Last week I went to a local park without expecting much. The weather was decent, but I did not notice any signs for amazing photo opportunities.
In the middle of my walk, the rain suddenly started, but what was interesting was that the sun was still shining. I knew exactly what that meant—a rainbow.
The rainbow lasted about 30 minutes, which was long enough for me to take some interesting shots and to even create a small miniseries.
The challenge here was to shoot fast because the rainbow does not last long, 20-30 minutes at most.
Camera: Sony a6000
Lens: Sony 16-70
Focal Length: 16mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority (A)
Shutter Speed: 1/40s
Bracketing: 3 (-1, 0, 1)
Tripod: FEISOL Tournament CT-3442
Ballhead: FEISOL CB-40D
Editing & Processing
It was single RAW processing workflow in Lightroom.
To create a mini-series, I used the workflow I described in one of my earlier Case Studies: How to Create Photography Series.
First I selected one image (the very first one featured here) and used the standard Lightroom Rapid Editing workflow. I applied Point Lobos preset from Landscape Collection first. Next, I tweaked the image with the TOOLKIT adjustment presets.
Lightroom Editing Formula: Point Lobos (9, 12, 17, 32)
When I was happy with the result, I applied the same editing settings to the rest of the photos. Using this approach, I managed to create a similar look and feel across the rest of photos of mini-series.
I intentionally did not use Photoshop to save time and to demonstrate that pure Lightroom editing workflow is 100% possible.
Total Time: 25min