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Inside Palmer Chapel – Before

Inside Palmer Chapel

Welcome to the first of a feature that I’m going to call Before and After. With this I plan on posting images, both before and after, and summarize the steps that I took to go from beginning to end. I hope you will like what you see and get an idea of what I go through to create the photos that I share.

This weeks photo is one that I took from the inside of the Palmer Chapel that is located within the Cataloochee Valley area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

For those that care, I’m a Lightroom 4.2 user, so the following adjustments are based on Lightroom settings.

Processing Steps:

  • Changed White Balance to Shade
  • Adjusted the Angle just ever so slightly
  • Increased the Contrast +40
  • Decreased the Highlights -60
  • Increased the Shadows +60
  • Increased the White Clipping +40
  • Decreased the Black Clipping -26
  • Increased the Clarity +50
  • Decreased the Vibrance -14

All of the changes to this particular image were done strickly within Lightroom. However, that may not always be the case. In those instances where I do not strictly use Lightroom, I will indicate the program(s) that were used.

Below is the final product of Palmer Chapel:

Inside Palmer Chapel – After



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