I spent some time this morning using some presets posted by Matt Kloskowski on his excellent site Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Killer TIps to re-process some of my photos. I re-cropped them as well. I've become a big fan of the 16x9 crop. And everything that won't work with the widescreen frame, I tend to like seeing square. Here are the results...
This is the photo of the Taylor Farm from the Petersburg Battlefield. I loved the first version I posted, but this one is a bit more effective, I think. It emphasizes the remains of the chimney a little more. It's less 'vintage' in that it is clearly a color image, but it has an old feel to it, still.
My nephew, William, on the zip line this past Summer. It took me about 20 minutes to process it the first time. With these presets it took me all of 90 seconds.
I don't know a lot about this building other than the fact that it's owned by the Ethyl Corporation. This was the view up the low hill from the main stage at the Richmond Folk Festival this year.
One of my favorite photos I've taken. Re-processed, yet again.
A bug on some flowers in the James River Park on the south side of the river, across from Belle Isle.
This is my favorite of the photos I worked on today. It's a bench at the far end of Bryan Park. I liked the original, but I didn't really know what to do with it, if that makes sense. I think this version looks and feels more like an approaching Winter.