I took the featured free RAW photo in early spring, not far from the Lachine Canal National Historic Site.
I took the photo with my Fuji XT2 camera and Fujinon 10-24mm f/4.
- Camera: Fujifilm XT2
- Lens: Fujinon 10-24mm f/4
- Aperture: f/9
- Shutter Speed: 1/100s
- ISO: 400
- Focal length: 10mm (15mm full-frame equivalent)
Across the bay, you can see the focal point of the composition, the Saints-Anges Church, one of the oldest in Montreal.
I find that spring is the most challenging time to come up with an interesting composition. Everything looks lifeless and colorless. My plan was to inject some colors and excitement during the editing process in Lightroom.
Here are the steps you need to take when editing the free RAW photo:
When I was taking the free RAW photo, I tilted the camera backward, and as a result, I ended up with perspective distortion. You can see that vertical lines are not perfectly vertical. My first step in Lightroom was to fix the perspective distortion by using the Transform Panel.
Next, I decided to improve composition by cropping the original capture.
I used the Spot Removal tool to clean up the debris and trash from the foreground area.
And finally, I used various tools to inject colors into the photo. The Calibration Panel was the most used tool.
Good luck with editing.
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.