Thursday, 1 September 2011

Shoot and Edit: Week 34 - Ocean/Pool/Lake/River

As Ashley was busy showing us this week how her editing has changed, I thought I'd join her!

I took this photo in July 2009, on my old Canon S3 (jpg)

It's taken down by our village brook and I loved the way the light was twinkling on the water.

I edited it at the time like this... 

Can you say with me ~ YUK! 

What was I thinking that that 'canvas' effect looked good? 

The original was sharper and brighter! 

Definitely an argument for 'if you don't know what you're doing leave well alone!!'

So today I revisited it ~ with LR3 and two years of know-how...


(well I think so..!)

My main aim was to POP to the colours in the flowers and enhance the sparkles on the water. Lightroom makes this kind of image a breeze :)

Here's my settings;

 Basic: Temp 0, Tint +3, Exp -0.97, Recovery 100, Fill 10, Blacks 2, 
Brightness +60, Contrast +60
Clarity +54, Vibrance +40, Saturation +20

Tone Curve: medium contrast (no changes)

Detail: Sharpness 31, Radius 1.0, detail 53, Masking 77
Noise Reduction: Luminance 22, detail 91, contrast 16, colour 100 (detail 90)

Lens Correction: defringe all edges
Effect: Very slight vignette (-10,54, +31, 77, 0)

Link up over at Ashley's blog to see her's and other's edits of their watery shots this week.


Ashley Sisk 1 September 2011 at 14:43  

Isn't it funny how our editing evolves over time. I used to love that kinda thing too and still love texture but I don't like to take away from the image. Great work!

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