This is the last photo of my Fall Colors series where I feature the transformation in nature over three months of the autumn.
By the end of November, most of the leaves are gone, the temperature is close to freezing point, and it is not easy to find the vivid and bright colors.
My goal here was to bring the exciting colors and textures during the editing phase.
It was quiet afternoon with absolutely no wind and I did not feel the need to use my tripod. I took a couple of shots handheld with my go-to lens Sony 16-70 and that was it.
Editing & Processing
It was single RAW processing workflow.
First, I had to fix vertical perspective, making sure that light posts were perfectly straight. I used the Transform Panel sliders.
I used the Crop Overlay tool to change aspect ration from 3x2 to 4x3.
Next, I used Autumn preset from my Fall Colors Collection as the base for Lightroom Rapid Editing. Then I used TOOLKIT to open up the shadows in the foreground and boost the Contrast.
The Lightroom Preset Editing Formula: Open Sky (1, 9, 13, 16, 21)
Finally, I used my new favorite Lightroom tool the Range Mask to emphasize the blue hues of the sky. Learn more here: Lightroom Range Mask
Total Time: 12min