Straightening buildings

Another beautiful fall day in Central Park.

Tall buildings pose as the backdrop to Central Park. Not So SAHM

Straightening buildings – ProjectEdit365 – 17 Oct

One of the awesome things Lightroom can do is straighten buildings.  My 17-55mm lens can distort tall objects, and with buildings, that’s not a good thing. So, I went down to the “Lens Corrections” and clicked “vertical”. I had to crop after that because it distorts the photo to make the vertical things straight. I added some warm light and adjusted the contrast and clarity. Ugh, I also tried to eliminate some of the sun flare on the building to the right and didn’t do a great job. Here’s the original. You might not even notice how much the buildings are leaning until you look at the edited photo:

17nov

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Fall in Central Park

Even New York City experiences the changing of the leaves. (These benches are one of my favorite parts of Central Park).

The sun sets behind golden leaves in Central Park. Not So SAHM

Fall in Central Park – ProjectEdit365 – 03 Nov

I brightened up the original just a little and added some warmth to it. I increased the contrast but decreased the clarity just a bit. Lowered the highlights and lightened the shadows. I used an adjustment brush on the sidewalk to increase its texture. I used a graduated filter on the lower fourth of the frame to increase the exposure. Here’s the original:

03nov

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