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Boynton Inlet

Photo By Ruel Tafalla
Pro Critique
Using a slow shutter speed has smoothed the water somewhat, but the photographer didn’t overdo it and make the water too soft. The effect retains the feeling of a dynamic coastline. Brown rocks, tan-colored sand and an overcast sky can make for a dull image, but here good use of software to enhance the yellow in the sand, the blue-green water and the magenta and purple in the sky has created a rich and colorful photograph.

Lightroom 2 Tip
Gain Perspective With Before/After View
When applying adjustments to your images using the various controls in the Develop module, it’s easy to lose sight of how far you've taken the image. To get a better perspective on the adjustments you've applied and make a more informed decision about what adjustments you might want to change or add to achieve the final result, use the Before/After view. In the Develop module, click the downward-pointing triangle next to the Before/After view button below the preview image. You can choose from options to have the before and after versions displayed to the left and right or top and bottom, and also choose whether you want to see the full version of both images or to see a single image split between the before and after versions. You also can use the three Before/After buttons to apply the adjustments from the before version to the after version, or vice versa, or to swap the two versions.

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  1. I love the tonal range in this photo and the calm feeling it portrays. I would hang this on my wall.

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