Last week, I mentioned that I came across a blue/gold colour that I really liked for my dilapidated barn photos. Well, I like the treatment so much that I saved it as a preset in Lightroom. Now, I tend to see presets as kind of cheating . I generally prefer to develop each photo individually and let the elements of the photo determine what treatment it gets. I had a feeling, however, that this colour combination was something that would work well on a variety of photo styles.

So I pulled up a quirky shot I had taken of my daughters that evening and applied the preset. Almost magic! Some tweaking of the exposure and contrast and the photo took on a life of its own.


Long story short, you can expect to see more of this treatment in subsequent photos.

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