Stacy from Visual Venturing is hosting One Photo Focus, a photo editing challenge. Editing is something that I don’t have much experience with, so I thought this would be a good way for me to learn. Please click through the link above, it’s an amazing group of talented people. Thank you to Stacy for organising this, I know it was a lot of work!
Here is the original photo by Manal Ali of A Single Shutter
And my 2 edits:
During this process, I learnt about the “Graduated Filter” tool, you can see the effect of it if you look at the two edited photos. the one on the left is “ungraduated”. The colour version, I’ve used the graduated filter on an angle front top left down in the “white space” of the sky, allowing me to decrease the exposure in just that section to bring in some moody clouds that were overexposed.
Some basic notes on the editing that I did in LightRoom –
- corrected the for the lens so that the light poles and buildings are standing up straight – this is a good one to know about, so that your building don’t look like they are falling forward or back, usually most noticeable when using a wide angle lens. I use a 17mm lens a lot, so I just have to fix it.
- increased exposure slightly to bring out a little more details in the buildings
- increased contrast and clarity and decreased highlights to bring out the detail of the tree on the right
Next time, I will be better at recording what I do, to give you a little more information here.