Candlestick Butte - Before & AfterCanyonlands, Utah
- December 27, 2008
Focal Length: 200mm
Picture taken by my brother; +Victor Pantoja
Post processed by myself.
Post processed in Lightroom 4 as follows;
1. White Balance: Custom
2. Custom crop
3. Highlights: -100
To remove the bland light.
4. Shadows: +50
To bring up the details in the shadows.
5. Whites: +55
and slid the slider to the right until I saw a few 'white' pixels
6. Blacks: -65
and slid the slider to the left until I saw several 'black' pixels
7. Clarity: +50
Adds contrast and pop.
8. Simple LR B&W conversion
9. Sharpen: +70
10. Noise: +30
11. Color Noise: +100
12. Enabled Lens Correction
13. Removed Chromatic Aberration
14. Vignetting: -15
15. Graduated Filter on top third of image; Exposure - 75
Post Processed in PS as follows;
HPF set at 5 pixels
2. Blur effect
a. Made a copy of the original file
b. Added a Gaussian Blur effect @ around 9-12%
c. I then added a layer mask and proceeded to paint what I wanted to be blurred (background).
3. Dodge & Burn
1. Burnt the base of the butte because I didn't like how it looked and to bring your eyes upwards.
2. Dodge the butte to make it pop.
4. Added my brothers watermark.
Questions / Critiques / Followers are welcomed.
It takes too long to actually explain why I move certain sliders ...
however, if you do ask, I will answer any questions you may have.