Reliable Red

by on November 14, 2007

in Photos

Reliable Red

Originally uploaded by hawridger

Shot with my Nikon D40 and kit lens.

[tags]tractor, photo, pic, red, nikon, d40, 18-55mm[/tags]

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1 Kristen November 16, 2007 at 10:04 pm

How do you get such brilliant colors?

2 Eric November 16, 2007 at 11:01 pm

Thanks for the compliment and question Kristen. I shot in RAW and did my post processing in Lightroom, which I’ve raved about on several other posts here. I only shoot RAW so I have the ability to do a lot of different things down the road that I would otherwise lose in JPEG.

A lot of what you see here in the brilliancy comes from a saturation, vibrance and blacks boost. Then I simply export to JPEG to upload to the web. This particular image benefits from a Velvia preset Lightroom, which mimics the (you guessed it) popular Fuji Velvia film.

You can get this preset and many more from Inside Lightroom, which appears as a link in my “Image Processing” resources in the right sidebar.

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