It has been a while since I posted a picture I know but the main reason was that I have been re reading Lightroom Adventure and going through in more detail a number of the ideas and suggestions that I picked up, and re working my workflow and adjusting a lot of the preferences and settings.
I have also downloaded a huge number of presets from the excellent site here. Now that I have my workflow set up like a Pro, numerous custom presets in place, and some pretty cool metadata settings in place I just need to get out there and take more pictures.
As a number of things have changed in my life recently (all good and all to be posted on in due course) I now more than ever need to live my the mantra of Quality not Quantity so I intend to take a lot of pictures but process and publish only a few. The irony is that this picture was actually taken by Sands for a post she wanted to do on Almerimar Life, but I took the opportunity to manually make all the adjustments and at the same time demonstrate to Sands the power of Lightroom, and my developing skills. As ever your comments are welcome and appreciated.
The original picture is good and I can see why Sands was attracted by it. The first thing I did was some cropping and straightening. I wanted to bring out the dramatic effect even more with some deeper moodier colours, and to remove a few areas where the original image had blown out a bit.
I think we managed to achieve that.