10-22mm lens, Canon 50D, Cee's Midweek Madness Challenge, Luminar AI, Made With Luminar, Photography

Made With Luminar: Haddon Hall

This original file was taken in the summer of 2018:

ISO 640 f/18 40mm 1/200sec

If you think it might look familar, this is Haddon Hall, or Prince Humperdinck’s Castle as I prefer to call it. It was used in the filming of The Princess Bride but is also a beautiful English country house in Derbyshire that we were able to walk through.

For my edit, the first two things I did were a crop and then I erased the people out. A Luminar template has been applied:

ISO 640 f/18 40mm 1/200sec

Yes, but you might then ask, which one? Good question. I’m not completely sure. I saved a full-sized version of this image but when I went back and created another version it lost the full history, and it now only shows the most recent history. I had noticed that the history feature of this version of Luminar didn’t seem particularly robust, but this just kind of proves that. If I really want to track what edits I am doing, I am going to have to figure out a different way of doing it. I can do that and probably will. But it is a bit annoying.

As you can see though, the edits I applied made the file brighter and increased the overall detail. This post is part of my Made with Luminar Series. I have not been posting to this series lately because Luminar produced a new version of their software and I am working on learning how it works. Now that I have had a bit of time to work with it I am reintroducing this series to my blog.

The Made with Luminar Series

This image is part of a project I call Made with Luminar. What the images in this series have in common is the software used to edit them, Luminar AI. As with my usual blog posts particulars of the camera settings can be found in the caption below the image. I’ll then explain what other filters and edits have been applied, often mentioning the order that they were applied. The text of these posts includes any Luminar “Templates” that have been applied to the photo. Each template is a series of presets that are applied to the photo. Where applicable I will mention what changes I have made to any of the templates. A full explanation of templates is available here on their website, https://manual.skylum.com/ai/en/topic/working-with-templates You can assume basic edits have been applied. My most common edits are cropping, detail enhancement, and vignette. Specific questions or thoughts on the image are welcome in the comment section below.

Cheers!

Added to CMMC, I went with old building.

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50mm lens, Canon 50D, Cee's Midweek Madness Challenge, Luminar AI, Photography

Pink Floral

ISO 500 50mm f/13 1/400sec

I am going through my archives for a current project and I came across this photo. I’ve added it to CMMC, Pink and Flower of the Day. I had a bit of a chuckle because when I saw that one of my challenges had the topic of pink, I had kind of written it off. I’m not a huge fan of the color, so I don’t go out of my way to photograph it. Apparently, it’s not a total ban though.

This image has had some minor edits in Luminar AI, but the reason I took it in the first place was the play of light and shadows in the scene, so I’ve let that stand.

Cheers!

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