Yesterday was Monday and a busy one at that… Long day at work and my son’s Christmas program at school led to little time for photography. This image was a bit of a scramble for day #339 of 365 in my year long project. I found this Lantern that holds a candle if one wishes, ours doesn’t have a candle btw. This was taken on our dining room table lit from the chandelier above that added a yellow cast to the image. So let’s look at the process.
Before and after thumbs:
Here’s the original raw image as displayed in Aperture before edits:
ISO 1600 F/2.8 1/50
Here are a screen grab of the edits applied in Aperture:
White Balance adjustment: to 2850K
Levels: Auto Levels(Luminance)
Sharpen: Intensity(.61), Radius(1.82)
Vignette: Gamma, Intensity(0.61), Radius(1.51)
This is how the image looks after those edits:
At this point I opened the image up in Picture Photo Suite from OnOne Software:
Using the Effects pane in the Suite I added a High Key B&W filter at 80% and clicked apply.
Here is the final photo:
Fairly simple edit that makes a difference.