Adobe Lightroom: New Zealand Summer Sunset. Before & After

by Andrew Smith January 11, 2011 7 Comments

This was a great opportunity to add the color and atmosphere of this sunset back into the photograph - much of the warmth and evening color was lost in the RAW image. I managed to bring this back  to life with Lightroom, the main adjustment was with the color in the shadow areas which I warmed up. I also pulled a bit more detail out of the cloud areas and generally lightened up the the image.

After Processing


Before Processing





Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith

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I am a Creative Director living and working in New Zealand, I have a special interest in travel and landscape photography, I also produce presets for Adobe Lightroom.



7 Responses

qunqun
qunqun

October 11, 2013

Love your picture!

Amy Parker
Amy Parker

June 27, 2011

Super duper work. Amazing shots. Love this light work ! http://bitly.com/jN9ZUp

Tyra
Tyra

March 15, 2011

Hi there:)
Your photos are so amazing! Here can i ask if i could buy some and use for our magazine. Looking forward to your reply:)

Nick
Nick

February 26, 2011

Nice Work, I am a fan

Jonathan Connolly
Jonathan Connolly

February 08, 2011

What is your process for saving out photos for the web without losing color quality?

Blaze
Blaze

February 04, 2011

Superb work! Love these before and after shots. Do you do all your post processing in Lightroom? (Never PS etc?)

Alexis
Alexis

January 22, 2011

Fricking nice work! I’ve been looking at all your images on Flickr, amazing stuff. Makes me want to quit programming and get out and about with a camera! Also makes me want to play with lightroom :)

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