Didereaux wrote:I certainly cannot see anything wrong with the processing. Nice detail and super color.
St3v3M wrote:A great example of taking something average and making it your own. Thank you for starting this! S-
LindaShorey wrote:Very appealing, Chuck. Nicely worked!
Thank you, Monte, Steve, and Linda. One of the things I like best about Lightroom is the ease of manipulating highlight, shadow, white, and black. I know Lightroom = ACR, and when I first started fooling with raw I used ACR, but my take is that Lightroom is overall easier, less klutzy than ACR. Like anything else it's all according to what you get used to. I also find that Lightroom works very well with jpegs. Jpegs are more limiting, but I have seen lots of assertions that jpegs "can't" or at least "shouldn't be" post processed, but I have never found that to be true.
I had prepped this pair earlier. I think they're appropriate. When I first got my P7000 in 2011 I'd been goofing around with white balance, tried tungsten, forgot about it, and the next day we journeyed down to Dubuque (another favorite ride + walk) and I was happily snapping away in the bright sun (the P7000 had no electronic viewfinder) which made the display hard to see so I did not notice for awhile that everything was BLOOOOOOOOOoooo! They're all jpegs of course so I wrote them off, but came across them the other day and thought I'd see how much I could drag back from the brink of blue. The second one was adjusted just with white balance and tint sliders. I could try the adjustment brush on the walkway and the foreground boulder, but initially this was just an experiment. It's also a lesson; if you shoot jpegs, check your WB setting!