I was walking down to the beach at St Pauls Bay in Lindos. A stunning place. Travel photography heaven.
The sky was a lovely deep deep blue. And then I saw these rusty huts. Now I am a sucker for rusty buildings. And that bright red rust under that bright blue sky was irresistible to me.
So I did what I had to do. Stopped and took a photograph. The reason for this post is to demonstrate something amazing that you can do very quickly and easily in Photoshop. And also to demonstrate just how flat a RAW image is – nothing like what you see when you take a photograph!
Make more of a photo than you took. Create more image.
Well I didn’t like the angle of the shot I took so I rotated it in Lightroom. And it constrained the crop. No use to me.
So I cropped in Photoshop. And it didn’t constrain the crop. This is what it gave me.
And then for the magic. You can see the white bits, where there is in effect nothing.
So in Photoshop I selected the lasso tool, circled each white area, and used Content Aware Fill to miraculously fill in the gaps. The sky it did perfectly. There was a bit of cloning required to the bottom of the image, but this incredibly powerful tool did a miraculous job!
Adobe Photoshop Content Aware Fill – learn to love it – it is awesome!
Tomorrow I will write about culling 1400 images taken on my Canon 6D and Canon 24-105mm lens- and howlong it took me to do. Cull, rate, sort etc.