Autumn, in comparison (Fall, in comparison)

Two images, one RAW, one processed.

A well known photographer in Ireland, Ciaran Whyte recently expressed distain from having to judge 500 landscape images and advised that landscape photographers put down the saturation slider, among other things.

Landscape is normally about colour, depth, filling an image with interest and containment (maintaining the viewers eyesight within the image). Obviously B&W contravenes that but in general this holds.

The processed image below did not have any saturation slider applied to it. Well, in a manner of speaking. Applying a generic slider to an image generally darkens it so I used the Selective Colour tool to subtract colour from the colour channels rather than add unnecessary colour. It applies a boost in real colour without darkening the image. Doing the same and applying a mask that went through the calculations settings for the sky and duplicating helped to bring a sense of reality to an otherwise dead sky.

Hope you like.

Before

SONY DSC

After

After

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