Lightroom 3, Photoshop CS4, Silver Efex Pro 2, Perceptool Equalizer, and Perceptool 2. With this amount of software all adding Contrast it’s quite easy to get halos around everything so caution and restraint are required. Hopefully the result gives a feeling of depth and modelling in the lighting.
The colour image was exported from Lightroom in to Photoshop.
SFX2 was used with the high structure pre-set with contrast and brightness adjustments.
Perceptool Equalizer was used to alter global contrast and Perceptool 2 was used to add micro contrast.
Various curves and lightening and darkening were applied in Photoshop on adjustment Layers.
A small amount of sharpening was added in Lightroom in the Develop Module (Amount 10 (the Standard amount is 25), Radius 1.0), and sharpening for screen in the export as a JPG.
This picture was taken in March 2005 with a 8mp Canon 20D with a poor quality Canon 28-135mm lens. I remember it was snowing as I walked towards the Minions Cheese Ring.
Below is a straight out of the camera picture with no amendments. I only include this picture to show where I started and that my files out of the camera are no different to everybody elses.
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(C) Andy Beel FRPS