The Washington Monument at Sunset

Washington Monument, Washington DC

Camera : Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Focal Length : 55 mm
Lens : Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens
Exposure : 1/1.6 sec at f /5.6
ISO : 200
Mode : Shutter Priority
Image Format : Raw (CR2)
Time : 8pm Summer

Digital Darkroom Processing :

  • Import image to Lightroom library
  • From LightRoom choose the image you want to edit, right click  –> Edit in Adobe Photoshop
  • In Photoshop. Convert to Smart Object. This is important to preserve an image source content with all its original chracteristics. This will enable you to perform nondestructive eiditing to the layer.
  • From the Layers Pallete click on the create new filter button below.
  • Choose Hue / Saturation
  • Adjusted to Saturation to +40

Other info :
Digital Darkroom Apps:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 for photo management and processing.
Adobe Photoshop CS3 for some post processing.

Here is a great book to learn more about Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.
The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 Book: The Complete Guide for Photographers contains 624 pages of comprehensive and detailed coverage of all aspects of Lightroom. In this book you’ll learn how to:

• Work efficiently with images shot in the raw or JPEG format
• Import photographs with ease and sort them according to your workflow
• Create and manage a personal image library
• Apply tonal adjustments to multiple images quickly
• Integrate Photoshop Lightroom with Adobe Photoshop
• Export images for print or Web as digital contact sheets or personal

The Adobe Photoshop CS4 Book for Digital Photographers
By Scott Kelby
Scott Kelby, the best-selling Photoshop author in the world today, once again takes this book to a whole new level as he uncovers the latest, most important, and most exciting new Adobe Photoshop CS4 techniques for digital photographers. This major update to his award-winning, record-breaking book does something for digital photographers that’s never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure it out on your own. Instead, Scott shows you step-by-step the exact techniques used by today’s cutting-edge digital photographers, and best of all, he shows you flat-out exactly which settings to use, when to use them, and why. That’s why the previous editions of this book are widely used as the official study guide in photography courses at colleges and universities around the world.

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