Sunday School: Episode 1

//Sunday School: Episode 1
PhotoNERDs Sunday School: Episode 1
Final Processed Image
Straight out of camera

Camera Setting and Gear:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 6D
  • Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm F4L IS USM
  • Focal Length: 81mm
  • Shutter Speed: 1/320th
  • Aperture: F4
  • ISO: 400

Processing Software Used:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud; Lightroom CC 2015 and Photoshop CC 2015.
  • Also applied, NIK Filters: Dfine 2, Output Sharpener and Color Efex Pro 4

photo by:
Adam Furtado aka: Jymmy Lopez

Volcanic Peace

Iceland 2015

On a recent trip out to Iceland, we had spent a better part of the day traveling from the Southern Part of Iceland, North for some photographic opportunities. As we were arriving to our Hotel destination to rest for the evening, we could see the light changing. Funny thing was that we didn’t realize it but it was almost 10pm at night and it was as if the Sun was just deciding to set. After dropping my personal bags in the room, I quickly grabbed my F-Stop bag for one final photo shoot of the landscapes that awaited me just a short walk down the road. What can I say, I just couldn’t pass up this beautiful light and it was totally worth it.

The thing was that when you looked at the image captured straight out of the camera, you can clearly see that while the light on the resting Volcano was being sculpted by the hanging clouds, the image took on a very cool tone. I am not sure if it was from setting my White Balance incorrectly or what but the mood was really cold and sad. I knew that I needed to address the color in this image along with any other global adjustments.

If you look at the Final Processed Image, you can see that the greenish color cast has been removed by simply adjusting the white Balance in Lightroom. Then I added a Color Balance Adjustment Layer to tweak the colors further. A final adjustment with a Curves Adjustment Layer to balance it out.

I think this gave the color a much needed fix and now the image has a completely different feel to it.

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