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 blue in the water and sky
11. Blue Sat Shift 9
12. Blue Lum Shift 13
13. Aqua Hue shift 18
14. Aqua Lum shift 24
15. Red Lum shift 13 To increase the tone in the buildings
Next the image was opened in Photoshop to add a few touches.
1. Unsharp mask
2. Using a small paintbrush, flowers were added to the flower boxes. This is visible in a larger image, but you will have to squint to see them in the smaller version.
Photoshop always seems to change the image and reduces the hue and saturation. The image does not have the same impact when imported to Photoshop. With this in mind I re-opened the saved image (different name of course) in Lightroom. Here again, I copy applied the same steps above again in Lighroom. However, the blue shifts had to be brought down as they were too severe when the copy was applied. This copy method was done like a preset as time was limited. Next time, I’ll probably do my Photoshop edits and then open in Lightroom. The final image was exported to a file directly from Lightroom.