We revisited a favorite MI scene of mine today. This very tranquil farm just screams to be photographed. But unlike our last visit, the dramatic lighting was missing this time. Drama is incredibly important to a strong landscape photograph, without it they simply suck, suck, suck. So without drama in the light falling on the scene, this is what the camera recorded.
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Most would see this and rightly so enjoy the scene but not make any clicks. You have to admit, the light is pretty boring. But with knowing NX2 and its Color Control Points, you can “light” the scene by simply working the colors that are available in the scene. This photo was finished entirely in NX2 and took less than 2min.
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Yeah, I would rather mother nature did all the heavy lifting and light the scene for me but there are times when that just doesn’t happen so you need to turn to the tools in the digital darkroom to finish your passion.
Photo captured by D3x, 24-70AFS on Lexar UDMA digital film