This photograph was taken from Scrabo Hill while walking along a woodland path. The quality of the light was quite good and I noticed through a gap in the bushes a house and small lake in the distance beside a cornfield which was isolated by surrounding green fields. The cornfield immediately caught my eye and the centre of the view seemed brighter as a result. So here is the image:
Post production was employed to give the photograph that punch that I remembered when I first noticed the shot. In Lightroom the exposure, contrast, highlights, whites and blacks settings remain as in the original image. I did selected the central area of the image and applied +38 on the shadows slider and I also gave the clarity a slight boost. I also selected the sky area and decreased exposure slightly to balance the rolling fields. This was the only manipulation of the image. Finally I cropped the image to a square format, the effect works to draw your attention to the centre of the image and as a result I think it makes the image work!
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