After-before friday; Leon Cathedral

 

Leon Cathedral; after; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015
Leon Cathedral; after; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015

This week’s after-before image is an interior photo of the Leon Cathedral. I wanted to do something simple that showed the power of shooting RAW and processing in Lightroom, and with a just few simple steps we can straighten the columns, bring back the detail in the stain glass window, colour correct for the yellow cast. Below is the original image.

Interior Cathedral, interior; after; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015
Interior Cathedral, interior; after; copyright jmeyersforeman 2015 

In Lightroom in the Lens Correction panel, three simple clicks; Enable Profile Correction, Remove Chromatic Aberration, and Auto Upright. In the Basic panel I moved the highlight slider to -100 and clarity +25, Vibrance +25, shadows +61, and I used the auto white balance to tone the image. It always amazes me how just a few steps, and Lightroom can make a difference to an image.

The Leon Cathedral is one of the great Cathedrals in Spain, for more before and after image visit Stacy’s after-before blog and see what the other photographers have done this week.

 

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20 thoughts on “After-before friday; Leon Cathedral

    1. thanks Stacy, for provided the forum for this. the Cathedral is stunning, but it is very dark, and tripods are not allowed so it is a difficult place to shoot! these types of images really to show the power of RAW data.

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    1. Thanks Dennis, the Spanish Cathedrals are both sacred buildings and tourist attractions, with so many visitors tripods were not allowed! I have gotten pretty good at finding places to support my camera, and the technology is getting better all the time.

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  1. There are quite a few of my shots that look drab and dreary straight from the camera. But when I get them into lightroom and start with my basic editing- darks, lights, highlights and shadows- I’m amazed at the power of shooting RAW! Your post gives a great demonstration. Thanks!

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