Our first week in Hawaii was a bit of a disappointment from a photography perspective as it was overcast and rained for the first 7 days we were there. But as they say, every cloud has a silver lining. One afternoon between storms we drove to the windward side of the island. I was able to get a few images during those rare moments when the sun would break out for just a few seconds between the clouds. I was also able to recreate those moments in Lightroom because I capture my images RAW. Here is an example of an image as it came out of my Nikon D750 unprocessed.
And here is that same image with Lightroom adjustments. No Photoshop here… just Lightroom. I was able to open shadows, tame highlights, brighten the areas where the sun had been on the mountain ridges and generally end up with a beautiful image in spite of the fact that the weather was generally uncooperative this week. If I had captured this image as a jpeg, my camera would have tossed out 70% or more of the pixel data and I would never have been able to create this finished image.
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