Today let’s look at a picture I got out of the window of a bus at sunset. We were going through the Ring of Kerry in Ireland and as we went by a bit of the ocean, I grabbed a shot out of the bus window, and I’m so glad I didn’t get any reflection or glare. The picture I grabbed looked like this straight out of the camera.
I really love this picture, but I wanted more color in the sky, and a bit more contrast in the back-lit skyline. I took the Clarity all the way up to 100. I’m sure there are some major downsides tho this action, especially when you have a clear line between everything, but with back-lit nature of this photograph, I didn’t ever see any ill effects as I worked with it. From there I upped both the Vibrance and Saturation up into the 30’s to get the color of the sky to pop.
I did a little sharpening and noise reduction, and here is what I ended up with.