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Sep 26, 2017 09:57 |  #1726

In lightroom I made basic adjustments then I cropped and straightened, warmed up the image, added a grad filter to the sky, and cooled that down. I brightened the right lower corner and the faces of the rocks in shadow just a little. I added a bit of saturation to the blue and green channels. Sent to PS added a high pass filter with a radius of 3.2 added vivid light and called it done

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Sep 26, 2017 10:29 |  #1727

LR Basic Adjustments cropped then to PS to remove blown highlights, and a little sharpening to the rocks, back to LR added gradient and color adjustments.


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Sep 26, 2017 11:05 |  #1728

16x9 crop, converted to black and white, add frame, add boat, add gradient fog made slight dodge/burn in LR. The end.

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Sep 26, 2017 12:16 |  #1729

I decided to post another one with a litlle more shadow recovery for the racks and horizon correction.


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Sep 26, 2017 12:19 |  #1730

roseyposey wrote in post #18460607 (external link)
Thanks .... but looking at some of the edits, especially those which gave the sky some blue, made me realise there's lots learn. Mind you I did know that. Maybe when I retire ....

For You: setings and filter (mask) that I use to get blue sky in the first image


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Sep 26, 2017 13:19 |  #1731

A little different crop, color adjustment, and a bit more sharpening of the rocks


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Sep 26, 2017 18:41 |  #1732

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I like your edit. You mentioned that you warmed your version which made it look better to you. To make the sky bluer, you could cool the image by adjusting the white balance and then darken using a gradient ND filter, bumping up vibrance, etc.

The main point of this thread is for others to share how they achieved the look they get so others can gain insight on how they can improve their own images.

Thanks I'll Google how to do that and give it a try.


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Sep 27, 2017 02:34 |  #1733

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Sep 27, 2017 08:47 |  #1734

Rosey, here's a link to many U Tube videos on how to use Gradient tool in Light Room :-)

https://www.youtube.co​m …adient+tool+in+​lightroom+ (external link)

Cormac, just looked at your images you posted here, looks like you like shooting auto racing, so I just wanted to mention when shooting a high dynamic image especially sunrises and sunsets, you may want to consider shooting a bracketed exposure shot, consisting of - 2 under exposed, a normal one, and + 2 overexposed, and letting Light Room merge all 3, and you will not get those blown out whites like you had in this image. Also there is a setting you can set on the 80D to show blinkies of your highlights. It will show you areas in your exposure that are being blown out

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Sep 27, 2017 15:00 |  #1735

Bianchi wrote in post #18461355 (external link)
Rosey, here's a link to many U Tube videos on how to use Gradient tool in Light Room :-)

https://www.youtube.co​m …adient+tool+in+​lightroom+ (external link)

Cormac, just looked at your images you posted here, looks like you like shooting auto racing, so I just wanted to mention when shooting a high dynamic image especially sunrises and sunsets, you may want to consider shooting a bracketed exposure shot, consisting of - 2 under exposed, a normal one, and + 2 overexposed, and letting Light Room merge all 3, and you will not get those blown out whites like you had in this image. Also there is a setting you can set on the 80D to show blinkies of your highlights. It will show you areas in your exposure that are being blown out

https://www.youtube.co​m …t+exposures+in+​canon+80D+ (external link)

https://www.youtube.co​m …3+exposures+in+​light+room (external link)

https://www.youtube.co​m …s+in+the+80D+ca​non+camera (external link)

Thank you I'll take look.


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Sep 27, 2017 15:40 |  #1736

Bianchi wrote in post #18461355 (external link)
Rosey, here's a link to many U Tube videos on how to use Gradient tool in Light Room :-)

https://www.youtube.co​m …adient+tool+in+​lightroom+ (external link)

Cormac, just looked at your images you posted here, looks like you like shooting auto racing, so I just wanted to mention when shooting a high dynamic image especially sunrises and sunsets, you may want to consider shooting a bracketed exposure shot, consisting of - 2 under exposed, a normal one, and + 2 overexposed, and letting Light Room merge all 3, and you will not get those blown out whites like you had in this image. Also there is a setting you can set on the 80D to show blinkies of your highlights. It will show you areas in your exposure that are being blown out

https://www.youtube.co​m …t+exposures+in+​canon+80D+ (external link)

https://www.youtube.co​m …3+exposures+in+​light+room (external link)

https://www.youtube.co​m …s+in+the+80D+ca​non+camera (external link)

I think i have blinkies enabled. But dont pay them much attention tbh. Ive not had much luck with bracket shots. Ive done them, but after merging LR makes all kinds of adjustment on its own


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Sep 27, 2017 18:59 |  #1737

Cormac wrote in post #18461673 (external link)
I think i have blinkies enabled. But dont pay them much attention tbh. Ive not had much luck with bracket shots. Ive done them, but after merging LR makes all kinds of adjustment on its own

SNS is my favourite for HDR ... Photomatix also good.


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Sep 27, 2017 19:01 |  #1738

roseyposey wrote in post #18461771 (external link)
SNS is my favourite for HDR ... Photomatix also good.

it might well be user error on my part. The blended image looks really no different than a single well exposed photo that was manipulated in such a way as to mimic HDR. I'm not going to spend more money on photo editing software. Bad enough I already pay $10 a month for LR and PS


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Sep 28, 2017 04:06 |  #1739

roseyposey wrote in post #18461771 (external link)
SNS is my favourite for HDR ... Photomatix also good.

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Sep 28, 2017 18:59 |  #1740

Aurora 2018 just released today finally for Windows as well as Mac... The nice thing about it they say an update to follow in Oct for ability to create Luminosity Masks.


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