Misty Melody || Post-processing Before And After
It’s been a long time since I’ve shared a Post-processing before and after comparison but I think this scene is a great example of how far I like to push the colors and contrast in my RAW files.
Also, while I rarely replace skies in my photography, this was a shot where I felt it to be absolutely necessary. I shot in this location over the course of many days and on a few mornings I captured beautiful fog with clear skies and other times, I had zero fog and epic skies. This resulting image is a blend of 2 different days shooting in nearly the identical location and focal length.
After some small tweaks in Adobe Camera Raw before import, I used hand painted masks in Photoshop to blend the two RAW files together. Once the blending was complete, I gradually built up the color contrast in specific areas until I felt that the light had a nice and even balance. I find that while working with foggy and hazy environments, it’s best to apply adjustments selectively rather than globally since each area can have varying degrees of atmospheric haze. Post-processing images like this becomes a delicate game of push and pull where careful brush strokes and masking can really make the difference, especially when applied with the pinpoint precision of a +Wacom
Of course, I’ll be covering many different post-processing techniques like this during our Italy Photo Tour. :)
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