Sunday, October 12, 2008

October Tree

This was taken on Oct 10th 2008, just minutes before sundown. The light coming over the water was very soft, filtered through a light fog. To preserve the look and feel of the scene I resisted the temptation to increase the midtone contrast with the clarity slider in Lightroom2. I gave the overall grayscale curve a steep slope with a flat shoulder at the highlights and a long toe in the shadows. I boosted the fill light to about 50 and then I did something counter intuitive, I decreased the clarity to -25. I have posted both the grayscale and color versions. I like the softness of the tonal transitions in the midtones. That is what it looked like.