This week I decided to focus on the bend in the track, I tried a few different ideas/crops and found this one the most pleasing to my eye.
I am sorry to see that the image looks soft especially around the trees in the background. If you click directly on the image it views better and more like what I saw when I was editing it. Not sure why there is such a noticeable discrepancy this time.
- Opened week 1 image in LR and tried a different preset, Cross Process 1.
- Then I tried a number of crop ideas and played with the main settings like highlights, shadows, clarity, contrast, etc, until I liked what I was looking at. This was over the span of a couple of days.
- I lowered the highlights a bit further and decreased the shadows at the end as well, trying to maintain the evening light jumping off the track but not blowing out the image.
- I used the Graduated Filter tool over the trees in the background bringing out some of their details.
I am always up for hearing what you think, feedback and ideas welcome. Make sure to visit other entries as well. You can find them on Robyn’s blog, Captivate Me HERE or use the tag “One Four Challenge”.