My first challenge was to find a photo worth recovering – then I found this one, a memorable sunset over the rooftops of Amsterdam, taken on a very happy Photo 101 “meeting” earlier this year. There was alcohol involved hence the very poor quality of the original shot.
The second challenge was to edit the original shot in Lightroom CC following Mitch’s detailed instructions.
Of course, I am hopeless at following instructions, and, in common with many men, rarely ask for directions.
So, I gave up, and cheated by pushing the darkened image through HDR Efex Pro 2.
Not happy with the result particularly but at least my effort is better than the old *the dog ate my homework*.
Will try harder next time.
(shot with nikon d700 and nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens at ISO200, 1/250s at f/8.0, edited in Lightroom CC and HDR Efex Pro 2)
“When the orbits of these two satellites of ours happened to cross paths, we could be together. Maybe even open our hearts to each other. But that was only for the briefest moment. In the next instant we’d be in absolute solitude. Until we burned up and became nothing.”
― Haruki Murakami
(tree, all low keyed up and waiting for me in a forest near tervuren…)
(for Imagecraft Bootcamp — Low Key Images, by Mitch and Lucile)