I posted some shots for the fisherman of Hoi An some time back (I’m not very regular with my posts) that I shot on the last Vietnam and Cambodia photographic tour. The images were posted not long after I shot them and with only a 5 minute basic workup in Lightroom. Usually that’s what I post here on the blog, 5 minute workups… I thought it might be nice to show what a little image work can do for a photograph, sort of a before and after, in this case just in Lightroom.
This photograph was shot on the Hasselblad H4D-60 with the Hasselblad 100mm f2.2 lens handheld, and what you see is basically full frame (besides a little horizon straighten… I was on a boat after all), the file is rather huge and there are 12 stops of latitude for editing, so almost anything is possible.
Directly above is the Lightroom worked up version of the previously posted image. It’s had about 1 hour of processing, mostly just balancing shadow and light, putting the emphasis where it belongs and removing the ugly tower in the background…
The original as previously posted image is repeated below… Don’t forget to click on each image to get a larger view.