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Lightroom

I have always been a fan of Adobe Lightroom for its simplicity. Learning the craft before the digital era taught me to try a get it right first time as it was always difficult to manipulate later (though not impossible). Lightroom is as near to the old darkroom process as you will get for the digital age. Its a shame really as it takes the edge away as a multitude of errors can be corrected after the shot, but not all.

Now I want to look at what it can do, so I will be posting some of my efforts for your feedback.

I went to my Great Nephew William’s christening during the summer, I was happy enough with the photo but now have looked at them again. I will work on these using various effects and processing so I have comparisons. The first edit was done a saved as a preset, the idea was to look for a high key effect or very little shadowing. But after the initial processing  the post cropping to be suited to the picture, so some have light vignetting and others dark.

BeforeWilliam Before

After

William After

Before

The sisters before

After

The sisters after

Before

Tracey Before

After

Tracey after

Each of these were processed using the same preset, using Adobe Lightroom’s Spot Removal tool and tweaking the exposure, the preset works better on photos with more exposure. With the Spot Removal tool I hadn’t realised that you could in effect paint over trouble areas rather than just spotting.

Below are more images that I have tried the same process with, not all work but are interesting.

youngones-1 rose-sally-1 rose-sally2-1 rose-tom-1 thebros-1 thehuntleys-1 Tracey-1-2 william-grandma-1 william-mum-dad-1 William-Rebeeca-1 william-richard-1 William-Rose-1 William-stare-1

 

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Project 365 2012/29 blistering barnacles

muscle shell with barnacles

This shell intrigued me, not only for the vivid color of the muscle shell but also the small back pack packers that it had picked up along its journey. They look like barnacles that have to be regularly scraped from the bottom of boats.

 

Project 365 2012/18 last winter rays of warmth

It is true that the best light is just as the sun is either rising or setting, this was the latter and the missus was hardly basking in the warmth of the last few rays in Winter, but she said it was still warm on her face.

Warmth from the last rays of winter sun