My original photo, shown below, lacked the atmosphere of the day so I turned to Sagelight. First, I adjusted the lighting using Smart Light which brought up the detail in the sky. Using Power Details I brought up the detail and lighting in the shrubbery. To get what I wanted in the foreground I had to accept some ‘noise’ in the sky so after accepting the changes, I went back and used the undo brush sparingly to take away some of that noise. I also used Sagelight’s Noise Reduction feature to reduce a bit more noise. The amount I left I feel imparts some of the misty moisture that was present in the air. The photo was taken near Veryan in Cornwall, England.
This is in response to visualventuring.com and Stacy’s After Before Friday Week 34
Thank you for introducing me to Sagelight, I am always on a lookout for new editing programs. I like what you did, especially with that sky.
Thank you, and you’re welcome 🙂
You did a great job pulling something out of that sky. Unbelievable. It does have that misty feel to it!
Lynne, I’ve never heard of Sagelight. Thanks for introducing us to it. The steps you took transformed your image beautifully. I feel as if I can smell the fields and the lingering rain in the air. What a gorgeous scene! Thanks so much for sharing this on ABFriday 🙂
I like Sagelight a lot. I have not been able to figure out PS and others and I find Sagelight very user-friendly.
Yup, Photoshop is a monster!
Great editing, reminds me of my homeland and the wet winter days walking around the moor and tors with my scout troop. I love the details you have managed to extract. Really nice work.
And where is homeland, Ben? I greatly appreciate your comment. thank you.
I was born and raised in St . Austell before going to art school and moving to Poland.
Ah well, we spent a couple of weeks based in Meva 🙂 Didn’t like that double round-about in St. Austell 🙂
No not many do, meva is nice and the beaches around there are great.
Are you related to the Rowes of Meva? My brother-in-law is a Rowe, from the Rowes of Newfoundland though.
I am a Rowe from bodmin moor, I can’t remember the village. Possibly there is a link somewhere in the depth of time linking all Rowes together as the name doesn’t stem from an occupation.
What a fantastic looking place. Your edits are perfect!
Thank you, Mary. I don’t normally like to push my photos too far, although sometimes it’s just fun 🙂 I tried to keep it as close to how I remembered it so I’m glad you like what I did.
Lots of days like this in Cornwall as you experienced Lynne. The light can be so flat and un-flattering of the landscape. Skies just end up white and devoid of all texture when photographed. You’ve done an excellent job of capturing the atmosphere and bringing out the detail. 🙂
Very much appreciate your input, Adrian. Thank you. 🙂 🙂