The first bit of editing for the image was done in Lightroom where the following steps were taken. 1.  Exposure       -1.19     Exposure was adjusted several times and finished here 2.  Highlights          83 3.  Shadows           36 4.  Vibrance            14    Vibrance was adjusted a couple of times 5.  White Clipping     2   I had increased white clipping considerably and then brought it back down 6.  Black Clipping  -21 7.  Clarity                43 8.  Saturation          19 9.  Crop                            A considerable portion of the river and a small amount of the sky were cropped out. 10. Blue Hue Shift     4   The next five steps were done to increase the blueRead More →

    I’m having a difficult time remembering all that was done with this image because I’ve been playing at backing up all my images to an external hard drive.  In doing so the history normally stored in Lightroom has disappeared. From what I recall most of the changes were in the lighting along with decreasing exposure, increasing whites and enhancing the blues.  I definitely did some sharpening and a vignette. Here is the before picture that I wasn’t sure if I would ever use as it was too muted for my taste.  This made it an easy choice for my addition to Stacy’s AfterBeforeRead More →