“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”
― Ansel Adams
I am a visual person. I sometimes talk in photographs.
Even though I am not much of a photographer I love taking pictures, specially while travelling. Since I use my phone to capture all these images, it comes with its own set of limitations. My Oppo R11 plus is pretty awesome in capturing all the right colors, but I still end up processing the pictures to add a bit of contrast or shadow. Sometimes, I experiment and change the complete temperature and tone to give the image a different look.
Lightroom is my favourite software to do all the processing. Although, I have Photoshop installed in my laptop, I am not really good at it. My husband and I bought a course on Udemy, but we are yet to complete it. Call me lazy!! 🙂
I love to brighten my images with cool colors. You must have noticed that I add a lot of bluish hue in my pictures. But today, I searched for some free lightroom presets and tried out different color tones… like this one.
When it comes to rocky surface, I always increase the contrast to make the image pop out. The Navy blue tint in this one makes the composition appear quite dramatic.
Instead of high contrast and navy blue tint, the below picture has cooler shade.
Over the years I have made quite a few presets for processing my pictures. But the bluish tint is my most favourite preset till now. I just want everything to look bright and happy.
For those who are familiar with Lightroom, I have applied the same preset in the below picture. Then I added a graduated filter with pinkish hue and high contrast.
For the below image, I used a Graduated filter on the cliff to brighten and increase the contrast.
Sharing this image because I loved the angle. It looks likes a small waterfall next to a rocky beach. But in reality, there’s no beach. I am standing on a cliff, which is about 30 meters above the sea, and this mini waterfall is made by a small stream flowing over a rock.
If you want to try the Bluish hue Lightroom preset, here’s a Free download.
After downloading, follow the instructions to upload the preset in Lightroom.
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