Straight out of the camera, this photo from Nomadic Samuel is a winner and has a lot of potential. You see how he included tons of sky? That’s a sure sign he was thinking while shooting (a rare trait among digital camera users these days). Here’s my 2 cents about how this good shot could become more frame worthy.
What I Like
- The interesting subject and location
- Nice composition placing the horizon lower down to get more sky
- Great sky and cloudscape
- Brighten the exposure and colors, especially of the boat
- Center the boat in the frame more exactly
- Draw out the clouds more without being distracting
This time I did most of my edits in Lightroom. Generally to make quick corrections on single exposure shots (as opposed to HDR photography) I’ve been finding that Lightroom can do a passable job. However, Photoshop has way more options and goes way deeper. Also, my workflow varies from photo to photo and I’m always looking for way to improve the process. Here are screenshots of my global adjustments and each of the masks I used. I did not use Photoshop at all this time.
Slide the slider to compare the before/after shots.
What do you think? Anything you would’ve changed differently or left the same?
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