She can take a leaf and create a whole world with back story, intrigue, good guys, bad guys, and no ending – because the story always continues.
The original was too dark. I increased the exposure only a little. I think what helped is moving the tone curve line up. That also matted things a bit, which I wanted for this pic. I didn’t want the buildings to be too distinctive. I used an adjustment brush on her face to lighten it up and another brush to increase the contrast and clarity on her hair. I also decided to clone out the men, but I didn’t even think about cloning out the buoy in the water. I increased the vibrance and moved the tint slider towards magenta. I sharpened and decreased the noise and added a small vignette. Here’s the original:
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4 thoughts on “Big imagination”
Hey some cameras and phones have the hdr function which compensates for you. Why not try it and see the contrast?
You’re right! I’ve forgotten about the HDR preset I have in Lightroom. So, check out tonight’s edit (25 Nov) – I’m using it again. 🙂
Love it! Good picture. xoxo