Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Heather’s Preschool Visits Shelburne Farms

Heather was a preschool teacher before she started having children of her own. Being mobbed by toddlers, she is in her element.


We took a quick trip to the farm. I took some photographs on the tractor ride back to the parking lot. Between the light shiftingΒ every 5 seconds and the bumpsΒ of the dirt road beingΒ greatly exaggerated by the trailer, it was impossible to get a methodically composed photo. However, this gave me the opportunity to work on my post-processing skills. I developed a new Adobe Lightroom preset I call “HDR creamy for bright days.” When there’s lots of burned-out brightness in the background, making hair disappear into the sky, it brings back a bit of detail. Under the right (or wrong) circumstances, it also happens to make people look rather pasted into an image. Here are a few photos:














This sort of recovery is only possible if one shoots RAW image files. For comparison, here is the first photo straight-out-of-camera:



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