Photo TMI 002: Angles

D700, Nikkor 28-300mm, IS0 900, 1/4000 @ f4.2, 48mm

D700, Nikkor 28-300mm, IS0 900, 1/4000 @ f4.2, 48mm

In what might help explain of my love of cars and planes, I really enjoy looking (and shooting) the beauty of lines and curves. Be them symmetrical or not, sometimes just the contrast of lines viewed from non-normal angles can be a inspiring sight. Some of my best shots are made from pointing the camera at an unusual place or squatting low to gain a different perspective. I once nearly laid on the floor in the Lincoln memorial to get a shot I wanted.

However, I am not laying down for this shot; I’m simply standing and notice this new-age contemporary style awning with the standard brick-facade background. The angle of the awning clashes against the angle of the building with a hint of sky thrown in. But when I brought it into Lightroom, I noticed the sky was blown out and I couldn’t really adjust that without affecting the rest of the photo. So… for the first time (and after getting the idea/learning from a YouTube video) I tried the Adjustment Brush in Lightroom. After a few frustrating attempts, I THINK I got the hang of it. Essentially, I brushed the entire sky. While it is not as easy as using the Wand tool in Photoshop, I managed to brush the area I wanted. Then I played with the Temp and HIghlights settings to make the sky more blue and less blown out.

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