I took the featured free RAW photo around Lachine Marina in Montreal in the middle of autumn. I used the Sony a6000 camera and a Sony 10-18mm lens.
When shooting with Sony, I always liked the ultra-wide 10-18mm f/4 zoom lens. It is tiny, weighs about 220g, produces decent image quality, and has very effective image stabilization. I used a fairly slow shutter speed (1/20s), but I managed to get a perfectly sharp image, even though I was standing on a shaky dock.
The main challenge you face when editing the free RAW photo is to balance the very bright right side of the scene with the dark area on the left side. You need to recover the shadows on the left side and on the right side the highlights.
Please check my seasonal tutorial for more information: “12 Fall Photography Ideas and Tips for Better Foliage Photos.”
Free RAW Photos for Editing Library
My RAW Editing Version
And here is my editing version of the free RAW image. You can access all my editing steps from the Snapshot Panel of the Develop module in Lightroom.
What About Copyright?
All free raw images I share, I took myself, and they belong to me. They are not sourced from the public. But they are still copyrighted.
You are free to edit my RAW photos. And if you want to share them on your blog or social media, go for it; all I am asking is to credit me with the link to my site. And you can not use them commercially.