Featured photo – In the Valley
As you have maybe heard already Adobe recently released Lightroom 6.2. Apart from small fixes and improvements they added one very nice feature which is local dehaze adjustment. Dehaze adjustment itself was introduced in Lightroom 6.1 and I wrote about it in this post. Basically it’s a really cool feature to add some clarity to hazy or foggy photos (at a cost of image quality, introduction of grain etc.) but up to now it could be used as a global adjustment only. Lightroom 6.2 adds it to all local adjustments like Radial Filter or Graduated Filter so you can apply it specifically to the parts of the image that need it!
In the case of below image I did just that. Most of the image was sufficiently clear but the sky and top of the mountains were sort of foggy and hazy. So I used graduated filter, added some dehaze to it and voila – rescued this part of the photo.