It’s time for another quick before and after example. These are a lot of fun to show as I think a lot of the time it helps to see exactly where the final product started in order to visualize what manipulations I’ve done in post production.
Daily Inspiration – Winter in New England
This photograph was taken last year and in my mind really captures the theme of winter in New England. I’d gone out shortly after a fresh snow during sunrise and as I was waiting for the sun to rise the moon was setting on the western sky.
As you’ll notice from the before image, this was once again a fairly underexposed shot to start with. To bring it back to life I increased the exposure and shadows sliders added some clarity and sharpness and played around with the saturation.
Finally, in Photoshop, I cloned out a distracting bunch of shrubbery in the foreground which is barely visible in the underexposed image, but completely distracting from the shot when corrected in Lightroom.