First of all, good news, my coffee machine is out of its comma! A couple of pieces changed, some bill to pay, and it’s back! Alive and kicking!
Last vacations we travelled to Brazil to visit the family and took the little time left to see some landmarks like the Christ on top of the Corcovado. Nice way up with the train (had only done by car before), but the day had low clouds, so the visibility of the city from atop was poor, moreover, the visibility of the statue itself was poor, since we were literally IN the cloud.
We tried to take shots of the family between openings in the clouds and I took some shots of the statue, within some clouds …
One of the new things of Lightroom CC that people are really talking about is the “dehaze” tool. A tool meant to reduce haze from images. Some people used it in extremely “hazy” images and the results were impressive, so I tried on one of the shots and I was very impressed by the results.
First the original cloudy shot to be dehazed.
Then I applied quite an amount of dehazing (+68) to actually remove some of the clouds.
The dehaze tool, in my experience, seems to make everything a bit blue, too blue. So reducing saturation/vibrance helps make things a bit more real. After that, a little bit of Lightroom love (contrast, whites and blacks, exposure) and we have at the top of the post.
Not bad! Before this tool this kind of image would be very hard to work with, probably would end up rejected. Now we can do something with it. I have also used for beach shots with hills as background and the result adds a nice touch to the image, removing part of the sea haze.