Skye Under the Sky

The unusual east coast weather this summer has caused some amazing skies lately. I took the opportunity to snap a few photos with my Olympus OMD E-M1 with ND filters, and did some post processing through Lightroom 5, then Photoshop CS6. Shooting in RAW helped enhance the shadow details from the car, and highlight details from the sky. It’s always safer to shoot a slightly darker exposure since you can always retrieve more shadow detail than you can from blown highlights.

It’s normal to get all kinds of ambient color reflections from the environment onto the car, so I desaturated the car and pavement to a neutral gray (don’t forget to keep the turn signal colors intact), but left the windows slightly tinted from the sky. The final steps included sharpening, more Shadow/Highlights to bring out some more details, and final highlight dodging of the car to make it pop.

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3 Comments Skye Under the Sky

  1. jeremy July 8, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Omg looks so awesome

  2. Anne October 17, 2016 at 10:38 am

    May I know what lens were used when taking these shots? Amazing shots btw!

  3. Tony Yang October 25, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Hi Anne, thank you. If I recall, they were either with a 50mm 1.4 equivalent, or 150mm 1.8 equivalent. Telephoto prime lens is what makes the awesome perspective and depth of field.

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