Foggitt & Train

Posted By lime on February 10, 2017

software: style:

Before
Straight out of Camera
After
The finished image

The setup for this image

I ran past this scene often but never wanted to stop (losing a valuable minute on the timer).

I originally processed and posted this in 2014, but there was a slightly over-cooked HDR feel to it, so I have revisited this for 2017.
Step 1
Basic panel:
Highlights -100 (to bring something back to the sky)
Shadows +40 (brings the foreground to life)
Clarity +45 (add some dimension to the foreground)
Exposure +1 stop
Step 2
A slight bit of spot adjustment over the roof, to de-emphasise a shadow that crept in from the clarity adjustment. The shadow caused the top of the roof to be darker than the sides, where the colour should be mostly uniform (given the overcast sky).
Step 3
Add a little vignette, because I likes my vignettes.
Step 4
Then a bit of graduated filter at the bottom to lighten that area.

What do you think?

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