Ghost shadows on RAW images imported into Lightroom 4.1 and PS6 (adjustment brush copied)

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I have a very distrinct upside down L-shaped shadow showing up on some of my photos. This shadow shows up on 5 photos only of a group of around 35. The shadow only appears on the photos in Lightroom 4.1 and PS6 and DOES NOT appear in Nikon ViewNX2.

I hot these photos with a Nikon D800, ISO 200, Nikkor 24-70 mm f/2.8. I have never experienced this with my D3 nef files.

Do you think there is a problem with Adobe’s interpretation of the D800 Nef files or is something else going on?

Tim

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Chris Cox

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Double check the RAW images in Lightroom - it looks like you have an adjustment applied to all of them (and the "L" is the painted mask).
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Yeah, it looks like an Adjustment Brush that was inadvertently synchronized to a few other photos, perhaps via an errant Auto Sync being in place or perhaps one too many check marks in a purposeful Sync.
Try clicking on the original Import history state in the lefthand Develop panel and see if it goes away.
If not, can you provide a link to download one of the NEFs with a problem? Use www.dropbox.com or www.yousendit.com and post the public download link. If others can see it in the NEF file then it is encoded in there. If not, then it is something that was applied in LR or ACR.
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Now that you mention it, I remember darkening a background highlight using the brush. What a moron! ;>) Old age has definitely caught up to me.

Sorry about that guys but THANKS for the quick reply.

Tim