This photo was taken in Etretat:
Perhaps it looks familiar? Its scenic white cliffs were subject matter for Impressionist painters including Claude Monet. It’s beautiful, you’ll be surprised to learn I took a lot of photos. When it came to looking through them and deciding what to edit first, I chose this photo, taken with a wide-angle lens that gives a good overall idea of what the area looks like. Here is the photo as shot:
I cropped the photo a bit and boosted some of the luminance sliders. I’ve also sharpened it a bit. For this particular edit, I wanted to maintain a pretty realistic vision of the scene. The one thing that didn’t come through in this photo was how windy it was. There is a slight hint in the grasses in the lower left corner, but the water looks pretty calm.
What do you think of the edits? Do you think I have maintained a good feel of the original scene? Feel free to comment below.