Before_After


Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon,
Iceland

September 3, 2017 @ 11:30am

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Pre-edit

Conditions were not ideal as it was slightly raining and heavily overcast. Stills were signficantly flat in contrast, lacked depth, as well as desaturated in colors.

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Post-edit Lightroom

To achieve the visualization I had in mind. I raised the overall exposure then in the RGB tone curve crushed the blacks slightly, lowered the shadows, and lifted the highlights. Within the Basic panel I lowered the contrast slightly, raised highlights/whites, and dropped blacks. I prefer less contrast in order to emulate the natural atmospheric representation. To achieve this I typically lower my clarity slightly.