On a rare trip into Town I went into a church (circa 11th C with bits added over the years) and fell in love with an old door that was rather quirky. The trouble was that the sun was shining on it through a huge stained glass window behind me, and I couldn't catch the beautiful oaken sheen because of the reflected white light.
In the end, I didn't manage to make a good photo of it anyway, but would like to know if there's any way I can use LR to get rid of more of the reflections if I take a better photo another time, or is it just a case of returning to the church when the natural light is more sympathetic?
I played around with the LR sliders for ages, but couldn't dim the lights without spoiling some other part of the photo. I'd be very grateful for any advice, as I like old wooden subjects very much, and would like to be able to capture them at their best.
Canon 450D, 18-55 kit lens, hand held (exif intact).