As my workshop partner always says…”Always shoot vertizontical”. In other words, shoot both horizontal (landscape) and vertical (portrait). Sometimes you don’t known which orientation will be better until you get the images on your computer.
This was the sunrise I was blessed with this morning. The light was amazing. I like both compositions. The horizontal shows more of the mountain and the lovely light on the fog layer in the valley being kissed by the sun. The vertical allows the trees to frame Mt Hood thus leading the eye into the image better. I’m glad I shot “vertizontical”.
What do you think?
Lightroom offers very powerful and useful local adjustment tools. From left to right above are the Crop & Straighten tool, Spot Healing, Red Eye Correction, Gradient Filter, Radial Filter, and Adjustment Brush.
But did you know that the Gradient Filter, Radial Filter and Adjustment Brush can be easily duplicated once created? Say you like the effect of a particular tool you just created. Duplicating it saves a lot of time compared to recreating the same tool over with the same settings. Once duplicated, you can move it to a new location or leave it over the original thus duplicating the effect of the original (another Lightroom trick all by itself).
The steps are simple. Just create the original adjustment. Once created, right click on the tool’s handle and select ‘Duplicate’. Then move the duplicated adjustment or leave it in the same location.