I went out to Bare Island at La Perouse hoping to shoot some nice sunrise shots before I had to pick up my parents at the airport. Now this location is good 50kms from my place so I leave with 1 hour in mind but Sunday traffic at 6am surprises you in Sydney.
By the time I make it there to my destination, thanks to the traffic we are way past twilight and the sun is already above the horizon. As I was determined to still snap a few shots, I captured some images from a few different vantage points.
The great advantage is that these days, lots of post processing software and techniques allow us to take an ordinary boring photo and turn it into a brilliant one.
In my case, I decide to run this image through Luminar 2018 which is my favourite editing software at the moment. I simply love the speed and the features it offers.
My approach with this image was to enhance and accentuate this image and then find a texture to apply to it. I have several textures available for free here that you can download for your own usage.
After applying some very basic edits like RAW development, AI Filter, Saturation/Vibrance, Image Radiance and then Texture. I applied this texture in Hard Light, it adds a very unique and stylised look to the image.
The final result is this brilliant looking image that you’d be happy to show your friends on Facebook and Instagram. Heck, I might even print this as an 8 by 10 and put it up in my office.
I love the fact that Luminar 2018 is such an easy tool to use and has all the features that any buddying photographer might need to process their images.