This month I've been making an effort to work in Lightroom more. And, it is an effort. I know many of you work almost solely there, but I'm having a very hard time letting go of my Photoshop where I feel much more skilled (tho' with still plenty to learn).
Stone Pilings 197/365
Here are a few that I especially like the result of. Last month I mentioned playing with duo tones, and it looks like in LR is where that started. Don't know what I like about them....maybe they're different. I'm pretty bored in the images I've been taking so creating something that feels new/different may be good to ease the same ol' same 'ol feeling that's haunting me.
Yesterday I went to Portland and had an 1/2 hour to kill and took some images in a different locale. In the evening I edited in LR.
Her Orange Skirt
I tried to stay away from the duo tones and preset possibilities. I used the sync button which is somewhat helpful but I seem to have to go back and tweak each image anyway. In the end I brought each image into PS because the warming in LR is too yellow-ish for me, and made final adjustments especially to reds and oranges that didn't appeal as finished in LR.
A couple things I DO like about LR. Using gradient to tone down a too bright area as in the top part of this lobster trap image. I also like adding the vignette from time to time. The crop feature is easy to adjust and then change and it's very cool to totally screw up and hit that little "reset" button. Making an instant virtual copy is handy too.
I believe there is a quick way to zip your image into PS and then back to LR which might help me, but I'm finding it takes me longer to process a pack of images this way. It is not yet a time saver to work this way. Hmmmm.
I shall continue to try and challenge myself. Maybe it's just a lengthy learning curve, but I've been trying for more than 6 months now.
Thank you to Brenda for 3rd Thursday. While I don't always purposely try something new, when I look back through my images, I often see stuff that I've been working on without being aware. Happy day to all.
PS...yah, those are dead crabs left in that lobster trap. Oooh, oooh that smell.