Use The Shadow Slider When traveling, we don’t always get to choose when we can be at a location. Harsh light can get in the way of a good photo. That’s why I suggest you make friends with the Shadow slider in Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom, or Elements. Well exposed image with no highlights blown out. The area on the right is in deep shadows, though. Same image with basic processing in Adobe Camera Raw. The shadows on the right have been opened thanks to the Shadow slider in Adobe Camera Raw. Same slider is in Lightroom and Elements. Have you used the Shadow slider? Does it work?