After completing my flagship product Lightroom Rapid Editing for Landscapes, I am working to cover the next most important type of my photography: the Architecture Photography. My goal is to cover all aspects of travel photography by the end of the year. I am hoping to help people interested in travel photography in the following areas: Landscapes, Architecture, People and HDR photography.
As I was going through my archives trying to collect the best examples for the architectural segment of my Lightroom Rapid Editing, I came across this photo from New York. I took it in the summer of 2006 and it was never published anywhere before. Somehow I missed its potential and ignored it for almost 10 years.
I remember I liked the composition with the converging lines, but I was not too crazy about the colors. The predominant blue shades made the capture almost monochromatic. Now, with the help of Cross Processed presets I managed to bring it back to live, overexaggerating the colors of the reflections.
Shooting & Processing
The shooting was simple. I took series of single shots at the shortest focal length (17mm) to get the widest perspective. I was aiming up, trying to get a piece of each building into the composition.
To process the photo, I used Lightroom Rapid Editing. First I applied Lightroom preset Hawaii Sunset from my Cross Processed Collection and later I used TOOLKIT to adjust increase the contrast and the saturation.
The Lightroom Editing Formula: Hawaii Sunset (4, 8, 16, 21, 25, 39)
Deconstructing Featured Photo
Processing: Lightroom Rapid Editing
- Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise everywhere
- Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors (buildings).