Going Back Over Old Images
I finally migrated my entire Lightroom Catalogue from my old compute to my new computer. While it took my old computer close to 24 hours to save 30,000+ images onto my new drive, it only took my new computer 6 hours to bring them all in to my Lightroom Library. I’m still yet to complete a back up of my main drive to my secondary drive (this will happen tonight). So for the last few months I haven’t had the opportunity to look at some old images.
Tonight I went browsing, just to make sure some of my favourite images were present and correct. While browsing I came across this image on the left and thought I would quickly perform a “Today Edit” on this 6 year old photo. This Image was taken during the North Australian Surf Life Saving Carnival in 2005, held on Mackay Harbour Beach. Taken with Canon EOS 20D with a Canon 400mm f5.6 L (1/800th Sec @f8, 100 ISO)
So here are the steps I performed on the image.
- Cropped the image.
- Adjusted Exposure.
- Added Clarity
- Added Saturation.
- Tweaked the Contrast.
- Added a Graduation on the right.
- Added a graduation to darken the bottom.
- Exported to Photoshop.
- Copied the layer twice.
- Hid the top layer and desaturated the middle layer.
- Added a High Pass filter and changed the blend mode to Hard Light
- Activated the top layer and applied the High Pass filter again but at lower settings. Changed the blend mode to Soft Light.
- Saved back to Lightroom.
- Adjusted Recovery to rescue some blown highlights.
- More Clarity.
- More Vibrance.
- Added Vignette
- Went over to Print Module and loaded my standard Blog Preset
- Exported to print.
- Uploaded to Blog.
All up the edit took less than 3 minutes. It took longer for me to type it out than to do.
What do you think? Comments welcome.