Adventures in Lightroom #1

I’m starting a new series of posts today, and I’m calling it “Adventures in Lightroom.”

I systematically post process most of my photos. I tend to shoot in RAW when I’m not using my iPhone (and I should really shoot in raw with the iPhone too) so without post treatment they tend to be a bit flat.

A few seconds work whips them into shape.

Occasionaly I come across a photo that takes more work and can sometimes be tweaked into something that pushes it to the limits.

My featured photo today fits that description nicely.

It was a metallic stork perched on a post that we saw on a visit to a Lavender Garden in North Yorkshire. A form of sculpture. It was just before a rainshower and the light was poor. In the unprocessed photo the Stork was almost in silhouette.

I just turned it into black and white, exagerating the contrasts and bringing in some definition to the sky to make it moodier.

I hope you like it 🙂

I’m thinking of posting the unprocessed image as part of the post. Would that interest you?

10 Comments

    1. Thanks Adrian. I’ll take your advice onboard. Effectively it could be distracting and as we know only a percentage of visitors get behond the feature photo to the accompanying text 😉

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