La Alcazaba, Malaga built during the 11 century it is reported to be the oldest Alcazaba in Spain, in this image we have a view of the Patio de la Alberca (Pool). The young man isn’t as bored as he looks, he had just snapped a picture of his girlfriend snapping a photo of the pool, she has moved on, he is, I suspect, posting the image to some social media site! But his presence in the image gives some interest.
As it is Friday, I have submitted this to the After-Before Forum, on Stacy’s Blog and detail the process to getting to the final image, the image below was my starting point.
In Lightroom I start with Lens Correction, ticking the box to Enable Profile Correction and remove Chromatic Aberation. After that I cropped for the square format. The image is full of symmetry, and the young man provides a human element. Next I moved to the Basic Panel; and clicked on the Auto button, this doesn’t always achieve the results I want, but in this case it was perfect, then I moved the clarity slider to +36 Vibrance to +36 and Saturation to +18.
Done, I like processing when things are simple. Not every image has to be complicated, in fact the less work the better! If you found this information helpful, let me know, and head on over to Stacy’s blog for more after-before images and blog links.