1-4 Challenge. September Week One. Sunset

Sunset-Week1

I am a bit late. Since I was late, I had told Robyn that I may miss this month, however, the young lady gently convinced me to get off my lazy bum and participate.

The basis for this week’s offering is an HDR image that I processed in Lightroom. I did the HDR processing in Lightroom, and i have to say that their engine is very good indeed. I applied the De-Haze slider. Despite the monsoons, we do get some haze.

Then, in Photoshop, I did virtually nothing. Finally, I reduced the noise using Nik and sharpened it using Nik. I need to practice some of the Unsharp Mask tools in Photoshop. They are a bit more time consuming but really powerful.

22 Comments

  1. He hee.. I’m glad you’re joining us πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
    Can’t wait to see what you do with this one. I really like it Rajiv and I think lots more potential. Love the framing and the sunset over the city.
    I tried the HDR merge in LR for the first time this month and I really like the results too.

  2. This is a really beautiful picture. I like Lightrooms engine as well although I do find it lacking when needing to edit areas that are drastically tonally different next to each other. I am interested to see where you take the picture in the coming weeks.

    1. Thanks. I need to look a bit closely into this aspect of LR that you mentioned. I did have Enfuse in LR 2014, but it seemed to have disappeared in LR 2015.

      The one that I do use more often, is Photomatix. However, I have to be very careful with that. A slight error in the controls, and I end up with a very grungy version, which is nice if you want that effect. However, if you want something more natural, which is what I generally prefer, then care is needed.

      For the next week’s, I am trying to resist the temptation of using filters like Nik and Topaz. While they are good, I sometimes think that they can make you lazy..

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