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Then I do the same for the water area. Note that at this point this image is very similar to by 0EV capture—no surprises there. This was what I saw when I photographed this photo. I do HDR not for effect, but just so that I can have some details on the shadow area.
At this point you see that really there is not much color to this scene. In fact, they stand to distract the overall image, so I removed it. Here since I have been working in Lab mode I just quickly removed the color channels or just removed the color saturation. If I work with images filled with color I usually would use the channel mixer in RGB mode or use the black and white tweaking modules inside Lightroom. But as you can see there is not much color in this image to start with so I can simply just remove the color saturation.
After importing back into Lightroom, I tweak things further as I feel that I can still get some more details in the shadow area. If I were inside Photoshop I would do a image-wide shadows/highlights tweak but since Lightroom version 4 there is this new Clarity parameter which works very well in manipulating local contrast so I used it.
And that’s it. But remember, every single image is different. This is not a recipes. There are no rules. Now go have some fun!
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