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Snowdonia 2008

By ade_mcfade      
Still trying lightroom 4 on old shots, see I can inject something new with the new software.

I think this was entirely in Lightroom, using a few different brush "layers" on different parts of the shot to brighten and add contrast or sharpeness

Quite a powerful tool really.

The haloon the black mountain to the right doesn't really show on the full size, not sure what I've done to get it on this 1000 pixel version...

Tags: Wales Snowdon Mcfade Landscape and travel Lighrroom 4

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Richsr 14 91 223 England
9 Apr 2012 6:54PM
Looks like it Ade, good work with this.
Regards Richard
paskinmj 12 11 1 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2012 11:28PM
Great landscape.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
10 Apr 2012 9:20AM
Strange, so reducing the size gives a halo? How odd.

Still, quite a pleasing image as it is.
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Apr 2012 8:21PM

Quote:Great landscape.
Yeah, a shame about how it's been photographed Wink

Nah, seriously Ade, nice comp and light on the b/g hills. Lovely place - just around the corner from me Grin

I'm not sure how this halo comes about but it might be influenced by several possibles:

Have you drawn a grad filter down in LR then tried to lighten the black mountain (Pen Yr Ole Wen) with a brush?

I've got some sort of feeling it might be worse if you tick the chromatic aberration checkbox in Develop> Lens Corrections> Profile after doing the messing with grads & brushes. I've not got around to pinning this hypothesis down with some experimentation yet - too lazy mate.

Also could be either too much radius on the sharpening, but I ain't sure if the sharpening settings you apply globally are also applied to any brush you use for selective sharpening - might have to check that out. I take it you are aware of the effect of the Alt key during sharpening operations?

Glad to see you got out of Leeds at least once in yer life Wink
Cheers, Goggz
Goggz 14 2.3k 72 Wales
10 Apr 2012 8:51PM
I've done a bit of experimenting on this image Ade...

Checking the CA box did no harm and the CA itself wasn't "sharpened" if the box had or hadn't been checked.

You'll notice a defined halo on the right hand rockface going up to the top of the frame. Manipulating the original RAW file to replicate this issue, the most likely culprit is too much sharpening. I get it with a global sharpening radius over 1.5 with quite high sharpening levels =>100, no detail sharpening or masking applied. It's even worse with just a small amount of detail added and becomes really obvious with anything above Detail 5. Crucially this isn't remedied by applying Masking.

There seems to be no real correlation between the sharpening when brush applied to that chosen globally, i.e. the awfulness is not magnified by using a sharpening brush Smile

So the moral of the story seems to be - be aware of and check the results on high contrast edges when sharpening (even if they have had the apparent contrast reduced by application of a grad / brush) and don't go overboard with the levels of Radius and especially Detail.

Hope this helps bud! Smile
Cheers, Goggz

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