I was looking for an image last night and I came across some shots from Arizona that I had previously left for dead. One in particular stood out because I remember coming across this tree as we were hiking to the Wave and I remembered that it just looked really cool sitting out there in the desert all by itself. I really didn’t have time to set up a proper shot and the sun was in the wrong part of the sky for the time of day that I was walking by but I figured, what the heck. When I got back home and started sorting images, it made its way to the bottom of the pile because it was, at first appearance, just another bad shot.
Enter Lightroom 2 with its great features like the Fill and Recovery sliders, the Adjustment Brush, and the Gradient tool. Once again I found myself saying, “What the heck”, and began the process of trying to resurrect my poor sad tree shot. After about 3 minutes, I was pretty pleased to find that there was actually something close to what I remembered when taking the image. I’m not going to be hanging it on the wall or anything but it does go to show just how much you can salvage your shots with the powerful features in Adobe Lightroom.