As I said earlier, two versions of the picture of Lulworth Cove today. Above is the new edit of the picture that is going to be appearing on my website. Earlier on I posted the previous edit.
What are the differences?
Well the main thing is the feel of the image. This is a lot warmer and brighter, much more how I remember it, and much more pleasing as an image.
Most of the processing has been carried out in Lightroom, using the basic panel and HSL Panel, along with localised dodging and burning.
Dodging and burning are two of my favourite tools, which I used in this image to highlight the lights and darken the shadows, trying to give depth to the image.
After doing all the image processing in Lightroom, all I had to do was clean up the sensor dust marks in Photoshop. And there is one more thing I wanted to do.
Because of the way I shot this image, when I straightened the horizon I lost too much of the image.
I did the correction and the crop in Photoshop using the content aware crop feature in Photoshop, which fills in the gaps where there is nothing. I had to do some local correction where this wasn't 100%, but Photoshop did a pretty good job I have to say.
The other way around this problem would be to take the picture from further back!