And finally for now on this shot here is the black and white version. This is the boats in Padstow again.
The last of my new Cornwall pictures for a while.
I really like the way this image has turned out. Rather a lot.
To me this has a certain sense of style about it. This is the same shot as the previous colour post. I merely selected the black and white tab in the basic panel in Lightroom, and processed it from there.
I applied the following settings in Adobe Lightroom
I then went through the colours in the channel mix making specific adjustments.
Sharpening was +86 with a radius of 1.2pixels.
Lens corrections just to deal with the wide angle distortion.
And then to my favourite part of Lightroom.
I love dodging and burning. Possibly because I learnt to process film and prints in the darkroom, with those actual chemicals, safe lights and all that. And dodging and burning was about all I had in the way of tools.
The brush tools in Lightroom are so powerful. I dodge and burn virtually every image, applying locally also other things such as contrast, clarity, sharpness, white balance, Dehaze – anything really.
Now this might all seem like a lot of work but I knew intuitively what I wanted from this shot, and as I was experimenting to get a certain effect I was happy to spend some time and experiment properly.
Plus, this is not specifically for a commercial client so I did not have the usual commercial photography time pressures.
Believe it or not this is what I enjoy doing. Yes I love working in Lightroom (and more and more Photoshop). I love taking the base RAW image and creating something with it. An image I have considered, captured, processed.
That is the whole process captured in one word. Created.
That is why in this digital age there will always be a need for professional photographers, who can do that little bit extra to make their work stand out.
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