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More Lightroom 2 Work

Posted by
Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 7 June 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

Wild flowers atop the dunes at Monterey Bay.

Can you see what I did here? Look at the cumulus clouds and the coastline of The People's Republic of Santa Cruz in the far distance. These were all but washed out in the original RAW file. I darkened the cloud with the brush tool, i.e. reduced exposure in that small area, and goosed the saturation in the coastline. Bringing up these details greatly increased the "depth" of the image I think.

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Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Nice work! Something I have to practice with.... I don't do much of "fancy" stuff in Lightroom or Photoshop but would love to learn how. ;)
The sky is fantastic! Nice composition too. :)

7 Jun 2009 5:20am

micke bergling from Sweden

Yes... lovely pic .

7 Jun 2009 11:44am

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Excellent, and thank you for showing me the possibilities of improving a photo.

7 Jun 2009 12:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Well done.

7 Jun 2009 1:48pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

You have mastered that tool that I am so anxious to learn!! Great job you did on this one...It's just great that with that one little tool, you can "save" a shot !!

7 Jun 2009 3:14pm

willow from Chelsea, United States

Very nice results. I like the flowers in the foreground and I agree that the photo wouldn't have been nearly as effective if you had "pumped up" the distant shoreline. Well done.

7 Jun 2009 3:50pm

Bookfool from Mississippi, United States

Gorgeous. I'm going to look into this program. Thanks for the info on the price. :)

8 Jun 2009 1:56am