Narrow Path Along the River (Montreal)

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Finally. I am posting the very first photo of the 2015 Fall season.

I am starting to feel the pressure. Last week I released my Fall Colors Lightroom preset collection and I can see people keep posting some amazing fall pictures from everywhere but it is a bit dull here in Montreal.

The colors are still more on the greenish side of the spectrum. It is a very unusual fall here.

I went to the local park looking for colors. The idea for this shot was to emphasize the contrast between the blues of the water and the sky and the colors of the grass and the trees.

Shooting & Processing

I took 3 bracketed shots on a tripod (-1, 0, +1) as I usually do, but I used only middle exposure for editing.

I used single RAW image editing in Lightroom. I described the process in Introduction to Lightroom Rapid Editing System.

I edited this photo using my brand new Fall Colors Lightroom Preset Collection.

The Lightroom Editing Formula: Open Sky (1, 9, 16, 22, 31)

Deconstructing Featured Photo


Lightroom: import, tagging, cropping, Lightroom Rapid Editing (Open Sky preset from Fall Colors Collection)
Photoshop: color correction, contrast, cleaning.

Photoshop Plugins: 

  • Topaz DeNoise was used to reduce digital noise (sky, water).
  • Topaz Clarity was used to enhance details and boost colors (land, falls).