EC3 - Family Sunset


By Paul L

By Apr 05/2020

This reminded me of the hundreds of failed sunset pictures on my hard drive. I used the Lightroom Hue/Saturation/Luminosity panel to intensify the saturation & luminosity of the red, orange and yellow  hues and intensify the blue saturation while reducing its luminosity. I created two virtual copies; one I reduced the exposure by 4 EV; the other I increased the exposure by 3.5 EV. I used the Lightroom Photo Merge/HDR to blend the original and its two copies into a single image. I finished with some sharpening and clarity tweaks. The photo shoot in the lower left corner was a surprise bonus.