We hiked the Cherokee Trail recently located in Ninety Six, South Carolina. It is located in the Savannah Valley region of South Carolina and it was a warm early summer day. For this particular blog, I want to share with you a single photo that I have made changes to that will give you ideas on what a given photo can be after initially photographed. It rained heavily the night before, the forest undergrowth was beautiful green and wet as we hiked along the 1.5 mile trail. The skies were overcast giving even lighting which provides great opportunities in the forest growth. The first photo here is the raw photo from the camera with no changes applied.
This photo was processed using basic Lightroom 5 functions (set the white point, set the black point, add a little contrast and vibrancy to make the foliage look more like what we saw after the night-time rain). Next I used On One Perfect Effects to apply the Landscape preset of "Summer".
The last option, taking the original photograph again and applying a Lightroom preset provided (via purchase) by Matt Kloskowski (formerly of Kelby training, now of OnOne Software).