On Wednesday I was digging around the archives, looking for something new for this month’s desktop wallpaper when I found an image I forgot I had. This is Cape Kiwanda, near Pacific City, Oregon. I did about 10 minutes of post-production on it in Lightroom 3 as one last hurrah before moving to Lightroom 4. Here are some of the steps, in broad strokes:
Step Two (above)
Colour balance warmed up, and then Basic Adustments: Exposure +20 Recovery 38 Fill Light 35 Blacks 11 Brightness +50 Contrast +25 Clarity +45 Vibrance +25. Tone Curve set to Medium contrast.
Step Five (above)
Lens Profile correction to remove distortion and chromatic aberration. Take to Photoshop (Edit in > Photoshop CS6) and work on left edge of sky with a little cloning, and a little stretching. Then darken the whole sky a little (Duplicate layer, blend mode to Overlay, then layer mask to remove everything but sky, then lower opacity to 20% or so.) Finally removing the small fence posts (top right), and re-spotting image. Selective sharpen and back to Lightroom to print large on my Epson 3880. Hope you find this helpful.