The interesting fact about the featured free raw photo is that I took it just after switching from Canon to Sony. Over the holidays I sold all my Canon gear and bought in one shot Sony a6000 with Sony 10-18mm f/4 and Sony 16-80mm f/4. And the trip to Hawaii and California was my very first travel experience with the Sony gear.
When you downloaded the free RAW image check its quality. It is very high even by today’s standards. The quality of images that Sony sensors produce was one of my main motivations for the switch.
You won’t have any problems with editing the free RAW photo. It is a typical landscape/seascape shot. The dynamic range is not extreme because the thick clouds cover the entire sky which makes it easier to edit.
If you use Lightroom presets from my free collection then the Natural preset should work very well here.
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.