Enhancing a Rainbow
I took this photo a couple years ago (actually 4 photos, read on) up at Dee Wright Observatory in the Cascade Mountain Range of Central Oregon. This is the finished product of 4 frames I stitched together in Adobe Lightroom to create a panorama and then applied some post processing to help bring the rainbow out from the surrounding mist.
Here is the raw photos in Lightroom made into a pano. As you can see my low end equipment and lack of photography skills left everything a little washed out. 😀 So I went about trying to bring out the rainbow without over processing the whole photo. Luckily my abilities in Lightroom have improved over the last several years and I was able to salvage a pretty good shot of the rainbow. You can see all the steps I went through on the left to create the finished shot.
My skills as a photographer have slowly progressed over the last couple years and I hope to be in a better financial situation to upgrade my equipment at some point. I think I also need to learn to be a little more patient when I am out taking pictures. I tend to try to take to many different shots. Maybe focus on a bit more on quality over quantity. Until then, thank goodness for Lightroom. 😀
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