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New Here ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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try to figure out whats wrong with the background shadows

tone curve is fine

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LEGEND ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Please provide the following basic information:

 

  • Version NUMBER of your software 
  • Version NUMBER of your operating system
  • Describe what you think is "wrong" with the background shadows, and even indicate on the photo with an arrow or by encircling an area that illustrates the problem

 

 

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Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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lightroom 10.4

mac os mojave 10.14.6 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Okay, so what is "wrong" with these shadows? I'm not seeing it.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Your curves histogram indicates that the image is clipping the shadow end. So, fair chance you're seeing noise. With some cameras this can appear as banding and/or posterisation.

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Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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Looks like lens bokeh, but it's barely visible in your screenshot. As Ian Lyons mentions try applying some Luminace Noise Reduction, which may be causing bokeh artifacting in the shadow area.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bokeh

 

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LEGEND ,
Sep 09, 2021 Sep 09, 2021

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tone curve is fine

 

 

Meaningless, that is just an artificial constraint, that curve until you touch it would be a straight diagonal line, turned into a curve because you modified it. The line does not show an issue. Oh modifying it could cause an issue. (actually, mods shown are minimal, heaviest mod far right accomplishing nothing)

 

The histogram behind the curve, does show a heavily clipped photo in the blacks and shadows.

 

Before working with curve, go and see if you can recover some shadows in the basic panel, see if you can correct the black point.

 

If the shot is not RAW, forget all that.

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If you mean what is wrong with the dark background and shadows - look at the the histogram!

Like others said, go back to the basic panel after resetting the point curve.

Just do this for a test to see if the image improves overall.

Try the shadows slider - you will probably get noise.

Check your overall exposure too.

 

 

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Sep 11, 2021 Sep 11, 2021

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ok so i updated the mac os from mojave to catalina and it seems to be fixed.

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Sep 12, 2021 Sep 12, 2021

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great news!

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