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What I Am Working On: Two Tools, One Task

I was working on this file:

ISO 320 f/11 1/320sec 24mm

I had done a few steps of basic editing when I saw the flag peeking out from behind the grave marker. Interesting how sometimes details like this can be missed at first. I wanted to remove it from my final edit. The really good news is that removing objects from photos has gotten easier and much more natural-looking over the years. In this case, I used both the erase and clone and stamp tools in Luminar. I find the erase tool is good for removal and clone and stamp works well for the clean up of any mess the eraser leaves behind. I would also suggest that you do work like this on the biggest screen you have and make use of the zoom tool as well so that you can get a really good look at what you are doing. The final edit is this one:

ISO 320 f/11 1/320sec 24mm

This final edit has the Luminar Look, Camden Fade, applied to it. The photo was shot at Luxembourg American Cemetery. It is a beautiful spot, a good place to reflect on the sacrifices of those who fought in World War II. Your thoughts on the edit are welcome below. This post was inspired by the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge, Reflections.



17 thoughts on “What I Am Working On: Two Tools, One Task

  1. I haven’t yet experimented with the clone and erase stamps in Luminar. I’m going to have to look at that. I use Lightroom for cataloging and pre-edits, so I often use the tool there to remove. Thanks for the tip on Luminar. I use it for most of my post processing and send the final image back to Lightroom for cataloging.


  2. Good ‘reflection’, lest we forget. I’ve been to Margraten A.C. And Henri-Chapelle, where my Uncle John, for whom I am named, is buried. Wise choice on editing the bit of flag. I know nothing about photo editing but I prefer the greener, better-light, grass in the first shot.


  3. It’s all in the details, isn’t it. And still, knowing it, we often overlook the details during capture. All the better to have some tools in the post-processing that we may use to clean up unwanted details.


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