It’s no April Fool’s Joke when Cheri Lucas Rowlands lays down a landscape photo challenge. Cheri has even provided some helpful hints on getting it right.
Laying out a landscape photo is not as easy as it looks. I know. I’ve taken thousands of bad snapshots that I thought were good landscapes.
I’m adding a recent photo of a land/city scape from Crissy Field in San Francisco to the mix. I’ve also included my original snap and some of my own hints you might find useful. The shot is not print-worthy but sometimes landscapes just let you re-live a moment in time like a lovely Easter Sunday with family and friends. And that’s worth something!
Have a beautiful weekend.
Out of the camera Raw file. I over expose digital landscape to protect shadow detail. Don’t blow highlights tho!
Straightened, cropped to 16:9, cloned out people at waters edge, gradient mapped to add color, enhanced sky saturation, added saturation to bridge, burned in the edges, sharpened everything but the sky. It’s not what you saw… It’s how you want to remember it!
Lotsa landscape! San Bruno Mountain south of San Francisco.