photoshop

Evening Edit.

IMG_6701 IMG_6701-3 You can sort of make daylight photos look like evening shots in Lightroom. The shadows won’t quite match because the sun isn’t actually low but it will at least fool some people and seem like avery warm day to others (movie-like sun, Arizona or something). Use the temperature control sparingly, go to the bottom of the menu and turn the image calibration tone to the pink side to taste. You might have to bring out the blues in the HLS section. Reduce the shadows and bring back some blacks, add some contrast and get rid of any residual bird poo.

Lightroom Experiments: Down.

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Quite similar to the previous post, tried to make the ricochets a bit more subtle and the gun flare a bit more realistic. The difficult part was getting a slight glow from the gun behind the rock.
As for the non-edited bits, the flashgun was pointing down from the top of the brick at the back of the shot to mimic floodlights like those around base camps.
Happy to hear comments about mistakes I made or tips you’d like to give/receive.

Lightroom Experiments: Hit and Miss.

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Not quite as elaborate as the first image in the series but here I tried to create relatively believable gunshot flares.
The ricochet mark on the top left looks a little cartoony but I think that fits in quite well. A more subtle touch is the blood by the fallen soldier as well as reflections on the knee and helmet on the other.

Lightroom Expriments: Tunnel

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Before and after shot of what I’ve been working on recently. No actual Photoshop was used – just adjustment brush layers in LR. I tried to be thorough with reflections like the edges of the tunnel and elbows/knee of the soldier.

The “tunnel” is really the hollow part of the bottom of a wall-topper, where the cement binds. Said cement is the crumbled debris around the tunnel along with some “burning” moss.

Day 4: Not a Flower.

IMG_4124This one caught my eye because the sun picked it out of the rest of the bush. I like having a camera directly behind some leaves or branches when looking at the subject. They bend the light and give some fun abstractions of the bokeh. They make macro photos more interesting meaning I don’t have to use photoshop to spruce them up.
Just FYI, these are all from the same walk around Leicester campus in May (backlogs…), while waiting for a friend to finish his exam.