Here’s another from the Lupine meadow near Sonora Pass. The early sun was rising quickly, and within minutes, this lovely light was gone.
Adobe ACR and PSCC-2019
Thanks for your comments, everyone. I used a Lights mask to adjust the color balance of the highlights so they are a little warmer, and also to adjust the luminance downward a bit. Any better?
Your thoughts are always appreciated.
Dang Preston, you beat me to the punch! I have one quite similar, but not the same of course. I really like the early light grazing the field of Lupine. and you’re right, the light changed pretty quickly.
I like the layers of highlights and shadows. Not a nit per se, but I could see warming up the highlights a bit. The overall color temp is good, but the highlights are a little pale? If that makes sense. Very minor and a personal preference for sure.
Great job isolating.
This is a heck of a blast of color. It has a real nice impressionist painting look to it. I might back off the highs in the sunny areas a little bit but that is it for suggestions.
Lovely light and color Preston. Very painterly.
WOW, this would have been a killer entry in the WC theme this week. Regardless, a wonderful scene photographed perfectly, Preston…
I too could buy in on turning down the brightness/highlights just a bit…
Preston, wow, the difference is so subtle where a quick glance one might think where’s the difference? But I think the change is pretty big. You have to click between the larger views and watch a highlighted area and the changes stand out more. Some times a little touch is all that’s needed. Thanks for taking the time.
Second posted image looks very good…
The rework has subtle, but important improvements. It does have an impressionist look. For a second treatment of this image you may even want to consider throwing an Orton soft glow on this, go for a photo-art look.
The undulating arrangement of the lupines almost reminds of waves in a river, maybe the blue color reinforces that.
Yep, that is an improvement.
The rework is an improvement no doubt. Its a hard image to work with due to so much detail and the dynamic range is pretty wide here making adjustments difficult. I do not think a Make-It-Glow treatment or an Orton effect will help much. The ripple of highlights throughout the image is mesmerizing as it is.