At an Angle (Two Photographs) and a Tip for Lightroom

At an AngleTo view more of my photography please click on www.rakmilphotography.com

Modern landscapes, especially of the urban variety, tend to rely on leading lines or the more Mondarian view where lines make sense of themselves. This is not an unusual perspective but I wanted to illustrate that while I am not a fan of angled shots, this would be an exception as it gives dynamism to the picture.

The tip has to do with processing in Lightroom. If you look at the camera calibration tools you will see the same presets used by your camera and proof that your camera edits your photographs substantially. The neutral preset for example, will give you the greatest dynamic range but less contrast. The tip is whatever preset you use try boosting the blue saturation by about 25-28%. I saw this pointer on the web and it’s now part of my regular processing. When it works, it just gives that extra but subtle pop to photographs, in monochrome or color.

At an Angle-2

24 responses

  1. Thank you for the tip. I’ll look into that.

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    March 4, 2015 at 1:03 am

  2. That’s a good tip! In neutral you’ll get the most dynamic range, bit will you lose that if you boost the contrast?

    Kind regards,
    Tieme

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    March 4, 2015 at 1:16 am

    • A common problem with digital photos is lack of contrast. Someone made that point about one of mine recently. Play with both until you are happy.

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      March 4, 2015 at 6:05 am

  3. Can’t wait to try this tip. Thanks.

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    March 4, 2015 at 8:17 am

    • Great. Hope it helps. No harm playing with the other settings in the same place. You are adventuresome. I just like the gentle punch.

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      March 4, 2015 at 8:29 am

  4. Love the angle at which you shot both photos. Great job!

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    March 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

  5. Nice!

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    March 4, 2015 at 11:18 am

  6. I’m really loving this B&W! Maybe you could think about contributing to Monochrome Madness!

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    March 4, 2015 at 12:07 pm

  7. Such a great shot and a wonderful tip. Will definitely give it a try!

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    March 4, 2015 at 4:34 pm

  8. Pat

    Love both b&w and color versions. Great shot.

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    March 4, 2015 at 6:45 pm

  9. Beautiful image! Is that in New York City near Columbus Circle? I think I have a picture of a blackbird on one of those lights. I’ll post it sometime for you to check out.

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    March 4, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    • No it’s Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I had a good laugh with your comment. Thanks.

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      March 4, 2015 at 9:57 pm

  10. Nice photo and good quick tip.

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    March 4, 2015 at 11:56 pm

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog. Great Tip.

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    March 16, 2015 at 6:51 pm

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