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Shoot & Edit: Week 12-Green Edit

Well, that didn't take me long.

I mean I really didn't have much to go on this one. It's one of the best, if not THE best, SOOC image I've ever taken. My adjustments are so miniscule that the difference is very slight...and I even have to look back and forth a few times to find them. But it's getting late and my eyes are a little tired from wearing my contacts all day. What do you think? When editing I had to reset my changes a bunch of times because I was trying to do too much to it.
Here is the before:
SOOC Green

And here is the after:

I did screen shots of my LR here is before (both images are the SOOC image):

and here is the after (with actual comparison side by side):

I also wanted to mention that apparently LR does have some sort of preset for importing RAW images. From what I can tell, it's the Blacks to "5", Brightness to "50" and lower down on the editing bar the Sharpness is set to "25". I've tried editing this import preset, but the only thing LR allows you to do is either use their default (which are the settings I've just posted) or use the setting for the current picture you are editing to create a custom preset. More specifically, if you go under "Develop" (on the top toolbar menu for LR, not in LR itself) and then click "Set Default Settings...", this will pop up:



Ashley Sisk said...

Either way - it was gorgeous SOOC and I really appreciate that you kept the edit simple. You made everything pop just enough.

Melissa said...

Thanks Ashley!

Winn (aka Koreen) said...

It's subtle, but it really pops. I didn't think you could improve on it because it was already so beautiful, but you did!

Kindred Spirit said...

Wow, what a beautiful shot & edit :)

Cedar said...

I'm not sure I can see the difference, but you are right--the SOOC is wonderful! Both are a pleasure to look at!

Julie said...

I do like the pop of green though it's hard to improve on perfection. :) That photo was just too lovely to start with.

jillconyers said...

Love the minimal editing. Beautiful colors SOOC and edited.

Jill Samter Photography said...

absolutely STUNNING!

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