Lightroom Before and After

Unfortunately I have a lot of things going on this week so I don’t have time for a lengthy post but I did want to share this with you.  I was spending a little time in Lightroom with a few images that I shot out in Nevada and I decided to see how far I could take this one particular image in Lightroom alone.  So here is the before image as it looked right after import to Lightroom.

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Now take a look at the processed shot.  This is not Photomatix or Photoshop.  All this was accomplished simply by moving a few sliders within Lightroom.  It’s not only a testament to the power of the program but also to the amount of dynamic range that is contained in a RAW digital image.

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That’s all I have time for today but tune in next week when I will let you know what I think of my new Acer Aspire One Netbook.  Maybe I’ll even have time to show you how I moved those Lightroom sliders.

Have a great weekend!

Comments

  1. George Osborne says:

    An unbelievable conversion of contrasting light, how did you do it? I have a number of “failed” shots that I took earlier this year in Australia were the contrast was too much for the camera and I did not have the presence of mind to try taking bracketed shots to try making a HDR image plus I was being eaten alive by the bugs. I have kept the RAW images for when I further develop my skills then I may be able to accomplish what you have done. I really enjoy your blog and thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    George Osborne

  2. I am so impressed with Lightroom. I processed my first wedding with Lightroom a few weeks ago and I am really in love. Photos that seemed blown out were rescued and are some of my favorites. It’s my new favorite program! Back to the subject, though, I really like the before image (maybe more than the after). It has a nice mood to it.

  3. Curious to know how much noise there would be in what used to be shadows? I am very much impressed with your result.

  4. It really is a testament to what an amazing tool Lightroom has become.

  5. Lightroom and RAW are amazing. I’ve played with strictly using Lightroom as well, and the results are always impressive.

    Cool shot Jeff. I’m a “lone tree” fan. :)

  6. The first silhouette image is so much better. The second looks fake, like crappy HDR. Oh wait. It is fake. It’s processed :)
    Only kidding. the before shot does it for me.
    Thanks

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