Hi Brian,There's a fantastic range of tones in that photo Richard.
I don't know how you've done it but the variations are incredible.
I love the graduation in the sky and am baffled by the lack of light on the foreground grass.
Please enlighten me?
I thought I asked to be enlightened not baffled.Hi Brian,
It is a fairly contrasty colour original.
I applied a LR black and white profile - I don't know if they ship as standard - should do.
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Then made a few adjustments to highlights and shadows, nothing radical, plus a bit of dehaze
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The biggest alterations in tone were made in the Black and White adjustment panel in Lightroom. I got big shifts in tone on the building, sky, pathways and grass with a few sliders.
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And finally, split toned with a bit of orange in the highlights and a bit of blue in the shadows.
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That's all in Lightroom. Then over to Photoshop for smart sharpen and a frame.
I've also started using Greg Benz's free web sharpen plug-in to create my jpegs. I've seen a marked improvement in rendering in the shadows for posts on this site.
Most of the things I did to that picture would be available in any decent editor. You wouldn't necessarily get the black and white starting profile, but you get very similar options in Luminar. What do you use?I thought I asked to be enlightened not baffled.
Actually, that's all quite clear..........
if I only used Lightroom
But thanks very much for taking the time Richard.
Now, back to your beer....
One step at a time.I've got Affinity and have very limited skills with it.
I must admit though, that all the technical terms I'm discovering through this site will surely come in handy one day.
There's one big problem though, and I really should have it as my signature:
I'm not a slow learner; just a fast forgetter.
It's actually a bit of an issue. The video courses that I've had to repeatedly watch are several hours longThanks for bearing with me Richard and I feel somewhat comforted with your mentioning that it takes you more than one look at a video or whatever, to finally sink in.