A lady in a photography group on Facebook was asking why she should shoot in RAW and what the benefits were. I suggested she make the file available to us so we could process it and show her what we would/could do with a RAW file and software that was capable of processing it.
She lives somewhere very picturesque with lots of snow which I am deeply envious of BTW!
I took the original RAW File and took it through the following post processing steps to generate my Base Lightroom Edit. I then played with various presets I had to make some creative variations.
All editing done in LR6 only.
Post Processing Steps:
1. Applied lens adjustment, perspective adjustment and cropped slightly
2. WhiteBalance – changed to shade then pushed up to +8719
3. Exposure +83
4. Contrast +15
5. Highlights -17
6. Shadows +7
7. White +43
8. Blacks -38
9. Clarity +14
10. Vibrance +12
11. Saturation +7
12 Dehaze +31
14. Added a light ND grad over the sky
And then in a second image I realised I had forgotten this step
15. Add a soft vignette
Hopefully the difference is obvious and considered an improvement 🙂