of our troops and workers overseas, stay safe and come home soon.

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