This is a picture of a room in Lower Bridmore Farm, Dorset.
This is a single exposure of a refurbished room photographed for the architect, Andrew Stone. None of that bracketed stuff here.
Sometimes less is more and I like this shot. It is clearly a room. With nice stuff going on outside the room.
And the light is important. The light coming in from the window reflecting off the old polished floorboard.
This image was part of a set of 30 images, as I said, taken for the architect.
I have processed this image in Adobe Lightroom, where I did the following (I will continue after my Lightroom induced cuppa break!).
Seriously Lightroom is just sat there doing nothing other than slowing everything else down. It does I this from time to time. All I do is shut it down and fire it up again and it is just fine.
So back to the image. It is a bedroom in this lovely, refurbished farm in north Dorset.
I have taken a virtual copy of this image in Lightroom, and done a completely new edit for my portfolio.
I wanted to draw out the reflection and detail in the flooring, in particular the light reflecting off the floor from the window. I also wanted to get more detail out of the tree and grass in the background. These two features place this as an old building in the country.
In Lightroom I carried out the usual corrections in the basic panel to the following sliders
(I never use the Saturation slider)
I did a bit of work in the HSL panel, where I used the Targeted Adjustment Tool to darken and accentuate the blues and greens in the window.
Some dodging and burning (which I probably do to every image), sort the sharpening and then over to Photoshop for a bit of work removing the smoke detector and curtain fixings, as well as removing some debris from the floor.
And then as I looked at the finished item something was not right.
It was not straight.
I had forgotten to do the verticals, and most importantly this shot need a slight horizontal rotation, which I did.
And that is another portfolio image in the bag!
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Tuesday 30th August 2016