Such a great bridge, such a great landmark. The colour version is below. But first what did I do to create the black and white picture of Tower Bridge, London?
Not a lot!
The preset I chose was Full Contrast and structure
From the brightness bit I pushed the dynamic brightness up by 29%.
I boosted the contrast from the 17% in the preset to 41%. Any more and it starts to look odd. I want to push my editing but not too far.
I want all the detail in the structure but also all the moodiness in the sky.
Increasing the structure any more just took the image into bad HDR land! And I don't want to go there!!
The colour filters I love. This time I went with the yellow filter - these filters really do instantly transform an image. So so powerful.
Another feature I really like is the Toning adjustment. You just hover over the 24 different toning treatments and the image changes. Although for this picture I stayed with neutral, or no toning.
And finally Vignette lens fall off 1 and I am done.
Then I hit save, wait for the image to appear in Lightroom, then right click on the image and add to my target collection and the image you see above is in my working collection folder in Lightroom Mobile.
All so slick.
I actually find it quicker using my IPhone for adding and sharing images - quicker than on my PC which is really quite ridiculous!
Next I right click on the original edited version I have made the black and white image from to add that to my working collection, and finally I create a virtual copy of the same image, hit D, select reset and that is the RAW image.
Practise has given me a really slick and efficient workflow. Lots and lots of practise that is.
The editing is done on my laptop, and this post is being written on my IPhone at the same time within the Squarespace Blog app! I do finish off quickly on my PC.
It is all about using the mots efficient tools for the job.
Anyway back to the image - here is the full edit colour version.
And this is the RAW file.
One more image to go then I regroup, so I will heopfully see you tomorrow on my blog for the black and white treatment of one of my favourite pictures of London.