There are two types of Landscape Photographers. Those that have a monks patience and can sit around waiting for the time of day and weather to be perfect, and those who know Photoshop.
I did a lot of Photoshop work on this one. Here is what it looked like out of my camera.
To get the photo I used the Light Craft Workshop ND 500 which gave me 9 stops of ND. This allowed me to set my shutter to 30 seconds to get the nice streaky falls. Then I took the bright sun at the top and enhanced it to give me a lens flare look. I really like a good lens flare look and the Canon 16-35mm f2.8 II just won’t do it. So I added it in post by painting color and setting the blending mode to hard light.
Next I added a lens flare and did a bunch more color in Photoshop. The final color I did in Lightroom. Right now my workflow is a little messy because there are some effects I want but can only do in Photoshop. But I still do like to do a lot of my coloring in Lightroom because I feel like it’s much quicker. But it does have its limitations.
Today’s Photo – Sun Flares at Yosemite Falls
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