Dodge and Burn

One of the tools in Lightroom that I am trying to gain some mastery of is the Adjustment Brush. Dodging and burning an image are accomplished through the use of this tool. Here is an unprocessed image that I took up at Cattail Falls in Big Bend National Park:

Original

Original

And here is the final image using mostly the adjustment brush for processing:

Final image

Final image

Ready to Pick

Original

Original SOOC

I saw these berries/fruit on a plant at the trailhead of the Chimneys Trail here in Big Bend. I am not sure what the plant is, but am doing so research to find out.

EXIF for the original image:

  • Nikon D5100 with Nikon 60mm (90mm equiv) macro lens
  • 1/640 sec exposure at 6.3
  • ISO 400

Image Workflow:

  • Import into Lightroom
  • Lens calibration
  • Crop (14 x 11 aspect ratio)
  • Camera calibration (camera landscape used for this image)
  • Basics Tab for adjustments to white balance,exposure,contrast,clarity and vibrance.
  • Export image to Photoshop Elements 11
Ready for Elements 11

Ready for Elements 11

  • Apply effects in Topaz Labs ReStyle plug-in
  • Add name to image with text tool
  • Apply effects in Alien Skin Snap Art 4
  • Save changes and import back into Lightroom for adjustment using the tone curve.

And finally, the fruit is ready to pick!

Ready to Pick

Ready to Pick